Stumbling in the dark of an unfinished tomb beneath the sands of Saqqara, American tourist Tim Hope unknowingly passes through a time portal that leads to ancient Egypt — a time before the Sphinx, before the great pyramids of Giza, and long before the loss of his beloved Addy.
When he discovers that two other Americans preceded him through the time portal, Tim immerses himself in the ancient world to search for them. As he becomes more comfortable with the simpler, more immediate land, he finds himself irresistibly attracted to the delicate Meryt, a wbt-priestess for the god Re.
Learning that a seven-year famine has led to a plot to overthrow King Djoser, Tim discovers that his fate, the lives of the two Americans and the future of Egypt rest in the hands of the legendary Imhotep, master architect of the Step Pyramid, renowned physician and intimate adviser to King Djoser.
Downloaded by more than 100,000 readers, “Imhotep" is the first book in an acclaimed four-book series about the ancient Egyptian architect Imhotep. The second book in the series is "The Buried Pyramid." The third book is "The Forest of Myrrh." The fourth book is "The Field of Reeds."


This has got to be one of the best books I have read in the last 6 months or so. It takes 3 tourists who are touring Egypt and wander into a tomb closed to the public and they go down a hallway, turn a corner, push a door open and step out into Egypt of 5000 years ago. No wait- this is not reality. Sit back and let imagination and a worderfully talented writer take you back into time and give you a vision of life in the time of King Djoser. Live with the Egyptians, dress as they do, learn the language, experience the lifestyle both good and bad. This book has everything, adventure, love, friendship, changing lifestyles and a totally different pace of time. I loved every second of this book and hated to see it end.  Amazon reader, Ruth B.Ingram

I am an amateur Ancient Egyptian scholar, having read many books on the subject, and its many facets. This is one of the best fictional accounts of life in Ancient Egypt that I have read in 60 years of reading in the subject.
I can't believe this was initially self published. The author makes the Egypt of 5000 years ago seem as alive as if it was yesterday. His descriptions are excellent and his story exciting. The characters he writes about are well developed, interesting, and plausible. Amongst the major players one of them, Tama, High Priestess of Ma'at", is especially well drawn. Her insights into how one should look at, and live a life in "Ma'at" contains much wisdom, equally (and perhaps more ) relevant today then 5000 years ago. Amazon reader, Gerald Farber

Was surprised by the direction of the plot, and couldn't put the book down (meaning, when I had free time, I went directly back to it). This is historical fantasy with a strong touch of action-adventure. An author, myself, I feel free to give 5 stars to the book on technical aspects. Probably not a good book to give to your preteen son or daughter, but the author treats the unforced and inoffensive sexuality in good taste and at a distance; given the period and the place, there is no realistic way to describe the culture without some notice of sexuality. This is no way a salacious book. You will not be disappointed. Amazon reader, Richard E. J. Burke

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About Jerry Dubs

An enthusiastic vagabond, Jerry Dubs has published seven novels, the most recent being "Suti and the Broken Staff," a sequel to the popular four-book series about the ancient Egyptian Imhotep.

In 2008, Jerry and his wife, Deb, sold their Camp Hill, PA, home to move into an apartment in Raleigh, NC, the beginning of a plan to downsize and simplify. In 2012, they shed more of their possessions — selling or giving away all of their furniture, books, records, CD, DVDs, winter clothing, knick-knacks and television. Able to stow all of their possessions in a Honda Civic, they began to wander the southeast in search of warm weather and well-kept tennis courts. (He sporadically blogs about their lifestyle at Now they are planning the next step — selling their car and reducing their possessions to what they can carry — so that they can broaden their travels to foreign countries.

When not playing tennis or planning his next stop, Jerry writes. He has published four time-travel novels based in ancient Egypt. On a more contemporary note, he wrote "Kaleidoscope," an almost-murder mystery that bounces between parallel universes. Taking a break from science fiction he wrote, "The Earth Is My Witness," a multi-layered mystery flavored with a dash of Buddhism and Existentialism.

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