The Buried Pyramid

Readers of “Imhotep” will find themselves transported once more to ancient Egypt with Imhotep, King Djoser, Meryt, Hetephernebti and other familiar characters in this second novel about the famous architect of the Step Pyramid.
Both a prequel and sequel to “Imhotep,” “The Buried Pyramid” begins as the Second Dynasty of ancient Egypt comes crashing to an end with the assassination of King Kha-Sekhemwy, the forced marriage of his daughter to the king's assassin, and the disappearance of Prince Djoser, rightful heir to the throne. The second half of the novel picks up the story thirty years later as Imhotep’s forces his way through a time portal in a desperate attempt to save his daughter's life. Encountering a mysterious doctor in modern Egypt, Imhotep flees back to the ancient world only to find that he has triggered a series of tragedies that will change the face of The Two Lands and lead to his living entombment.
“The Buried Pyramid” is the second book in a highly praised tetralogy about the ancient Egyptian architect Imhotep. The first novel of the series is “Imhotep.” The third is “The Forest of Myrrh.” The fourth and final novel is "The Field of Reeds."


The Buried Pyramid had me so engaged from beginning to end as I once again became lost in ancient Egypt amidst the smells of incense, spices, honeyed beer, lotus and freshly baked bread, markets and festivals. The second book in the series, as the author's blurb says, is both a prequel and a sequel, and one would think that it would be difficult to make the concept work, but Dubs accomplishes it with finasse. The first sections of the book are the 'prequel' and take place in the last few weeks of King Khasekamwy's (King Djoser's father) reign and the rise of Djoser whom we met in the first book. The prequel sets up the chain of events that will ultimately pull Imhotep and his family unwittingly into an assassination plot and lead to one of the darkest hours Imhotep will face.
One warning: there is a rape scene in this book that many readers may find difficult to read.
I highly recommend this well written and researched series that uses the bare bones of what is known about this period in ancient Egypt, and then weaves a tale around one of the greatest men known at that time, Imhotep. - Catherine Mackay, Amazon reader.

This is one of the best works of historical fiction I have ever read. I was so engrossed that I had to just keep reading until I had finished. The plot is great, the characters real, and woven through it is the element of time travel. I wanted it to go on and on, and I hated it to end! So, my only question is, when is Mr. Dubs' next book coming out? - Megan Shields, Amazon reader

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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, Nick-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. 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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