For 12,000 years a dark and deadly secret has been hidden deep below the Great Sphinx of Giza. In present day Egypt, a frightening, yet awe-inspiring story unravels as archaeologists race against time to decipher an ancient truth... SECRET OF THE SANDS is a BEST-SELLING and AWARD-WINNING mystery novel that opens a window into the past, bringing a previously unknown and startling civilization to life.
Photos: Rai & Star Wars clone friend, Stormtrooper buddy, & Boba Fett; Official author photo: Rai Aren on the right, Tavius E. on the left.
RAI AREN (Twitter: @raiaren)
Rai is super-proud that SECRET OF THE SANDS, an archaeology adventure/alternate historical fiction novel, is a consistent Amazon kindle BESTSELLER (thank-you readers!) and that the book is the 2009 ReadersFavorite.com "Fiction-Mystery" silver medalist. You can learn more about our adventures on our homepage at:
Rai loves the stories of Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Star Trek, Indiana Jones (her first kitty cat is named Indiana, Indy for short), and The Matrix (take the red pill!), to name a few. She loves getting lost in these enchanting worlds and studying their underlying philosophies. Ancient Egypt has held a particular fascination for her since childhood.
Rai feels that novels have the ability to take us on magic carpet rides, allowing us to escape into fascinating and engaging worlds, where the stories become real to us. Storytelling is an ancient, timeless practice and is an integral part of who we are. For Rai, writing a novel is a similar, but far more intense experience and she is thrilled to be a part of such an honored tradition. She believes that these stories are out there, waiting and wanting to be told - that they travel the universe in search of the door, the conduit, to the soul who is meant to tell their tale. She hopes you enjoy the worlds she & Tavius have opened the doors to...
Tavius E. (pen name) grew up and currently resides in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Movies such as The Lord of the Rings and The Star Wars trilogies have ignited his imagination. Authors such as David Eddings and Dan Brown have inspired him to write.
He enjoys learning about ancient Egypt and archaeology. He sometimes looks up at the stars in the skies and wonder about all the amazing stories that have never been told. As a result, he and his college friend, Rai Aren, are pursuing their shared interests of being successful storytellers.
Stay tuned readers - the sequel Destiny of the Sands is underway...