Aidan K. Morrissey – The Awakening Aten


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South Shields Fiction Writers presents Aidan K. Morrissey –  ‘The Awakening Aten.’ The tombs and characters that inspired a novel.

Local author Aidan K. Morrissey will be giving an audio visual presentation of the characters, places and events, which inspired his recently published novel ‘The Awakening Aten.’

The talk entitled ‘The tombs and characters that inspired a novel’ will include Aidan reading excerpts from his book along with a fascinating, light hearted visual presentation of the tombs and artefacts which feature in the story.

The event is FREE but booking is required.

About ‘The Awakening Aten’

For the past twelve years, Aidan has extensively researched, both in Egypt and in museums throughout the world, the details of people living in Egypt over 3000 years ago with some surprising results. He decided to write some of what he discovered in the form of a novel, keeping the historicity of the period as true to actual events as possible.

With the backdrop of the Pyramids and the many Tombs of Kings, nobles and workers, visited today by thousands of tourists every year, ‘The Awakening Aten’ gives an imaginative voice to men women and children who lived, loved, fought and died along the banks of the Nile around 1400 BCE. War, murder, intrigue, tomb robbing  and executions are mingled with the fictional daily lives of Pharaohs, nobles  and commoners.

‘The Awakening Aten’ has been well received by reviewers:

‘This was such a fascinating and very insightful novel with some fabulous detail. Following different families as they made their way through the story. It has left me very eager to read the next in the series.’

‘A character driven epic with beautifully descriptive writing that brings this ancient world to life.’

‘The plot is told in rich details of real battles, culture and struggles. It was perfectly paced to keep me glued to the pages… I had trouble putting it down because I felt so immersed in a culture I didn’t know much about.’

‘Beautifully written and crafted…there is also a fabulous hidden coming-of-age story at the end. Brilliant!

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