My readers think reading the prequels first give them a better experience. There is a timeline in the front matter of each book with the chronological order of the books as well as on the webpage for the series.
Side note: I put The Valley Iris as the first prequel because its ending feeds into the middle of Wife of Ay, but otherwise, the best order to read the saga would be in chronological order. I hope you enjoy them and thank you for reading!
(If you are wondering, the 15th book is A New Dawn. It is the bonus ending to King's Daughter and is available via sign-up.)
I wrote the prequel collection to either be read before or after the main series, so there are no spoilers there. I think it may add to the story to read the prequels first, but I've had readers say the same thing having read the series first. To each their own. The complement collection is the companion to the prequels and the main series.
So if I were to read, I would read in this order:
Prequel 1 - The Valley Iris
Prequel 2 - Wife of Ay
Prequel 3 - Paaten's War
*Prequel 4 - The Fifth Prophet
Prequel 5 - Egypt's Second Born
Prequel Novella - The Mitanni Princess (Currently this is a free download for my email subscribers but available in paperback)
Book 1 - Salvation in the Sun
*Complement 1 - Exiled: This book will have spoilers for Salvation in the Sun, The Fifth Prophet and Egypt's Second Born
Book 2 - Secrets in the Sand
Complement 2 - King's Daughter: This book will have spoilers for Secrets in the Sand, Paaten's War and The Mitanni Princess
Bonus Ending - A New Dawn (Currently this is a free download for my email subscribers but available in paperback)
Book 3 - Scarab in the Storm
Book 4 - Silence in the Stone
Complement 3 - Nefertiti's Legacy: This book will have spoilers for all 4 books of the main series and King's Daughter, and A New Dawn.
*The Fifth Prophet and Exiled are a bit darker than the rest of the saga because they follow the series villain who is a violent psychopath. Similar to the films Dexter or a PG13 version of The Killer Inside Me. They are there for the readers who wanted them and I made the rest of the saga readable without having to read those two if you decide they are not your cup of tea :)
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I did not consult any spiritualists, reincarnated person, or medium-based papers, books, or people in the research for this saga. I used academic papers, journals, research documents, archaeology reports and the like to provide the foundation for The Lost Pharaoh Chronicles and my future works.
For character development, I researched specific forums for people dealing with certain life events, psychology and psychiatry studies, and common traits, thoughts and actions exhibited by people with specific disorders or trauma as experienced by my characters.
I wrote a story in third grade about a baby whale who lost his mommy whale and had to search the entire sea to find her (Yes, this was before Finding Nemo). In fifth grade, I wrote a full-length book about mermaids, a magic pearl, and a dashing human prince. Unfortunately, I was using my father's old computer which could not boot past Y2K. So...that was when I realized the importance of back-ups and also when I knew my many vivid dreams were just meant to go onto paper.
I wrote several fantasy books that have never seen the light of day (and never will) and two sci-fi books that I humbly unpublished (a polishing may be in their future) before I wrote Blood of Toma. That was when I realized my love of history and writing would come together in a passion I wished I had discovered years earlier.
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