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"Be Smitten" – by ‘The Smiting Texts’, title of my first archaeological adventure thriller featuring Anson Hunter, alternative Egyptologist, writer and blogger

Background Information


People have asked where my depth of knowledge as a writer of books on Egypt comes from. The answer - from a lifetime spent studying ancient Egypt and Egyptian archaeology and from numerous research trips to Egypt.

I'm fascinated by the mystery of ancient Egypt and its potency and relevance for today's world.

'The Smiting Texts' - a modern archaeological thriller, an ancient, esoteric time bomb - is my first adult novel, following on from award-winning success as a writer of novels for young readers, published under the name Roy Pond in UK, Australia and USA. (published by Austin & Macauley, UK, paperback 08, Hardcover 09)

I spent much of my life in Africa and now live in Australia where as an ad Creative Director (Mad Men!) and copywriter I have written internationally recognised advertising campaigns for various causes, charities and brands.


NEW BOOKS: (2010)

'THE HATHOR HOLOCAUST' - Can a renegade Egyptologist stop an ancient apocalypse of plague and global scorching?

Second in the Anson Hunter Egypt adventure thriller series.

(Amazon Kindle and Paperback)

'THE IBIS APOCALYPSE' - Egypt's forbidden power.... the fate of the world written in stone

Third in the Egypt adventure thriller series

(Amazon Kindle and Paperback)



EGYPT BREAKOUT - Soldiers of an Endless Night... on an endless night of adventure.


(This new series has photos of real Egyptian antiquities in the stories to enthrall and educate)

Kindle and Paperback



THE EGYPT TOMB MACHINE - a young archaeologist, a life and death quest in a realm before the pharaohs

Amazon Paperback  (Also Apple iBook)


*The above titles all released in 2010.


My other children's Books, written in the 90s, are now out of print, but some are still available on the web:

Egyptian young reader's novels:-

"Tomb Travellers", (Winner of A Children's Book of thea Year Award) "Pyramid Voyagers", "Pharaoh Seekers."

"The Mummy Monster's Game" ("The Mummy's Revenge" in USA)

"The Mummy Tomb Hunt" ("The Mummy's Tomb" in USA)

"The Mummy Rescue Mission"


"The Mummy King's Realm" (young adult readers)

Australian 'outback' novels:-

Sail Railers, Paddle Ghosts, Steam Phantoms, Playing Director, Remote Control










Birth Place
Durban,  South Africa

"Book of the Year" - for young readers, Australian Christian Literary Society

Additional Information

NEW. Number #4in my Egypt adventure series 'The Anubis Intervention' now available on Kindle. It follows The Smiting Texts, The Hathor Holocaust and The Ibis Apocalypse.

Favorite Links

The 'Other Egypt' Blog by author Roy Lester Pond
My first archaeological thriller 'The Smiting Texts'features alternative Egyptologist and blogger on ancient Egypt, Anson Hunter. This continues the tradition...

Roy Pond's Ancient Egypt & Adventure Children's Books
Author's homepage

A Nile 'River of Consciousness' Blog
VIEWS OF EGYPT BY ANSON HUNTER, alternative Egyptologist, blogger and hero of the archaeological thriller 'The Smiting Texts'(A fiction hero's blog of ruminations)

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