Amazon Kindle

God and Kings on Amazon Kindle

God and Kings

Availanle NOW
on Amazon Kindle!

Richard Allan Wagner

Richard Allan Wagner
Richard (Rick) Wagner

Wagner is a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Freemason and a Frater of the AMORC Rosicrucian Order.

Read More...>>

Other Works by
Richard Allan wagner

The Mars Key

The Mars Key

The Mars Key is an action packed Sci-fi thriller that mirrors the real-life Mars One mission to colonize the Red Planet within the next few years. It's a mind boggling blend of The Martian, Raiders of the Lost Ark and 2001, a Space Odyssey with Surprises, Surprises, Surprises--plus a stunning conclusion that will leave you Spellbound! Check it out, and watch the Video Trailer!

Read more...>>

The Lost Secret of
William Shakespeare

"The writing of this book started in 1999 when I was beginning my research on the late heiress Sarah Winchester. At that time I had no idea where the research would lead."

Read More...>>

The Truth About Shakespeare

Substantial evidence has come to light which proves, beyond a reasonable doubt, that the Stratford man was not the author.

Read more...>>

The Truth About
The Winchester House

The MYSTERY of the Winchester House is now finally SOLVED, and it has nothing to do with Haunting Spirits or Seances.

Read more...>>

The Truth About
Sarah Winchester

Her birth name was Sarah Lockwood Pardee. She was the fifth of seven children born to Leonard Pardee and Sarah Burns.

Read more...>>

God and Kings

God and Kings is a sci-fi suspense thriller set in ancient Egypt—based on real people and events. It’s a riveting story of romance, mystery, intrigue, betrayal, plots and murder.

Go back to the Home Page...>>

Chapter 8 (of 59)

   One eyed Tafas strolled into a riverfront tavern known for its motley assortment of thieves, brigands and assassins.

   “I’m looking for snake charmers, and I have gold to pay,” he pronounced.

   At first, his words appeared to fall on deaf ears. But then a raspy voice from the farthest edge of the room spoke up:

   “My name is Pentu, and my brother is the finest snake charmer in this land. He can deliver whatever you want!”

   The voice belonged to a small elfish looking man with long greasy hair and an equally greasy grin that displayed every crooked tooth in his seedy head.

   “Take me to him,” Tafas replied, “and you shall have your gold.”

   “Ahh,” Pentu responded, “gold is good. Come, follow me.”
He then led Tafas out into the night air through a dark twisted maze of paths and alleys. As they walked, a hooded figure emerged from the shadows, following behind at a calculated distance.
One eyed Tafas sensed that he was being followed. He’d seen this sort of tactic played out many times before.

     He drew out a dagger and pressed it deep against Pentu’s throat. 

“It was you from whom Tantus obtained the snake, you pathetic wretch. Confess or I’ll cut you to pieces! “

   “Yes, Your Eminence… but he never told me what he wanted with the snake.”

“Liar,” Tafas scorned, “why else would you bring me to this place if not for Tantus?”

   Tafas then held the blade tight against Pentu’s right eye.

I’ll pop out your eye, just as mine was!” He then pressed the blade tighter.

   “Please spare my eye… I’ll tell you what you want to know… the house that stands before you belongs to Lord Tantus.”

Tafas pressed further. “Is he presently within, or is he the hooded one following us?”

   “That, Your Eminence, I do not know!”

Tafas kicked Pentu to the ground then threw a piece of gold at him.

   “There’s your gold. If you value your life, run away now.”

   As Pentu fled, one eyed Tafas entered the open front door to Tantus’ house. The interior was dimly lit. There was a hallway on the left side and another to the right. Cautiously, he proceeded down the right corridor, looking out for trip wires and traps. A room at the end of the hall treacherously beckoned his approach.

   Tafas stooped down low as he entered.

      SWOOSH! The assassin’s sword barely missed Tafas’ head. The blade was so deeply embedding in the door-jamb that its owner was unable to pry it loose.

Tantus stood with a dumbfounded expression on his face suggesting disbelief that he had missed his mark!

   “Never bring a sword to a knife fight you blundering fool,” Tafas scoffed as he plunged his dagger deep into Tantus’ heart.

   Tantus’ massive body slumped to the floor as blood gushed from his mouth and he choked on his last breath!

   “That’s one down,” Tafas thought, “now where is the hooded one?”

   Tafas had no interest in looking for other assassins within the house. He had gotten the murderer he was after.

   Quietly he exited the house back to the streets where he could more easily observe any other threats.

   He began to wonder if the hooded figure had been deliberately following him, but a sudden stinging sensation in his neck confirmed his suspicion was true.

   The hooded one stepped forward from the shadows carrying a bow.

   Tafas stumbled to the ground. The arrow lodged in his throat had cut through his carotid artery.

   “Now I’m finally rid of you” whispered a familiar voice.

   Ptahmose pushed back his hood. “Before you die priest, I’ll have that precious leather pouch.”

   As Tafas began to sense that he was drifting from one world to the next, he defiantly laughed “I don’t have the pouch, for I’m no longer its Keeper!”  

Read Chapter 16 now...>>

Go back to the Home Page...>>

Available NOW on Amazon Kindle!

God and Kings by Richard Allan Wagner

Click here to go to God and Kings at the Amazon Kindle Store