The Netherworld of Kemet: Ezra's Trial of Faith

Young Adult

By A.R. Bey

Publisher : Xlibris Corporation


A.R. Bey
A. R. Bey resides in the U.S. She has earned her B.A. in Communications from Wesleyan College and her M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Rosemont College. A multifaceted artist, she is also a professional songwriter and her additional creative works include a poetry chapbook and four feature More...


On the morning of the first day of seventh grade, twelve-year-old Ezra Wallace dreams of a distant wasteland.  Later that evening, he learns that his parents are separating. However, when his history class visits the local museum to observe a popular King Tut exhibit, he is intrigued by a small golden elephant that once belonged to the late boy king. When he discovers that the glass containing the artifact has been mysteriously left ajar, he is tempted to steal it. Shortly thereafter, his decision leads him on an unforgettable journey through the Netherworld of Kemet (Amenti), a magical dimension filled with wonder and splendor. There he encounters several famous pharaohs, enchanting queens, and many Kemetic deities as they continue their eternal existence. Yet he soon realizes that Amenti is not the paradise that it should be.

"A.R. Bey has done a wonderful job for it to be her first book. Following the story of Ezra and how he discovers himself through the ancient lands of pharoahs, queens and exploring a new world in Amenti. This is a wonderful story of a young man learning about culture and lifestyle of the ancient Egyptians. With the help of his friends, he's able to find what he's been looking for as his world is changing. A good read for all young adults interested in Egypt, pharaohs, growing up and handling what life has to offer at a young age." Moshmin Hamid, Library technician
Dekalb County Public Library, Decatur, GA