Secret of the Sands

Young Adult, Mystery & Thrillers, General Fiction

By Rai Aren

Publisher : RFS Publications

ABOUT Rai Aren

Rai Aren
I am the co-author of the adventure novel Secret of the Sands, and its upcoming sequel Destiny of the Sands. I have been fascinated by ancient Egypt since I was a child, about the same time that I first tried my hand at writing. I find writing novels to be an absolutely magical process, it More...


SECRET OF THE SANDS is an adventure novel that combines alternate historical fiction & speculative sci-fi to explore ancient Egypt and the mysterious Great Sphinx of Giza

For 12,000 years a dark and deadly secret has been hidden deep below the Great Sphinx of Giza. In present day Egypt, a frightening, yet awe-inspiring story unravels as archaeologists race against time to decipher an ancient truth...

SECRET OF THE SANDS is an Indiana Jones type of adventure novel where the reader is treated to two adventures-in-one as it weaves back and forth between a royal family with a potentially deadly secret in ancient Egypt and the adventures of a couple of modern-day archaeologists on a mission to uncover an amazing artifact that could change the world!

My co-author, Tavius, & I knew we wanted to write an epic story with timeless lessons that was also a fun & entertaining adventure. In the process of brainstorming story concept ideas, I happened to see a program on the Discovery Channel where they were looking into the Great Sphinx of Giza and debating its age and origins. An archaeologist was proposing that it might be much, much older than is currently recorded in the history books. I knew right then & there that we had found the seed for our book. We took that theory & ran with it! It was also an easy choice, because both of us had been fascinated by ancient Egypt our whole lives. Secret of the Sands, on a philosophical level, is a journey of discovery, of discovering our own individual power, and ability to make a difference in the world. It speaks to the power of friendship and love, and the price of betrayal and the lust for power and control. It is a story about how our character and what we do in this life matters. It matters a lot, and in ways we don’t even know yet and can’t always predict. Most importantly it is a lesson in how we are all one, and that we are not separate from one another. We should accept and build upon one another’s strengths and differences, because that is truly how we grow stronger.

"A deep probing mystery riddled with prophecy and danger, Secret of the Sands uses Egypt and her mythology as a backdrop to delve into the meanings of life and religion." -McNally Robinson

"Rai Aren and Tavius E. have crafted a fast-paced, exciting novel overflowing with mystery and intrigue. The tension is constant. The characters fully developed. And the plot gripping. Ancient history and present day relevance are so expertly intertwined, that you might forget you are reading a work of fiction."
-- Thomas Phillips, author of The Molech Prophecy