Tell us a little bit about yourself. What motivates you?
Ramses: I am an immortal entity called a Pharaoh, kind of like an angel, but many times more powerful and much stronger, but I am a dark equivalent called a Dark Pharaoh. Kind of like demons are to angels. I was created within a Good (also known as a Light) Pharaoh by a similar name which I destroyed from within and took over his body when he was 300 years old.
Physically I am 6’8 and I weigh 400 pounds without armor. For now I am wearing a 200 pound suit of armor that covers all of me including my face. I am extremely strong and very powerful. I have a very short temper. I have a very muscular physique, but I am also very agile, and I am not at all stupid. I am also very proud. ‘The Setting Sun’ is just one of my many aliases and titles I go by; all of them are associated with my dark nature and solace of the shadows. I also enjoy and have a talent with creating weapons and armor of power and metallurgy and a little crystallurgy. I have a vast knowledge of power and talismans.
My motivations—hmmm. I aspire to conquer, dominate, and destroy. I want to rule the heavens and the entire cosmos with steel and an iron fist for all eternity. I seek all manner of power to be infinitely omnipotent. I hope to overthrow The Most High and take his place as ruler. In addition I will claim Neiko as my queen, and she will rule at my side whether she comes willingly or not (and I doubt she will). If she doesn’t I will have to imprison her and force her to marry me. It doesn’t really matter me, and this will make it more interesting which I will enjoy. I claimed her to be mine while I was in the process of destroying my good counterpart. I did promise him I would take very good care of her before I ended his existence for eternity. Needless to say he didn’t like it very much, but there wasn’t anything he could do to stop me, and he can’t now either since he is forever extinguished! I do have a penchant for wealth— especially precious medals and gems.
Who are your heroes?
Ramses: I have no heroes. All are beneath me, and none of them deserve my adoration. If I must choose one, then I would choose: me. Although, I do have a tiny regard for Osiris Ten Scars—why else would I choose to pretend to be his son? Well, they do have some things I am looking for, but things haven’t gone according to plan…
What is your favorite food?
Ramses: I love a 96-oz steak—medium to medium rare—with all the trimmings and desert and sometimes I like to throw in a rack of ribs and maybe some ham and chicken. I am a big person, so I have a matching appetite, and I have a very high metabolism and sometimes go long periods without eating. I am not human after all.
How old are you?
Ramses: I am much older than the cosmos. My age is incomprehensible to the mortal mind. I am roughly 7 googolplexes (that’s what the Earth humans call it) old—three hundred years younger than my good counterpart would have been if I didn’t take over his body and destroy him.
What is your greatest strength?
Ramses: My physical strength and power are as equally as strong. One day I hope to become omnipotent! My rage makes me even stronger.
Do you have a weakness?
Ramses: No mortal or mortal weapons can destroy me. They may injure me temporarily with great force, but they can’t kill me. Only an immortal can kill me, but it is still difficult. They must pierce my heart and shatter my heartstone which contains my soul, essence, and life force. Even still it’s not easy and requires great physical strength. Imagine trying to shatter a diamond with a sword.
Star Wars or Star Trek?
Ramses: I know a little about Earth culture watching Neiko over all these eons and keeping up with her interests. I would say Star Wars, and my favorite character is Darth Sideous. He reminds me much of myself, except at a much, much weaker scale than I. He and I share the same ambitions to rule and acquire power. And, no, I am not a disheveled old man. One day all will see my face!
Wow, do not mess with this guy! But DO read his book!
The Indians and the Crackedskulls are locked in the turmoil of war and presently in a stalemate. Her enemies, Raven and Bloodhawk, have come up with a scheme to up the ante and break the stalemate into their favor. Neiko later finds out that a land she thought she had only imagined is actually real and contains a legendary and otherworldly evil within it. Not only that, she becomes trapped there and must escape the world, the people within it, and the sinister evil within.
About the Author
A.K. Taylor grew up in the backwoods of Georgia where she learned about nature. She enjoys hunting and fishing, beekeeping, gardening, archery, shooting, hiking, and has various collections. She also has interest in music, Native American history and heritage, Egyptian history, and the natural sciences. A.K. Taylor has been writing and drawing since the age of 16. A.K. Taylor has graduated from the University of Georgia with a biology degree, and she shares an interest in herpetology with her husband.