Ramona Louise Wheeler

In February 2014, Tor Books released
Ramona Louise Wheeler's novel, Three Princes.

 Cover art by Raphael LaCoste

Lord Scott Oken, a prince of Albion, and Professor-Prince Mikel Mabruke live in a world where the sun never set on the Egyptian Empire. In the year 1877 of Our Lord Julius Caesar, Pharaoh Djoser-George governs a sprawling realm that spans Europe, Africa, and much of Asia. When the European terrorist Otto von Bismarck touches off an international conspiracy, Scott and Mik are charged with exposing the plot against the Empire. Their adventure takes them from the sands of Memphis to a lush New World, home of the Incan Tawantinsuyu, a rival empire across the glittering Atlantic Ocean. Encompassing Quetzal airships, operas, blood sacrifice and high diplomacy, Ramona Wheeler's Three Princes is a richly imagined, cinematic vision of a modern Egyptian Empire.

“Ramona Wheeler has created the most amazing alternate universe, a place that turns upside down our ideas of East, West, and everything in between. She seamlessly blends action, lush descriptions, and brilliant characterizations into one of the most original books I’ve read in years. Three Princes is a delight."
                                                         ~Catherine Asaro, author of the Saga of the Skolian Empire.

Three Princes is a fascinatingly conceived and wondrously realized alternate history.”
                                                        ~Analog editor, Stan Schmidt
Professor Tom Easton, Analog book reviewer for thirty years, calls the novel “cinematic.”

“A well-crafted and original alternate history, packed with action, adventure, and interesting what-ifs.”
                                                   ~ David Brin, Hugo Award-winning author of the Uplift  Series.

ISBN-13: 9780765335975

  • Publisher: Doherty, Tom Associates, LLC
  • Publication date: 2/4/2014
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Pages: 352

    You first met Ramona Louise Wheeler in the pages of Analog magazine, September 1998. Her stories, featuring Ray and Rokey, were good old-fashioned space opera, illustrated in Analog by the late, great Kelly Freas. The entire collection of Ray and Rokey's star-hopping adventures appeared in 2001: Have Starship, Will Travel and Starship For Hire, Wildside Press. com. Available everywhere.

    Wheeler’s non-fiction works focus on comparative mythology, and on the art, literature and beliefs of the ancient Egyptians. Her web sites on ancient Egyptian mythology have been learning aids for students around the globe since 1994. Her essays were published first in 2000, Walk Like An Egyptian: A Modern Guide to The Religion and Philosophy of Ancient Egypt, and translated into Chinese for the Asian market in 2001. A third, expanded edition came out in 2004, with cover art by the author. The new edition contains material on the Egyptian calendar, including a unique translation of the only existing copies, provided by Diana Janeen Pierce. Wheeler’s most recent work on Egypt is an e-book, Walk Like An Egyptian: Ancient Faith, Modern Mind, published by Smashwords.
    In 1983, Wheeler was one of the founding members of Hal’s Pals, the writers group led by the dean of "hard science fiction," Hal Clement. When Hal Clement passed away in 2003, Professor Tom Easton, retired book reviewer for Analog and a true Renaissance Man, took over the helm. The group continues to thrive with Professor Easton’s guidance. Such authors as Sherry Briggs, Wen Spencer, Judith Klein-Dial and Walter Hunt have been members of Hal’s Pals. The group was dubbed “Hal’s Pals” by Harlan Ellison.

    Wheeler is also a graphic artist, specializing in book and web page layout, design and illustration. Her latest graphic project is a set of ancient Egyptian playing cards, as well as a tarot deck, combining the history of the cards with the mysteries of the Nile.

    On this web site: 

    ~ In The Garden of Osiris: The Theology of Ancient Egypt. Wheeler's essential work on the mind and metaphors of the Egyptians.

    Corner Mythology: Conceptual metaphors shared by Egypt and ancient Europe.

    What remains changeless throughout seasonal changes, remains the same in every landscape, environment, climate or society? You. Mythology has always been about you in your environment, you in your world. You are the hero of every myth -- and every monster, as well.

      March 2014

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    Walk Like an Egyptian: Ancient Faith, Modern Mind ~ the Smashwords ePublish edition

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    Osiris belongs to us more than to ancient Egypt, at least by that name. This is true for Isis, Horus, Thoth.  Pronunciation is only the resonance of an era. Egypt’s metaphors for the Throne of the Eye, bonds of love, unique identity and intellect work today. Flesh out those names with the majesty of the Egyptian vision, and you revitalize the language between you and yourself.

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