TITLE: Horus

GENRES: Fantasy, mythology, drama.

RATING: PG-13

SUMMARY: Years ago, the god Set murdered Horus's father and seized the throne of Kemet. Now Horus is grown...and it's time to take back his birthright. A fantasy based on the Egyptian myth.

WRITING STATUS: Completed; to be rewritten.

WRITING DATE: 1998.

LENGTH: 21 chapters, 70,000+ words.

CONTENT WARNINGS: Fantasy violence, mild adult language.

COPYRIGHT: This story and all characters, unless otherwise stated in the Disclaimers, are copyright © tehuti_88 and may not be used or distributed without permission. The reader is free to print out or download a copy of this story for offline reading as long as the author's copyright information remains upon it. Please do not distribute; if you wish to share this story, send a link to this page.

DISCLAIMERS: Certain characters such as Horus, Anubis, Upuat, etc. are from Egyptian mythology. Although this story is based on Egyptian mythology and culture, artistic license has been taken as this is a FANTASY story. Please take note that this story was written in 1998 and that my writing style and understanding of the mythology I created have changed vastly in the meantime.

ADDITIONAL INFO: Third-place winner in the All Novel Contest, August 2004 (Writing dot com).


Table Of Contents

Prologue
A mysterious band of travelers is followed by a menacing presence...

Chapter 1
Reia informs Horus of his past, and starts him on his journey away from home...

Chapter 2
Horus learns of his true destiny from his namesake, Lord Harakhte...

Chapter 3
Horus says a final goodbye to Reia, and receives advice from the swamp goddess Buto...

Chapter 4
Horus meets his first traveling companions, as well as an unknown relative...

Chapter 5
Reia meets his end - and Horus makes a crucial decision...

Chapter 6
Pendua describes his eerie dream; and Isis receives important news from the Delta...

Chapter 7
Horus and companions make an intriguing discovery in the desert...

Chapter 8
The group encounters a surprise attack in the western cliffs...

Chapter 9
A human switches sides, and Pendua is taken into custody as a traitor...

Chapter 10
An Apsiu makes a grave mistake and faces his own death, when someone steps in...

Chapter 11
Pendua is freed; and Horus receives a less-than-generous nighttime welcoming...

Chapter 12
Horus meets his father, and receives important advice for the battle ahead...

Chapter 13
Before leaving the city, Anubis learns the horrible truth about his past...

Chapter 14
The group finds a pleasant surprise at Elephantine, and Horus asks for a family favor...

Chapter 15
Battle plans are made as Horus reaches the city...

Chapter 16
Anubis chooses his side - and the battle begins...

Chapter 17
The city riots, alliances are broken, a pivotal meeting takes place on the battlefield...

Chapter 18
The battle reaches its climax as Horus and Set finally face each other...

Chapter 19
Horus decides whether his uncle should live or die...

Epilogue
An end comes, and with it a new beginning for the kingdom of Kemet...