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Bio: Born in Malaysia to English parents, Max has traveled extensively, living in England, Belgium, Germany and Jamaica before settling down in New Zealand. He completed a Master's degree in Plant Physiology before taking up a varied career that includes teaching at elementary, high school and university levels. Max also worked as a tissue culture scientist and assisted the New Zealand Government to conduct research on the effects of introduced mammals on the native vegetation of those islands. Moving to Australia, Max took up a position teaching at James Cook University. Max met his wife Ariana in Australia and after two years exploring the outback and the tropical rainforests, moved to the United States. He is currently residing in Illinois.

1. Very Long [163661 words]The Amarnan Kings Book 1: Scarab - Akhenaten by Max Overton [History]
2. Long [101065 words]Sequestered by Max Overton & Jim Darley [Mystery/Crime]
3. Very Long [178099 words]The Amarnan Kings Book 3: Scarab - Tutankhamen by Max Overton [History]

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1 The Amarnan Kings Book 1: Scarab - Akhenaten
by Max Overton
  A chance discovery in Syria reveals answers to the mystery of the ancient Egyptian sun-king, the heretic Akhenaten and his beautiful wife Nefertiti. Inscriptions in the tomb of his sister Beketaten, otherwise known as Scarab, tell a story of life and death, intrigue and warfare, in and around the golden court of the kings of the glorious 18th dynasty. The narrative of a young girl growing up at the centre of momentous events - the abolition of the gods, foreign invasion and the fall of a once-... more info>> (Published: 2010)

Words: 163661 - Reading Time: 467-654 min.
Category: History
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2 Lion of Scythia [Scythian Trilogy Book 1]
by Max Overton
  Alexander the Great has conquered the Persian Empire and is marching eastward to India. In his wake he leaves small groups of soldiers to govern great tracts of land and diverse peoples. Nikometros is a young cavalry captain left behind in the lands of the fierce nomadic Scythian horsemen. Captured after an ambush, he must fight for his life and the lives of his surviving men. He seeks an opportunity to escape but owes a debt of loyalty to the chief, and a developing love for the young priestess... more info>>

Words: 81510 - Reading Time: 232-326 min.
Category: Historical Fiction

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3 Rakshasa
by Max Overton
  Rakshasa is a demon. He doesn't know where he came from or how he came to be in the first place. All he knows is that he feeds on the dying thoughts of men and that he is hungry. Engendered in ancient times in the north of India, he wanders, doing exactly what he wants, killing when and where he pleases until he attracts the attention of a god. Fleeing for his life, Rakshasa must now come to terms with what he is and his place in the scheme of things. Hiding from the gods, he delves into the wo... more info>> (Published: 2012)

Words: 165863 - Reading Time: 473-663 min.
Category: Fantasy/Historical Fiction

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4 Scarab - Ay [The Amarnan Kings Book 4]
by Max Overton
  Tutankhamen is dead and his grieving widow tries to rule alone, but her grandfather Ay has not destroyed the former kings just so he can be pushed aside. Presenting the Queen and General Horemheb with a fait accompli, the old Vizier assumes the throne of Egypt and rules with a hand of hardened bronze. His adopted son, Nakhtmin, will rule after him, and stamp out the last remnants of loyalty to the former kings. Scarab was sister to three kings and will not give in to the usurper and his son. Sh... more info>> (Published: 2012)

Words: 167398 - Reading Time: 478-669 min.
Category: History

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5 Scarab - Horemheb [The Amarnan Kings Book 5]
by Max Overton
  General Horemheb has taken control after the death of Ay and Nakhtmin, and forcing Scarab to marry him, ascends the throne of Egypt. The Two Kingdoms settle into an uneasy peace as Horemheb proceeds to stamp out all traces of the former kings. He also persecutes the Khabiru tribesmen who were reluctant to help him seize power. Scarab escapes into the desert, where she is content to wait until Egypt needs her. A holy man emerges from the desert, and demands that Horemheb release the Khabiru so t... more info>> (Published: 2012)

Words: 159779 - Reading Time: 456-639 min.
Category: History

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6 Sequestered
by Max Overton, Jim Darley
  Storing carbon dioxide underground as a means of removing a greenhouse gas responsible for global warming has made James Matternicht a fabulously wealthy man. For 15 years, the Carbon Capture and Sequestration Facility at Rushing River in Oregon's hinterland has been operating without a problem -- or so it seems. Annaliese Winton is a reporter, and when mysterious documents arrive on her desk that purport to show the Facility is leaking, she investigates. Together with a government geologist, M... more info>> (Published: 2012)

Words: 101065 - Reading Time: 288-404 min.
Category: Mystery/Crime

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7 The Amarnan Kings Book 2: Scarab -- Smenkhkare
by Max Overton
  Scarab -- Smenkhkare follows on from the first book in this series as King Akhenaten, distraught at the rebellion and exile of his beloved wife Nefertiti, withdraws from public life, content to leave the affairs of Egypt in the hands of his younger half-brother Smenkhkare. When Smenkhkare disappears on a hunting expedition, his sister Beketaten, known as Scarab, is forced to flee for her life. Finding refuge among her mother's people, the Khabiru, Scarab has resigned herself to a life in exile... more info>>

Words: 174426 - Reading Time: 498-697 min.
Category: Historical Fiction
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8 The Amarnan Kings Book 3: Scarab - Tutankhamen
by Max Overton
  Scarab and her brother Smenkhkare are in exile in Nubia, but are gathering an army to wrest control of Egypt from the boy king Tutankhamen and his controlling uncle, Ay. Meanwhile, the kingdoms are beset by internal troubles and the Amorites are pressing hard against the northern borders. Generals Horemheb and Paramessu must fight a war on two fronts while deciding where their loyalties lie -- with the former king Smenkhkare or with the new young king in Thebes. Smenkhkare and Scarab march on ... more info>> (Published: 2011)

Words: 178099 - Reading Time: 508-712 min.
Category: History

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