The Freedman and the Pharaoh's Staff

Science Fiction & Fantasy

By Lane Heymont

Publisher : Sunbury Press, Inc.

The Freedman and the Pharaoh's Staff

ABOUT Lane Heymont

Lane Heymont
Lane  earned a BA in Liberal Arts with a focus on literature and history. He also holds a double minor in psychology and business. After college, Lane turned his focus back to writing. He has several short stories published and his debut novel, The Freedman and the Pharaoh’s Staff from  More...


Jeb, a former slave, rescues his brother-in-law Crispus from the Ku Klux Klan, pulling him into a world of Creole Voodoo, hatred, time travel, and redemption. The two brothers-in-law set out to stop Verdiss and his Klan followers from using the Pharaoh's Staff, a magical artifact from ancient Egypt. Soon, Jeb and Crispus learn Verdiss’ diabolical plan and discover that he is working for an even more evil force. In the end Jeb and Crispus must stop the eradication of an entire people and each must find redemption for his own past sins.

"Will the power of an African king be the end of people of African people?

That is just one of the questions that you will find yourself wanting the answer to in the book THE FREEDMAN AND THE PHARAOH'S STAFF by Lane Heymont. Taking elements of what has been, what is and what's to come and merging them together the author gives us a story of power, evil and what it means to truly be free.

We meet Jeb and Crispus, two individuals who because of who they are find themselves the object of hatred. Though they are not seen as having any real value, they know that there is the opportunity that the tides can change, making the master the servant of the slave.

The book really delves into the mechanics of what it means to be in control, and how power in anyone's hands can be misused. Whether it is a Klansman who is able to see the error of his ways before it is too late or a former slave realizing that vengeance is not the way to prevail, it all comes down to the power of free will.

Heymont has a real gift for telling a story, and that comes across clearly in this read. Definitely one that will capture your attention and keep you reading 'til the end." - C.A. Webb, Conversations Live Radio Show


“With clever, well written phrases, the author renders this tale larger than life…there are heart rending, stomach churning, and anger evoking moments which make the story feel very real.” - Online Book Club


"I liked this book. I enjoyed how the author wove stories from different historical periods into one book and still had the overarching story make complete sense. The book contained good, solid writing. I recommend this book." - Emily Davis, Blogger


“Heymont’s details create an extremely atmospheric read and it’s easy to get sucked into a scene.” - J.M Blackman, “Semi-Educational Reviews & Other Things (often lots of other things…)”