Saturday, May 4, 2013

Clues in Papyrus Four

On the journey to the Island of Gadeirus in Atlantis: Bearer of Fruit (papyrus four) we learn that Aedon flies a Delta-transporter which is powered from an invisible power grid which radiates from a distant pyramid. He also carries an emergency supply of orichalcum (energy) in case the grid goes down. Last thing he wants is to end up in a tailspin, diving into the ocean. All of his worst fears are paid off in the first papyrus (chapter) in Atlantis: Fall of the Gods.

Back to the first book: When we meet Curious Cain at the plaza, he makes a remark which is a reference about being his brother’s keeper. This remark was inserted as a motif reminiscent of the Cain and Able story. Could this be the same Cain?

This chapter also tells us about Aedon’s missing eyebrow. Someone else also has a missing set of eyelashes. Any guesses? A hint in the right direction would be to read the papyrus titles Poeku’s Ladder in the second book.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

From Papyrus One to Book Three

In the first papyrus (chapter) of the first book, Atlantis: Bearer of Fruit, we are introduced to a number of key props of which each has its own story. Three of these props, however, do not have their mysteries unwound in this first book. What are those three key props? Glad you asked.

The Crystal Frog:

Ausethen shows a crystalized frog that he just learned how to make in Alchemy Class. Faeraud inquires about the process and if it would work on humans. The connection for this process is not paid off until the second book, Atlantis: Fall of the Gods. If you read the papyrus (chapter) titled Speciation Crib, you will learn more about Faeraud's devious plans for this crystallization.

Hedge Plants and Poems:

In order to receive a better grade on their final exam in lab class, we learn that magic poems recited over hedge plants can cause them to quickly and thickly grow -- almost instantly. Faeraud remarks that he hates these plants, and rightly so, as they halt his advance when Ahteana uses them in the second book, Atlantis: Fall of the Gods. You can read this adventure in the papyrus called, Mighty An Icy Fortress.

Areshia's Sandals:

There is a small commotion when Yapet drops something and knocks one of the ornaments (a globeaky or key) off of Areshia's sandal. We have to assume that he did something to this sandal, like exchange the globeaky on it, because later in this first book, he tries to keep her sandal, and by the time they meet up in the Agglomeration Forest he is trading globeakys again. The plot surrounding this key will be revealed in the third book, Atlantis: Rise of the Nile, due to come out end of 2014. Look for the papyrus called The Frosted Desert.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Bearer Of Fruit listed on

The official site BOOKAWARDS.COM with over 200,000 hits a day has picked up and posted ATLANTIS: BEARER OF FRUIT for its 2011 Award. You can find it in the Fiction-Fantasy section.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Maskes

Busy writing away on the last installment of the series, I haven't kept up much with this blog. I will try to come on more often, even if only to give a piece of trivia like I will do today.

In the latest novel, Atlantis: Fall of the Gods, Papyrus (chapter) six is titled The Maskes. While a cute and creative little chapter, I have to give credit to Disney's Adventurers Club (which closed in 2008) for this inspiration as well as the Tiki Room, of course. You can view a sample of this once fantastic place on YouTube at:


Thursday, March 7, 2013

Inspiration for The Tebeck Crest

Atlantis: Bearer of Fruit (Book 1, Part 2, Papyrus 2) starts out with a description of un underwater eatery.

The Tebeck Bridge hovered over First Mote connecting to the boardwalk. It had a little restaurant which sat in the side of its curve and was adequately named the Tebeck Crest. The stone building spiraled its way underground three levels deep where windows protruded into the underwater life of the mote. Sea horses, octopus, dolphins and mermaids swam by, ignoring the gluttonous gawkers. Flickering blue reflections bathed surrounding stone walls with coolness.

In 2008, on a trip to Sea World in Orlando, Florida, we had lunch at a restauruant called Sharks. The place offered a view of underwater sea life while you dine. I drew upon this experience when writing the first draft for the Tebeck Crest chapter.

In case you're in the Orlando area, here is the info on "Sharks" --

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Free Kindle Download

Remember that Atlantis Novels: Fall of the Gods will be offered on Kindle for FREE 1 day only on each of 3 random days Feb 13 - May 13th. One of those random days is coming up -- so keep checking Kindle.

Don't have a Kindle? You can get one FREE for your computer or smart-phone from Amazon downloads.

Note: As soon as you click the link below, the download starts:

Saturday, February 23, 2013

A Mountain of Gifts

So what inspired this excerpt? Atlantis: Bearer of Fruit – Book One – Chapter 15 – page 186.
His whole life, Aedon had looked forward to the Day of Apaturia, to the time he would finally be acknowledged as a true son. He had dreamt of this day every night since he was a little boy. He had visions of Gilgamoeh placing his arms around him and finally saying, “Welcome home, son.” He had dreams that Gilgamoeh had secretly bought him gifts for every Day of Apaturia from decades past, while he was growing up, and that he had saved all those gifts. In his fantasy, the day that he was announced to be his son, Gilgamoeh came forward rejoicing and presented him with a mountain of gifts that was higher than even the dome of the Spiral Legislature.

 When I was an age which enrolled me in elementary school, I used to have this reoccurring nightmare about being in a comma for twenty years and then waking up, having missed all of my birthday and Christmas gifts. I would start to cry and then my mother would take me to this round storage room. The walls were all glass and it stretched three stories high. When I walked into the room there were wrapped gifts piled all the way up to the ceiling. They had bought and saved each gift for all those years.
Later, when I was in college, I had the chance to visit union square in San Francisco near Christmastime. There was a department store with a large round lobby and in the center of it, there was a pile of gifts stretching three stories high just like in my childhood dream. I never forgot the experience and no doubt made it way in the conscious imagination of Aedon in Atlantis.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Readers' Favorite Review

Today Readers' Favorite published their FIVE STAR review of Atlantis: Fall of the Gods. Read it here: .

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Twins and Triplets

Why are there so many sets of twins and triplets in the novels?

There is actually very little information about the people and society of Atlantis. After conducting an investigation for five years, in 1991, I wrote a fifty page paper called Society in Atlantis which encompassed research from the many sources I read.

Most notably, the first set of triplets appears in the first book at the Educatory. We are introduced to Yapet and Seskef and a third triplet whom is never seen. The biblical account of the floor in Genesis 5:32 and Genesis 6:10 clearly state that Noah had three sons at age five-hundred. Assuming this is true and they all had the same mother, then they would have been triplets. I drew from this story for motivation for the characters of Yapet and Seskef.

In Atlantis: Fall of the Gods you will notice that Etruscan Evaemon is stated to be the twin brother of Etruscan Mnesus. As a matter of fact, though not clearly stated, all ten Etruscans are pairs of twins. The motivation for this comes from Plato’s account, where he tells about Atlantis having ten kings, of whom were all five sets of twins.

Many times one would think the story might have a classic twist where one twin pretends to be the other. So far, the story has avoided this situation and does not state if any of the triplets or twins are identical. From the descriptions and characterizations most readers would assume them not to be identical … but just remember, the last book hasn’t been written yet.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

FREE OFFERS for Atlantis: Fall of the Gods

In 19 days my new novel, the second in the series, Atlantis: Fall of the Gods will be available at Amazon, Kindle, and elsewhere. There are a couple of FREE OFFERS associated with the book this time. Here are the details:


The paperback edition includes a KEY inside the last page. This KEY can be used to obtain a FREE PDF download of the first book, Atlantis: Bearer of Fruit from the web site . This offer will be available beginning February 13th for at least 90 days and may be extended indefinitely.


Kindle will have the exclusive digital rights to Atlantis: Fall of the Gods for the first 90 days. A special promotion will be run there as well. There will be a least three random days during that period where you will be able to download the book absolutely free. Keep checking Kindle and this blog every day. I will try to alert everyone when one of the FREE days is going to happen.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

21 Days until Atlantis: Fall of the Gods officially releases.

The original novel Atlantis: Bearer of Fruit has been given a make over. The revised version includes a new cover that matches the soon to be relased Fall of the Gods, a new map, and revised edited copy. The new edition is already available for purchase at Amazon, Kindle, and Barnes & Noble.

If you are looking to read the book, rather than collect it, you will be able to download a PDF version of Atlantis: Bearer of Fruit for free with the purchase of the new novel Atlantis: Fall of the Gods. Each copy contains a key, that you can use at to obtain your free copy.  Don't rush over there yet, though, the free copies won't be available until after the release of Fall of the Gods.

Here is another hint: Even though the release date is set for February 13th, many times the books appear a wek or ten days ahead of time.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Readers Favorite Review

Below is a preview of the a review that will post later this week at Readers Favorite.

Rating: 5.0 stars

Reviewed by Trisha Dawn Daffon for Readers Favorite

"Atlantis: Fall of the Gods" is the second installment of David Speight's Atlantis trilogy. It tells the story of man's flaws paving the way to Atlantis' probable demise. It follows Aedon in his quest and personal battles, as well as Faeraud in his own realizations. This book also exploits man's beliefs clashing with man's own faith in the supernatural.

The words in this book flow like magic. They are perfectly orchestrated to elicit responses from the reader appropriate for each scene. There were unfamiliar words but I found myself having no trouble forming the pictures in my head. Some of the names were hard to pronounce but it added to the novels' charm. The characters were wonderful, easily relatable and molded to perfection. I also love how the animals were given unique characteristics. The dialogue was clever, humorous, and perfectly tailored to each character. It was never cheesy nor was it overly dramatic. I like how it is a mix of old and new, fantasy at the same time reality. Author David Speight's writing made me feel like there was another world hidden in the pages of this book and I stumbled upon it. I can't wait for the next installment in the series.