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Most Beautiful Beautiful

Release currently planned by summer 2011

     In 1981, Zed began writing the novel, Most Beautiful Beautiful, and for the next thirty years, he was immersed in research for the chronicle. It evolved into a story that went beyond biblical proportions, for the Bible told the world nothing about the Egyptian side of Moses. Was Moses the heir apparent, and if so, what was the princess’ name? Did he have brothers, sisters, or any children? Being a royal prince he must have been highly educated; therefore, what were his greatest skills? Either way, we have the right to know, and Ancient Voices enumerates these details through facts and evidence and not conjecture.
     If you read Most Beautiful Beautiful after reading Ancient Voices, you have already learned of the multiple facets of religion, with all of its hidden episodes and violence. Reading Ancient Voices first is like reviewing the instruction manual, so you can now put things together as you read. In this case, from your reading of Ancient Voices you know important facts as to why Queen Ankhsenpaaten asked the Hittite king, Egypt’s archenemy, to send his son to become the next king of Egypt. So, when you are reading Most Beautiful Beautiful and you come across Ankhsenpaaten, you know the details of a major historical event involving her. Thus, when you read the details in the novel, mysteries vanish, and black and white transforms into color. By the time you finish Most Beautiful Beautiful, you will know everything there is to know about Ankhsenpaaten. But in knowing her, you also realize that she is the reason why Moses never returns to the Promised Land. So, the complex puzzle pieces snap into place, not only uniting all the players and religion with archaeology, but also answering complex questions that have long plagued archaeologists and many followers of the three major religions.
     After reading Ancient Voices, most readers want to know more about this amazing family, and Most Beautiful Beautiful fulfills this desire. If you haven’t read Ancient Voices, reading Most Beautiful Beautiful first is definitely acceptable, for as you peruse the pages, you will become acquainted with the names, nuances, ancient culture, and people involved. Whether you decide to read Most Beautiful Beautiful before or after reading Ancient Voices is a personal choice, but it works either way. Then again, some readers will choose to read both books more than once, and they will find that with each read, there is always something new to discover.
     With that said, the predominant reason Ancient Voices was released first is primarily due to the advent of prophecies and 2012, and how people are actually believing in deception, falsehoods, and exaggerations, so much so that many are projecting their own demise. Therefore, it is imperative humanity know the truth about Moses, Joseph, and Abraham and the full truth about organized religion, simply to save itself. In addition, the discoveries regarding the influential women in all three major religions is similar to the day women in America were given the right to vote, for now armed with these new discoveries and information, women can demand spiritual equality, which is a good thing and long overdue.
     Lately, it’s apparent that organized religion has been basically silent as constant atrocities and natural disasters such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and tsunamis occur worldwide. Instead of silence, it should have stepped up to the plate and helped to manage relief and other efforts, along with those worldwide who unite and work together during times of strife and disaster. However, instead of uniting its resources for a common cause, it is too busy defending its scandals, projecting allegations that gays and lesbians are sinners, and contending that using a condom is a sin (even though AIDS has yet to be cured).
     Furthermore, its silent vindication on terrorism, wars, and its eye-for-an-eye attitude continue to support evil. Long ago, organized religion should have uncovered facts of truth to stop wars and educate the world. In doing this, it would have been far easier, for the cost of wars is boundless. In actuality, the reasons for the Holy Wars originated long ago and never really subsided, and it has supported violence and wars for reasons like oil, greed, and control over entire populations. In order to fix this, as with anything, whether it is mechanical or medical, you need to go back to the root of the problem and troubleshoot it, trying to learn why. Most Beautiful Beautiful does just that, for it is because this story remained untold that the three major religions began to go astray.
     Understand that Most Beautiful Beautiful is supported by Ancient Voices; therefore, it can be catalogued in the genres of nonfiction, history, spirituality, religion, archaeology, and Egyptology. But its true classification should be historical fiction because although it is a fictionalized story, it is based upon and incorporates historical events, facts, and places. Yet, like Ancient Voices, it can also categorized as an apocalypse, for it is an unveiling of things hidden.
     It is vital for many reasons. Consider Ancient Voices to be like a thesis, magazine article, an encyclopedia, or even a holy book. But like all holy books that lack any details, different perceptions develop over time. For instance, no one is absolutely positive who wrote the Bible, and little is known about its authors or even its prophets, messiahs, and lawgivers. Again, this opens a door to different perceptions. But what if we had autobiographies on Jesus, all the apostles, Mary Magdalene, Joseph, Aseneth, Benjamin, Abraham, Hagar, and Sarah?
     Most Beautiful Beautiful is the detailed novel that explains the missing details about Moses . . . and much more. It is an ancient biblical and Egyptian Gone with the Wind, interspersed with spiritual poisons, pernicious hatred and violence, magic, wars, heroes, martyrdom, nobility, and deep love affairs. Historically significant figures and locales—Moses, Aaron, Tutankhamen, Ankhsenpaaten, Akhenaten, Nefertiti, Queen Tiye, Ramses, Israel, and Egypt—can all be found in this one story. The story of Nefertiti, which is not included in the Bible, explains nearly everything never revealed before.
     In life, there are points in time when you come to a crossroad and must make a choice as to which direction to follow. Humanity is at a spiritual crossroads, and which path it chooses—to follow good or follow evil—will be a major moment. Nowhere in recorded history has there been such a climax for humanity, for religions, egos, and corruption spread like a plague, while heroes and villains have gone down like thorny sleet upon the fragile eggshell of truth.
     This amazing story has no equal.
 
Synopsis of
Most Beautiful Beautiful
 
     What awaits Nefertiti when she first leaves her family and homeland and embarks on her journey, although she is of royal blood and highly educated, could never have been foreseen: a bald, evil man who is nearly seven feet tall and rules a cutthroat army. This evil giant has received word about a princess and a baby who are en route to Egypt, and he has been offered a substantial reward if he delivers their heads. It is also well-known that he always rapes and tortures women, sometimes for an entire moon.
     For weeks, Nefertiti barely escapes capture, and after meeting a Bedouin tribe, she learns why she is being pursued: her baby son. The tribal shaman explains this is because prophecy predicts that in the future, her son will save Egypt, and that is why the giant will be paid with much silver and gold, but only if he delivers both heads.
     On one occasion, the giant closes in on her and almost gets his prize, but the Egyptian army arrives on the scene. Nefertiti sees soldiers everywhere, but suddenly the men line up to her left and right and she sees the commanding officer slowly riding his beautiful horse up to her. He dismounts, bellows harsh orders to his men, and then introduces himself.
     “Greetings! I am the Commander of this lackluster army. My name is Ay. I have two questions: What is your name, and are you a Babylonian princess with a baby?”
     Nefertiti replies, “Nefer is my name.” 
     Ay looks at her from foot to hair. “Well, of course you are!” [Nefer means “beautiful” in Egyptian.]
     Nefertiti holds her head high and retorts, “I have a baby, and you cannot even count, Commander. Therefore I shall not tell you where he is!”
The Commander floats one eyebrow higher than the other as if irritated as he puts a hand on his sword handle. “And how is it you claim that I cannot count?”
     Nefertiti remains proud and stern, “Because, Commander, you said that you had two questions, but you just asked three!”
     Ay looks perplexed until she explains, “You just asked me one in unspoken words, so any man who can speak this way [she winks at Ay] deserves leniency, priest, even if they are a commander of a ragtag army!” [Nefer was fully trained as a priestess and recognized that Ay, too, had been trained as a priest because of his use of unspoken words, something only a priest could do.]
     Despite the fact that Ay and Nefertiti are a mismatch due her being a young Babylonian woman with a child, excellent education, and training as a priestess, and Ay being an older Egyptian, they secretly admire each other.
     Soon they arrive in Egypt, and in front of the famous “City of 100 Gates” [Thebes/Luxor], the king of Egypt, Amenhotep III, greets Nefertiti and Ay. At that instant, the future of the empire suddenly shifts, for as the king and Nefertiti glance at one another, they pass destiny—she immediately enchants the king’s heart, and at first sight in this timeless moment, they fall totally in love. That evening, Ay and his wife Tiy join Nefertiti at the royal dinner. Queen Tiye, upon meeting Nefertiti, is vocally abusive to the young Babylonian princess until the king speaks up. Despite the circumstances, soon Amenhotep III and Nefertiti secretly make passionate love all night. The secret romance flames even hotter when she is introduced to her future husband, prince Akhenaten, who isn’t anything like his father.
     Nefertiti is a natural healer, and coupled with her formal training, she also has a lot of compassion. However, despite Nefertiti’s healing abilities, the king’s sickness soon takes a turn for the worse. The love between them teeters upon the edge of a cruel precipice while her heart is breaking as the king gets closer to dying.
     Later, Ay and his wife instruct Nefertiti that if the king dies, Queen Tiye will surely cast her aside, and if this happens, they will always take care of her. However, Ay has a plan; he pulls out an old dusty bottle and pours.
     Nefertiti reluctantly drinks then asks, “Is it potent, because it smells awful!”
     Ay replies, “Surely you will meet the gods tonight, Nefer, and we shall see if they are able to save you!”
     The next day, Ay and Tiye begin to promenade Nefertiti to meet every influential person, from Amenhotep the Son of Hapu, regarded as an equal to Imhotep (one of Egypt’s greatest), to Ramose, the governor and vizier of Egypt. She also meets Ay’s extended family, including Queen Sitamun and her powerful brother, Anen, who is the Chancellor of Lower Egypt, Second Prophet of Amun, Divine Father and High Priest at Heliopolis. Nefertiti then suddenly realizes who really rules Egypt—her newfound stepfather, Ay.
     Although Ay and his wife Tiy treat her like a daughter, there is an unspoken and unrequited attraction—a love static—that remains between Ay and Nefertiti, for she physically resembles his wife but is even more beautiful. Due to the dire situation, Ay is hard on her, and no one is sure if he loves or dislikes her; but one thing is sure—Ay puts a lot of his spiritual, social, and political power into Nefertiti, or in other words, he puts many of his goose eggs into her basket.
     Before his death, the king speaks with Amenhotep the Son of Hapu, the famous elder wise man, architect, and healer about the remaining nine tribes in Avaris and their troubling ways; both agree to send them to work in the quarries to help take their bad nature away and to prevent any future trouble. At this time, the king’s son, Thutmosis, is serving as a promising co-regent, and although he shows great aptitude, one day he goes into one of his all-too-familiar rages and kills another Egyptian. With the consequences under Egyptian law looming and facing the pervasive anger of many nobles (fueled by Queen Tiye), Thutmosis is forced to escape Egypt. Thereafter, the entire situation is swept under the royal rugs, and Queen Tiye’s son is being prepared to ascend the throne. Meanwhile, Nefertiti realizes her role and position, for she has received an excellent education and guidance on how to rule but the prince has not, and although the surviving priesthood supports her, she is a woman.
     King Amenhotep III soon dies. Motivated by her love for him, Nefertiti desires to follow him into the Netherworld and protect him, but Ay and his beautiful wife Tiy (Nefertiti’s nurse) convince her that a different course of action is best. Queen Tiye continues to be a challenge for Nefertiti, but with Ay’s and Tiy’s guidance, Nefertiti begins to hold her own against the mighty queen. Her new friends like Amenhotep the Son of Hapu, Queen Sitamun, and her powerful family teach her how to checkmate the queen and save Egypt. Thus, Nefertiti becomes the new queen, and although predicaments appear, she takes the bull by the horns and succeeds. She is aware a drastic change is needed, yet the pharaoh, Akhenaten, is reluctant. He remains firm with forgiveness, while on the other hand he is possessed to deactivate most temples and fire the priesthood. Some nobles claim the pharaoh has been brainwashed by the revolutionary people who he has taken from the quarries to build the new city of Amarna; the nobles feel these people are attempting to overthrow all of Egypt.
     For a few years, happiness and joy reign in Amarna, and love and peace rule. But outside the city, all of Egypt is crumbling to the core because of a religious civil war, widespread corruption, and enemy nations waiting like nighttime hyenas until the great Egyptian empire can be easily overthrown. Also, Pharaoh is having constant trouble with the vexatious people in his city, and by the time he takes Nefertiti’s and Horemheb’s advice and elevates prince Smenkhere to a co-regency, it is too late, for the prince is promptly murdered. To save Egypt, Nefertiti makes Tutankhamen co-regent with Pharaoh. This creates hope amongst the Egyptians, for Tut has a Michael Jackson-type persona that Egyptians embrace.
     However, the nine tribes who built Amarna dislike him and his queen, for Tutankhamen is not forgiving and enforces the law. Now trouble is deeply brewing in the city. And when Thutmosis returns to Egypt, the long-standing conflict between Thutmosis and his brother, the current pharaoh, flares up, for at this point Thutmosis has twice served as king—even though he has been thrown out of both nations, and now he realizes there is the potential to become king for a third time. The once beautiful city of love and peace becomes layered with graffiti, hate, curses, terror, and black magic.
     Subsequently, the 430-year Exodus takes place. Within a few years, out of the large royal Amarna family, only a few survive. Amarna disappears, like dust in the wind.
       
 
     This is about the halfway point of the story. Although it may seem that a substantial portion of the plot has been revealed, in actuality, very little has been, for the book is focused on Horemheb, a man who was stepfathered by Ay, just like Nefertiti. This is why Nefertiti and the child become close, for she treats him like a favored son.
     To fully comprehend Moses and his Exodus, this novel is a must read, for it is based on the spirit of truth. The movie tale most of us know has Charlton Heston portraying Moses, but this version is full of exaggerations and falsehoods. Was it total ignorance on their part that they did not show that a volcano either contributed or created many—if not all—of the ten plagues, the parting of the sea, and other godlike displays? Moreover, the widely accepted theory is that these natural occurrences are caused by Moses’ magic. Meanwhile, the other side of the saga—the details from before and during the Exodus as seen from the Egyptian perspective—are totally eliminated. Once you read the entire story, not only does everything make sense, but truth also does its job and comes to light by putting the confusing pieces of the puzzle together, whatever your religion may be.
     Despite all the details divulged in this article, understand that the majority of the novel is not about Moses/Thutmosis, for the 430-year Exodus is only a small moment in time, and there are so many things going on, that Moses and the Exodus are easily overshadowed. This is undoubtedly a place in time about which vital aspects of history are hidden from the masses, and now that humanity can read the entire story, they will realize the hows and why as to the path humanity has been following. Humanity can never correct its mistakes if it is not aware of them.
     When a reader invokes his/her soul into such a story, he/she hopes that it will continue forever . . . and this novel is rather long. Therefore, no matter what your beliefs may be, MostBeautiful Beautiful will be a good read and we hope you enjoy it.

 

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The Discovery of Abraham, Joseph and MosesAncient Voices

Ancient Voices is comprehensively researched. Using artifacts,historical records,etymology clues,geographic evidence,and religious texts,Zed traces the historical truth. He challenges traditional views of the apocalypse and reveals long-hidden facts regarding history’s most sought-after secrets and the ancient world’s effect on today’s culture. Learn about discoveries and deceptions,some perpetuated for centuries. This thought-provoking book will change how you view religion, faith, & the future.

 

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