Across Time: Love Eternal
An Adventure with Beginnings in Ancient Africa
Author: O. J. Harp, III
Format: Hardcover, 320pp, 2nd edition
Publication Date: December, 2005
Publisher: Seaburn Publishing Group
is an exciting, fanciful tale
reminiscent of such classic stories as the Wizard of Oz, as
well as the more recent cinema blockbusters Harry Potter and
The Lord of the Rings. It is a fictional story of a 5,000
year old Egyptian mummy, brought back to life through cloning
by an eccentric scientist named Dr. Dibell and his two
assistants: the beautiful Ms. Venus and the mechanical
rapping, dancing bot R7.
It begins in sub-Saharan Africa 110 million B.C., with a
prehistoric crocodile of enormous proportions: Flesh Crocodile
Emperor. This ten ton crocodilian beast was as large as a
yellow school bus. It attacked huge dinosaurs, with its four
foot long jaws and with over a hundred bone-crushing teeth.
The novel quickly moves on to 1100 B.C., a time when the Great
Sphinx was carved by a mysterious African race of people, the
Anu, who eventually become the founders of ancient Egypt
(Kemet). Through the use of an ancient miraculous device, which
summons a vicious time storm, the Anu become Time
Trotters. They travel from the dawn of civilization to the
present time to recover stolen ancient Egyptian artifacts. If
they fail, the future of humankind will contain the ultimate
evil-worldwide slavery. In the present time the Anu
intermingle with present day people and school-aged kids.
Much of the drama of the story involves the relationship
between two impassioned lovers, who also travel from the
distant past to the present time and rediscover the memory of
their love, which was lost as a result of traveling in the
vastness of time. In essence, their love is so strong it lasts
across time, a reference from which the title of the book is
derived. Their love must survive not only amnesia, but also
the love intentions of various rivals, and the aggressive
pursuit of the cloned ancient pharaoh: Ramesses the Great.
The lovers are guided by an ancient priest and scientist named
Imhotep, who in the time of the great pharaohs designed and
was the chief architect of the first pyramid in Egypt. Since
most of the characters desperately seek to recover their lost
memories, the novel is largely a metaphor for self-discovery.
It is a mesmerizing tale for anyone in search of their own
identity and, in essence, who they really are!