LEGENDS, HALF-TRUTHS, AND CHERISHED MYTHS OF THE DRANE FAMILY

DANIEL A. WILLIS

So you think you know ths story of the Drane family in the United States? Guess again!

Anyone who has researched the Drane/Drain family in the United States has probably been told some version of the story of Sir James Anthony Drane, a cousin of Lord Baltimore, who sent his several sons to the new colony of Maryland on the ships the Ark and the Dove. It is a noble story of our august forebears who formed a new nation (with a little from the likes of Washington, Jefferson, Franklin, etc.).

​Such a pity none of it is true.

This book is the result of 25 years of research by one Drane descendant who attempts to set the record straight and connect all of the lines into one large family story.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Born and raised in Egypt, Samuel Ebeid studied political science before becoming a Community Solutions Fellow for the U.S. Dept. of State. He has previously published Arabic translations of governmental works. Samuel is now married to Karen and manages a small hotel in Western Maryland. This is his debut novel.

REVIEWS

The Heiress of Egypt takes us back to an unspecified time in a fantastical ancient Egypt populated with fantasy animals, heroic soldiers, and gifted priests ... the tale that then unravels is one of adventure, rebellion, fantasy, romance and war ... This is a light fast-paced read, perfect for a holiday or a cold winter evening at home. It follows the footsteps of Khai of Ancient Khem. — Charlotte Booth, author of Ancient Egyptians for Dummies, In Bed with Ancient Egyptians, Horemheb the Forgotten Pharaoh, and others.  

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