I have eight characters on my list of primary characters. I know, that’s a lot of primary characters. But I did decide that two of them could be easily combined and that, alone, would tighten things up quite a bit.
So, here’s the updated list:
Nebnakht – A wealthy Egyptian Priest of Ptah
Ankhti – His wife, a socialite
Abdkadjed – Their first-born son, a palace scribe
Pamunedes – Their second son, a charioteer in Pharaoh’s army
Mered – A Hebrew manservant of the tribe of Levi
Khaba – A Hebrew manservant of the tribe of Y’hudah, a devotee of Ptah
Ahuva Bat Aset – A Hebrew maidservant of the tribe of Gad, a devotee of Isis
I know. It looks like the title character (Kalev) has gone missing. But I decided to essentially fold his storyline into Khaba’s storyline. That seems to resolve a lot of issues I had with both characters.