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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

28 Bewitching Book Tours review: Priestess of the Nile by Veronica Scott

“How doth the little crocodile / Improve his shining tail, / And pour the waters of the Nile,/ On every golden scale!” - Lewis Carroll

Priestess of the Nile
Merys spends most of her time on the banks of the Nile near the abandoned temple of the Crocodile God Sobek. as long as she takes care of the household, her stepsisters and provide food on the table, Merys is safe from incurring the wrath of her stepmother. on one occasion, she meets a stranger who captivates her. Bek, in turn, is drawn to her and wants to possess her. little does Merys know that the man is Sobek, the Crocodile God himself. 
i have always been fascinated by Egypt and its history - fact or fiction. when i read this book, i was once again lured by the mystery of Egypt's pyramids, temples and its pantheon of gods and goddesses. 
author Veronica Scott's novella captured a facet of Ancient Egypt and brought it to life through the eyes of Merys and Sobek. 
i love the worldbuilding and how the story flowed. Merys reminds me of Cinderella but instead of a prince, she ends up with a god. the twists and turns were interesting especially the conclusion which i liked a lot. 
i would have wanted the story to be longer though but as a whole, the novella was packaged just right. 
i recommend this book to readers who love ancient history and mythology. those who need to escape and be transported to a different time and place for a little more than an hour will find in this book the perfect excuse to do so.
*Priestess of the Nile is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Carina Press and All Romance. for more information about Veronica Scott and her work , please visit http://veronicascott.wordpress.com/, Harlequin Community Blog, her Amazon author page and follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

my personal rating is:
Priestess of the Nile contains material not suitable for younger readers 17 and under. 

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1 comment:

Alisha (MyNeedToRead) said...

Thanks for this review! I was originally caught by the pretty cover, intrigued by the setting and premise, but wasn't crazy about it's being a novella (which Carina Press seems to favor as of late). No matter; I'm definitely going to pick this one up at some point.

A question...is it self-contained, or does the story imply further tales (either with this Merys lady or another main character) in future books?

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