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Servant of the Gods (Servant of the Gods)

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Orphaned as a child, Irisi became a mercenary to survive. Captured by the Egyptian army and made the spoils of war, she finds herself forced to fight in the ring for entertainment. In a desperate attempt to regain her freedom she throws herself on the mercy of the Gods, only to discover that her fate is written in prophecy...
Kindle Edition, 326 pages
Published November 1st 2011 by Fantasy Island Book Publishing (first published October 18th 2011)
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Susanna Mahoney
May 12, 2012 Susanna Mahoney rated it it was amazing
The three words that come to mind for this story from beginning to end with its suspense, twists, glimpses of supernatural creatures, and exploration of one would sacrifice for the people they love is sensational, passionate and fierce. Ms. Douglas has taken Greek Gods and Goddesses and supernaturally transplanted them into the 21st century.

The plot is in set in ancient Egypt and the two fierce characters, Irisi, who was a child of a farm family who has to learn to fend for self when her family
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Mary Findley
Jan 14, 2012 Mary Findley rated it really liked it
This is not your average warrior chick tale. Although Irisi, the title character, has an over-the-top success rate as a female fighter in a man's world, men get their due as well. Particularly in the case of her captor and later love, he is clearly a fine counterpart as a fighter, partner and leader in his own right. He fits well with her in every way. These characters are not one-dimensional as in so many action/fantasy stories. The good guys are good for a reason. The bad guys are ever so bad, ...more
Molly Wyse
May 02, 2012 Molly Wyse rated it really liked it
Servant of the Gods started out as many fantasy stories with a prophesy and a warrior coming from the north. I loved the fact that it was a woman, found that the she was blond kind of irksome, and the multitude of detailed sex scenes a little overkill. Don't get me wrong the sex scenes were nice but I get the point after the first 2 or 3. Also, the constant reminder that she was so different from everyone she was saving was beyond me. Her hair was constantly mentioned. Ok, we get it she has ...more
Lisa
Jul 02, 2013 Lisa rated it it was amazing
WOW! This book is just........Wow! Superbly written and the plot is amazingly orchestrated. I've enjoyed other books from this author but nothing quite as amazing as this one. This is UF at it's best only it's set in ancient Egypt with some measure of fantasy thrown in but not enough to make it unbelievable. Having read the book description I was expecting to find the gods as living elements in the book but as it is they are only used as religious icons and even then nothing OTT. The main ...more
Merissa (Archaeolibrarian)
WOW! This is such a brilliant book, I have had to re-read parts of it, just because I couldn't let it go.

If you have the slightest interest or curiosity about ancient Egypt then PLEASE read this book. It is the story of Irisi, the current High Priestess of Isis, and her life. It is amazingly well written and you don't just read about it, you go there. Irisi is a strong female lead who has her counter-part in Khai, her General. This is a bitter-sweet romance that will leave you with a very tight
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Krista
May 27, 2012 Krista rated it liked it
As a huge fan of everything Ancient Egypt, I was excited to find this book when browsing the Kindle freebies. I wish I could give it a higher rating, but I continually felt as if the author needed to undergo one more edit. That being said, if you can get past an over usage of ellipses and the occasional odd phraseology, it's a story worth reading. I recommend it for those who can look beyond these minor stylistic choices and immerse themselves in the story.
Emmaa22
Oct 08, 2014 Emmaa22 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nice story with female protagonist from a celtic warrior band who ends up in Egypt as a slave, but who rises to greater things. Well put together, with interesting characters, quite a bit of Egyptian mysticism as she goes up against a dark priest with very dubious intent.
Stephanie Moss
May 09, 2016 Stephanie Moss rated it really liked it
This was a really interesting and easy read. I would NOT recommend this for teens as this is a rated R book. Reminded me of the Mummy book by Anne Rice, only this would be more like a prequel to that.
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Feb 08, 2013 Misfit marked it as no-thank-you  ·  review of another edition
Not my cuppa tea, but it is free on Kindle today 2/5/12.
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Valerie Douglas is a prolific writer and a genre-crosser, much to the delight of her fans. A fan almost every genre she writes classic, epic and historical fantasy, suspense, romance, and, as V.J. Devereaux, erotic romance.

Happily married, she's companion to two dogs, three cats and an African clawed frog named Hopper who delights in tormenting the cats from his tank.

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