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Priestess of the Nile by Veronica  Scott
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Feb 22, 12

Read in January, 2012

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


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.


Disclosure of Material Connection: i received a copy of Priestess of the Nile from the author herself. i did not receive any payment in exchange for this review nor was i obligated to write a positive one. all opinions expressed here are entirely my own and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, the book's publisher and publicist or the readers of this review. this disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
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