“. . . the Sons would never just let him go—alive.”
Seth O’Keefe has broken the laws of his god. He never thought he would sacrifice his own future to protect a Daughter of Isis. But when the Sons of Set discovered Natti is the Secret Keeper, he had no choice. Now, Seth and Natti are on the run from his father, who wants nothing more than to see Seth dead. With no allies, Seth turns to the Daughters of Isis for help, hoping they would protect Natti. But when they meet the Daughters, he discovers a secret that puts both their lives in more danger. Low on options, Seth sees only one possibility for survival. He must help Natti solve an ancient puzzle and find the secret name of Ra.
Natara “Natti” Stone is having a hard time swallowing the truth. She can’t believe what she has learned in the past twenty-four hours: Seth is a Son of Set blessed with charm; she is a Daughter of Isis blessed with a sliver of Ma ‘at; the locket her grandmother gave her holds an ancient Egyptian secret linking to Osiris and Isis. That along with being tortured and brutalized by the Sons of Set, she can hardly hold herself together. Thank God for Seth’s touch! That warm, tingling sensation that drowns it all out. Yet her heart struggles to stay focused. She must quickly embrace her destiny before the secret name of Ra falls into the wrong hands.
Kelsey Ketch is a young-adult/new-adult author, who works as a Wildlife Biologist and Data Analyst. During her free time, she can often be found working on her latest work in progress. She also enjoys history, mythology, traveling, and reading.
Oh the levels Kelsey Ketch takes us to on this adventure! This is the sequel to Descendant of Isis. It is packed with more drama, action, romance and intrigue than before.
Seth and Natti are on the run from Seth's father (Sean) and the other Sons of Set. Unable to trust anyone, they are completely on their own. Natti wants to solve the mystery of Ra's secret name while Seth wants nothing more than for her to be safe. These goals do not seem to hand in hand. Natti has to come to terms to what happened to her in the temple and decide if she can trust Seth and the feelings she has for him.
Seth's character has really grown on me by about a third of the way into this book. In the first book I didn't like him and was just beginning to warm up to him. Now I can relate to him much better. He still has a few traits that are less than wanted but with his upbringing it is fully understandable. We get a good view more into his story in this book which was very appreciated. Not to mention he amuses me with his idea of “real food.” Quote: “I'm not eating all this healthy junk twenty-four-seven. I need real food too. Chips, soda, jerky...”
Then there is Seth's father, Sean. What a villian! No matter how hard Seth tries to evade him, he is always right behind him. He is truly cold. Most evildoers at least care and have a weakness for family. Not him! He truly wants his son dead. In fact,. Here is a quote from the book: “He would slit his throat and have the pleasure of his son's blood drenching his flesh while watching the light fade from his eyes.”
Then there is Natti. I actually liked her a bit more in the first book. Although she has, understandably, been through a lot. As the book continues, she does seem to regain a sense of self, it just isn't want it was. She has a way of making you smile throughout the book though.
There are a few steamy scenes in this book too! And while the romance is heavier in this book, it does not dominate it. Kelsey Ketch truly does a wonderful job blending the genres. Yet this book is more mature than the first one While the first book had some scenes that young readers should possibly avoid, this book is more descriptive and the concepts to the scenes are more serious so I definitely did not feel that it was young adult. New adult might be more appropriate, even if 2 of the 3 main characters are teenagers. Mind you this is just my opinion. Not saying teens shouldn't read this, but it is likely better for the older teens. Otherwise, it is great for all ages on up from there.
Lots of close calls, minds games, chaos and more await. This volume does take on a more paranormal aspect than the first one as well and it delves even further into Egyptian mythology. An exciting read. Just be sure to read the first book before getting into this one!
Note: I received review copy of this book from the author, via Lola’s Blog Tour, in exchange for an honest review.
4.5 Stars Brilliant and high dose mythology, hot pursuit, thrilling and tense story, unraveling secrets. Everything I wanted in was there in the book. Whatever complain I had for the first book just vanished in the air. This book was better than I expected. There were still no hieroglyphic drawing in this book, may be because I’m reading review copy or whatever reason, still this book was fabulous.
Characters Natti– Daughter of Isis. Ah! She was so confused. Emotions were running high in her veins. Half of the time I had sympathy for her and rest of the time she was getting on my nerves. Finally she got the glimpse of her power, she started to believe in Sons, Daughters, and Gods. She was learning but slowly. This character was still developing in the book but whatever amount it was, it was good.
Seth– Son of Set. This guy had charmed me. He had 180° effect on me in this book. I loved him more and more as book progressed. Tremendous development. Smart, Logical, gifted, trained, funny, cocky. If I’m in danger and have to run for life, I will take Seth with me, no other character can be such a brilliant protector.
Sean– He was real son of Set. Greed, lust, power hungry, criminal, rapist, deceiver.. Name everything you want in villain, this man had it all. Last thing you want his this person as protagonist’s father. Horrible, isn’t it?
What I liked- Alternative chapters from Natti, Seth and Sean made the narration interesting. Sean’s view just added horrifying effect in the book. It also gave a hint where the story was going but definitely there were good surprises that I couldn’t have imagined.
Mythology– while in the first book there was just a story of Isis, Osiris, and Set, in this one there was lots of mythical stories, this is what made me give lots of stars to this book. First the book started with story of escape of Isis and 7 scorpions, protector of Isis. I didn’t know about them before this book. It was most interesting story in while book. There was also a story about Cleopatra’s son. Seth’s knowledge about Egyptian mythology in the book enlightened me with many interesting things like, why pyramids are built, about God Thoth, forms Ra, The dead’s shadow. I loved reading descriptions of the Egyptian dressing and the words used for that, symbols of daughters and Deities mentioned in the book.
More importantly I got to know what Natti’s power was and it actually works. That was best scene major turning point in the book. So much wrapped around that part, about Daughters and Seth and emotions of Natti, my head was also spinning with her. And from here on, the till climax and end of the book, it was mind blowing, brilliant, unputdownable. Solving the riddle of Name of Ra just glued me to seat.
Loved relationship of Natti and Seth- This opposite natured duo worked so well in the book. And the ever increasing pool they felt toward each other even they both knew it will be deadly, will bring down the curse, made romance in book so spicy. It was forbidden and so unnatural to have such kind, they couldn’t understand why they had such strong attraction, especially Natti and the questions she put for this connection made the story interesting. It was still not clear in this book but may I will learn along with her more about it in the next book.
Climax and End– At almost 75% of the book, author left me clueless. I guessed few things what will come next but I was surprised by turn of events. Damn! It was so exciting and thrilling I had that cocky devilish grin on my face that Seth and Sean would die to get it. After this point I expected the end. No it was not there. Before last 3 chapter again I thought it will end here. Nope! Ah! I don’t why those last 3 chapters were included in this book. It would have made brilliant beginning for the next book. The end looked dragged and surprised me at the same time. But anyway, I just enjoyed reading it.
Why I didn't give full stars- Dear Natti. If you have been little less childish I would have given this book more than 5 stars. Why you couldn’t do what you have been told. Be smart in next book and don’t give me that easy-to-say look. Thank you!
Overall, Son of Set was Stupefying, nail-biting with interesting Egyptian mythology and bittersweet romance that I highly recommend to those who enjoy this genre.
Now it has been a while since I read Descendants of Isis - so, it was really fun to dive into the second installment of this series over the weekend. There was so much happening in this book that I didn't even realize that it was over by the time I flipped to the last page. It sucked me in - especially when I wasn't out on winery fun, watching movies, or hanging out with the family.
Son of Set was jam-packed with action, drama, and romantic shit. Seth and Natti are on the run from Seth's crazy ass dad and his (I guess) brothers? They were all apart of the Sons of Set cult thing so I'm going to go with brothers. Either way, they are crazy because they are chasing after these two lovebirds.
I loved Natti and Seth when they were working together. She wanted to solve this whole mystery over Ra and his name. Then there's Seth who is only caring about protecting her. Of course that doesn't mean this dynamic duo doesn't have trouble working together. This usually happens when people have different goals they are working towards. However, these two definitely come to terms about it because of their feelings for one another.
Now I know I mentioned that I loved those two earlier. Trust me, these two characters definitely grew up a bit more. They also became a little bit more likable in my eyes as well. Besides all of that they are acting or maybe they seem a bit more relatable in this book than the previous one? Like with Seth's eating habits - completely relatable! I don't always want to eat healthy crap, NO, sometimes I crave chick-fil-a or candy. Then there's their chemistry - AKA AHMAZING! It was definitely 10x better in this book. I can't wait to dive into the next book of this series.
Other than all of that, Seth's dad is such a good freaking villain. I don't think I've ever read a book where a parents wants their kid dead so freaking badly that he will do anything in his power to make it happen. Maybe like mess with them here or there.. or ya know take their money or something. BUT DEAD? Like dead dead.. nah, never read that before.
Overall, I REALLY enjoyed this book. I'm so happy that I dove into this series - even though it was supposed to be a BR and I never got back into this series when I was reading it with my buddy (because I'm a terrible human being and I want to read every book ever written). Either way, thanks buddy for recommending this book to my eyes!
Physically, mentally, and emotionally battered, a delirious Natara Stone finds herself in a hotel room with the boy she holds responsible for involving her with the Sons of Set and at the same time for saving her from becoming their sacrifice. Her world has been turned upside down overnight and the only person she can trust is Seth. But is he trustworthy? In less than 24 hours, Seth O’Keefe gave up the comforts of being the son of highest priest on the west coast for the Egyptian cult known as the Sons of Set. Marked as a traitor for saving Natti’s life, Seth is now a fugitive who the Sons want dead. He can hardly comprehend why one girl could be worth risking everything for. Was she?
Son of Set, Kelsey Ketch’s second novel in the Descendants of Isis series follows the couple as they try to find a safe haven from Seth’s father and his cohorts who are hell bound and determined to recover Natti and bring their god Set back from the dead. The story abounds with intensity as the couple struggles to survive. A rollercoaster ride, this novel takes off where Daughter of Isis left off and exceeds expectations.
*I should mention that I received the e-arc from the author in return for a fair review.*
I'm at a loss of words.
It's been a long time that I have thoroughly enjoyed a novel to this extent. I remember Daughter of Isis being amazing, but I think Son of Set brought the bar so much higher.
The fluidity that was displayed in this novel was perfect. I have a really visual imagination and there's at some points that I forgot that I was reading.
The sexual/romantic tension between Natti and Seth was super intense. I haven't read about this much sexual/romantic tension since Jennifer Armentrout's "Obsidian". If you're like me and enjoy some (sometimes not so friendly) banter between the two mains, prepare yourself for some hilarious dialogue. Seth and Natti's characters developed so much throughout this novel and it was such a natural, smooth maturity. Nothing seemed out of place and you really connect to the two.
I loved seeing the different sides of the story. I found that's what really pulled it together to give you a full understanding of the world that Kelsey created.
You can really tell that Kelsey did her research. The mythology/gods/goddesses that was contained in this novel was so interesting! I love back story. A strong back story in a novel is normally the deciding factor in whether I like a novel or not. This one was full, complex, and interesting.
I have so much to rave about! But the last thing I want to do is give anything away, so I'll just say this:
If you love Egyptian Mythology, romance, young adult novels. If you need a captivating read, an escape, a break. Pick up the Descendants of Isis series! If you liked Daughters of Isis, rush to pick up the sequel and you will not be disappointed!
5 stars all around, for wonderful mains, jerk-ish villains and a captivating story!
I am more than excited to find out what happens next!
*As soon as it's available, I will cross post this review.*
Son of Set was a breathtaking, addicting sequel! I adored Kelsey Ketch’s first novel, Daughter of Isis, and I am extremely excited to report that I loved the second book just as much!
The characters are so likable and unique! In the beginning, Natti is shocked and scared after the terrible events in Daughter of Isis. However, she still keeps going and plans to side with the Daughters of Isis against the Sons. I admired her fierceness and determination.
I liked Seth a lot more in this novel. After a lifetime of being taught horrible ideas and lifestyles from his father, Seth is finally realizing how to be a better person. He and Natti made a delightful couple! Also, we make a startling revelation about Seth’s mother that I didn’t see coming!
Finally, I must mention Seth’s father and other villains. There are many chapters devoted to their POVs. Honestly, these chapters were horrifying, cold, and gave me a birds-eye view into our villains scary minds. I applaud the author for creating three dimensional characters.
Son of Set is a wild race infused with romance, well-researched Egyptian mythology, fast paced adventure, and awesome writing. I can’t recommend this series highly enough! I guarantee you will stay up until late at night to finish... Yes, I am speaking from experience.
*I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review*
OMGee!! That ending! okay so it was and it wasn’t kind of cliffy. Netti doesn’t know who she can trust but she does know she has a strong battle ahead of her. Seth’s father is determined to bring his enemies down. I’m looking forward to seeing what happens with Netti and Seth. Netti is coming into her powers and I hope these two will find their way towards happiness. I hope to hear more about the Daughters of Isis. This was a fast paced intriguing read that kept me turning the pages. I know there are many more secrets to discover and I cant wait to see what they are!
My Rating 4.0 Hotel, Kiss, Nightmares, Cash, Cars, Vegas, Curse, Blood, Betrayal, California, Isis, Clouded Love filled stars!!! Though this is YA its for a more mature YA audience the chemistry these two share is sure to captivate!! I recommend this for those that like Egyptian Mythology and finding love.
Another great one! I loved the first book, Daughter of Isis and I could not wait to read Son of Set. It did not disappoint!!! This series is intense! Oh and not to mention the guy in the cover is HOTTTT!!!!
I love reading about secret lives that these characters are living. Sons and daughters of ancient Egyptian gods! In this second book Natti and Seth are trying to beat the evil sons to find the secret that keeps the world in balance. Seth and Natti grow closer...which I love!!!!
Who will find the secret first?! Will Seth and Natti finally give in to their attraction to each other?! If you liked the first book then you will love this one! I give it 4.5 stars!!!
This book as good as the first in the series Daughter of Isis.
Natti and Seth have escaped Sean's clutches but are now on the run for their lives. The bond between them grows as they try and stay ones step ahead os Sean and his minions. More secrets are revealed on both sides of the battle for Ra's secret name.
I really enjoyed watch Seth growth in this book that he is not all darkness as his father taught him and how Natti helps show him the light with in himself.
Son of Set is the second instalment in Kelsey Ketch’s rich Descendants of Isis series and picks up almost instantly where the first book left off, again drawing the reader into a story where romance and attraction blend together with Ancient Egyptian gods and their ways to create a tantalizing and fast paced story you’re sure to love!
The Descendants of Isis series has been really fun to read so far. Personally, I really loved the first book and found I enjoyed Son of Set as equally as much. As a lover of all things Ancient Egyptian, Ketch appeals to this side of me that adores exploring their ancient myths and ideology; managing to take something so lush and weave it together in a modern setting with likable characters.
Son of Set is told in the third person, with the both Natti and Seth our focal points. Seeing the story unfold through both their eyes is an enlightening experience at times. We see both their individual struggles and fears, and I found it really interesting to see the others perception of certain events. Ketch does a good job writing conflicting characters that are deeply layered; especially where Seth is concerned and I loved struggling with my own perception of Seth and his actions.
Natti is a very likable character and she’s always been a strong one to follow. I truly like her as she is, but it was interesting seeing a different side of her in Son of Set. The abuse she suffered in her short time at the hands of Seth’s father Sean has had quite an impact on her physique and she is a very fragile young woman at the beginning of the book. Obviously this changes over the course of the story, but Natti struggles with whether or not she can truly trust Seth. Her questioning over his intensions and his ability to control her emotionally are something that are quite a focal issue for her. And really it’s quite understandable; Natti has strong feelings for Seth, physically and emotionally, but how much is actually her as opposed to what he makes, and sometimes forces her to feel?
The conundrum that is Seth O’Keefe continues to intrigue me in this book. Seth is one of those characters where it would be so easy to dislike him based on some of the things he does to get his way; either by force or coercion, but at the same time, the internal struggle he puts himself through make it really hard to do so. Seth has grown up his whole life holding himself in higher regards than the mere mortals around him. Those of influence in his life, especially his father, are cruel and manipulative; uncaring about others and constantly taking their free will away from them in the name of their god Set. And Seth’s always been told this is alright. Is it any wonder he continues to struggle as he does, at times giving in to his darker nature?
It’s not until Seth began to care about Natti as more than a mere sexual conquest in the first book that he began to question the world around him and go against what he’s been taught his whole life. Seth’s still making mistakes and still seems to fall into his old patterns at times, but I honestly feel like he’s trying. And it’s this attempt to better himself that tends to win my good graces—I just really like that Seth is so complex. It makes reading about him more powerful and exciting. I feel like I struggle along with Seth and sometimes want to scream at him when he makes a wrong choice, but as Seth’s decisions are becoming more and more for Natti’s benefit, I’m loving Seth more.
It goes without saying that Natra and Seth have a romantic relationship throughout the series, but this is something they struggle with a lot. Natti’s internal battle over whether or not she can trust Seth makes it difficult for her to accept Seth’s constant advances. Seth knows what he wants---Natti—and doesn’t shy away from trying to win her affections. Granted sometimes he doesn’t go about things the right way, but Seth truly cares deeply for Natti and may already be in love with her. Natti on the other can cares for Seth, but spends a lot of her time afraid what she feels isn’t real.
Personally, I love the tension and attraction these two exhibit together and I honestly feel when you strip everything all back and take away all the unnecessary issues they face they’re a great couple. Ketch likes to keep us on our toes with this will-they-or-won’t-they thing they have going on, but I can’t wait to see this resolved indefinitely.
The sexual aspect and tone of Son of Set is a much darker aspect to the story than anything else and I’m not sure if I like it. I understand it’s inclusion by Ketch and think it is clever to have her characters feature such a sexual nature but at the same time the dark attitude of some of the characters doesn’t sit well with me. Many of the male characters, mostly the Sons of Set have so little regard for women; they’re cruel and merciless; turning women senseless and using them for their own sexual gratification. This is rape in so many ways and I can’t get over the unease I feel when reading about it.
Sexual issues aside, Son of Set is a fantastic read. The characters are likable and the storylines endlessly intriguing. Kelsey Ketch’s ending of Son of Set was just plain cruel though. I mean, really?!?! How can it end like that?!? Seriously! I’m not going to give any spoilers away, but to race through a heart stopping and tension filled story just to have it end in the manner in which it did is so very cheeky. I’m very much looking forward to the next instalment and if you’re a fan of Ancient Egyptian tales or want something different then I highly recommend this series!
This entire review has been hidden because of spoilers.
Protagonists: Seth and Natti have escaped the Sons of Set and are now trying to escape and find some semblance of safety from those who threaten their lives. There was a bit of a regress in Natti's character when this book starts but soon she develops back into a strong willed character who won't let some charmer tell her what to do. The magic she possesses also grows in this book, though I have a feeling we haven't seen the full potential of her power yet. Then there's Seth, honestly I'm not quite sure how much I like Seth. I mean I know he's only trying to protect Nattie, but sometimes, especially with his charm, he can be a bit to controlling. So I can see some people really not liking and even hating Seth because of how controlling he can be sometimes.
Romance: Honestly, I expected the romance to grow and reach it's peak fairly early on in this book, however, it seems to have also regressed to a point where they aren't even sure how they feel about each other. I kind of get Nattie's doubt, she just learned that Seth's charm is real and now wonders if what she feels is only some trick or if she really has feeling for Seth. Seth on the other hand, dude you betrayed your god for the Secret Keeper of your rival cult, and you aren't sure you love her? *sigh* But the romance is otherwise really well done in this book. It's slow and careful, and really speaks to these characters' feelings and choices. Though while this book is YA, or I guess "Upper YA" it has the feel, at least in the romance department of having more of the feeling of a New Adult or even an Adult book, so I thought I'd toss that out there as a warning to anyone uncomfortable with that.
World-Building: So normally I'm used to the main character of a series finding out she's magical, if she hasn't figured it prior to the first installment, in the about the middle or so of the first installment. However, in this series Nattie found out vaguely during the tail end of the last book, and truly learns what it means to be a Daughter of Isis in this book. Furthermore, in this book, the mythology is expanded a bit and there are some great myths and legends told in this book. We learn more about the warring factions of the Sons and Daughters, as well as learn more about what those blessed by Isis can be capable of .
Predictability: Okay, so there are some things in this book that I I totally called even while reading the last book. I mean there was some seriously obvious foreshadowing in both that book as well as in some parts of this book. However, other than some pretty large twists, there wasn't all that much that I could see coming. Everything else just kind of came along at a steady pace. Not too much foreshadowing or hints at what was happening next. Though, I will say I wasn't really shocked by what went on in this book, at least not too much, there were a few times when I was genuinely shocked at what happened.
Ending: So, I expected a bigger cliffhanger, or at least a cliffhanger of some type at the end of this book, and I guess there sort of is, but it's not too much of one. It's something that just happens, it's not life threatening, it's not going to make me want to beg for the next book anytime soon, which I suppose might be a good thing. As for the ending as a whole, the climax of the book was really good, it had a great about of action and suspense, though I will say that there's a bit of a mystery as to what will happen next as some things were treated as if they had a lot of weight to them, at least plotwise, but they were never more fully explained.
So, while I did like this book better than it's predecessor it just wasn't great enough to give 5 stars to. However, that's no excuse not to read this amazing trilogy. It's full of myth, magic and great action.
I really, really enjoyed this sequel! It was better than the first book, and I love where the story is heading. I love the Egyptian mythology, and I love the characters. In Son of Set, we get more of the mythology, and we also get a lot more character development.
Rating: 4 stars!
Son of Set is the second book in the Descendants of Isis series by Kelsey Ketch. I really enjoyed the first book, Daughter of Isis, but I wish there had been more emphasis on the Egyptian mythology. And in this book, we get a ton more of that! Not only are the main characters on the run, but they also need to figure out the riddle from the locket that Natti's grandmother gave her. It's a riddle to unlocking the location of the secret name of Ra. But they aren't the only ones looking for it.
Natti and Seth are on the run because the Sons of Set are looking for them. Natti escaped, and Seth betrayed them. They aren't going to let them go that easily, especially since they need Natti to find the secret name of Ra so they can resurrect Set and bring about the destruction of the world. But these two can't let that happen.
I loved the development of Natti's and Seth's relationship. In the first book, it's really all about Natti trying to shake off Seth's charm. There are still secrets between them, things Natti doesn't know. And being in such close proximity (aka, hotel rooms), their chemistry is bound to explode. But it's hard for Natti to trust Seth after finding out he's a son of Set, especially since his father is the one who almost killed her. Not to mention, she doesn't know if her feelings for him are real, or the work of his charm. And Seth doesn't really know either. But as they run from his father, Seth and Natti have tons of time to sort out their feelings. It brings them closer together, and I loved their relationship.
As for the main characters, I like them both! Natti is a strong, likable heroine who is not afraid to stand up for herself and discover ancient secrets. After being brutalized in the Sons' temple, she's feeling the effects of what happened. But she never gives up. She has her moments of vulnerability, but she doesn't let herself be swept up in Seth's charm. And as for Seth, I really like his character! After growing up as a Son and being brought into that life, he's breaking away from it because of his feelings for Natti. He's protective, strong, and just wants to keep her safe. He's very complex.
The only thing, really, that I disliked about this book was the story-line with the Daughters of Isis. I don't know why, but I guess I was just expecting more from that. Secrets were revealed and questions were (somewhat) answered, but I thought they'd be more helpful. I thought they'd be a secret society like the Sons of Set and that they would be able to protect Natti. As it were, we only spend a few chapters with them and that's it.
I really liked where this story headed, and I can't wait for the third (and probably) final book in this series. I'm loving this Egyptian mythology, and I'm hoping for more adventures in Name of Ra. I also can't wait for more development in Natti's and Seth's relationship, and I have a feeling more secrets are still left to be uncovered. Son of Set was like a fast rollercoaster, where our two main characters had to elude dangerous men to discover an ancient secret that has been kept hidden for thousands of years.
I received a free copy of the book from the author for my honest opinion.
Seth O'Keefe is a Son of Set along with his father. Seth has always followed his father's rules always doing as he said. It didn't matter if he liked it or not. His father was the boss and was to be respected. Seth and his father worship the God of Set. Seth never expected to go against his own father much less the God of Set but he did when the Sons of Set kidnapped Natara "Natti" Stone when they found out that she was the Secret Keeper.
Natti and Seth are now on the run trying to stay at least one step ahead of his father because all his father wants now is to see Seth dead. Natti is a Daughter of Isis and Seth is hoping that they will protect them both and keep them safe from his father and the Sons of Set. But after finding the Daughters of Isis Seth finds out that they will not protect him. Seth also learns that a part of his life has been a lie from the Daughters of Isis. But Seth will do whatever is necessary to keep Natti alive and away from his evil father.
Seth has always been able to get and have any girl he wants and he always dates more than one girl at a time. Each and every one of his girlfriends all know about each other and do not care that he has other girlfriends as long as they are a part of his little harem. Well of course they may be a little arguing over who is his top girl. Seth has these special abilities that help him get and keep all these girls at once. Natti likes Seth very much but she is not sure that what she feels is her own true feelings or if it is Seth who is making her feel this way. Natti wants to be her own boss and in control of her own destiny.
I have really, really loved and enjoyed reading both the Daughter of Isis and Son of Set. I fell in love with all of the characters in the first book Daughter of Isis and still love them all in Sons of Set. I hope and can't wait to read the next book in the series. I say I loved all of the characters, well maybe that is not entirely true because Seth's father was not a very nice man. The things he did to his son, his wife and other people as well were just not right. How can anyone be so cruel? But I guess that is what makes for a good book is having the good with the bad. If you have not read the Daughter of Isis or Son of Set then I highly recommend that you do so today!
This book was AMAZING.... It was so good I have already tweeted to find out when the final book, The Name of RA, is going to be released. This book has everything in it: friendship, love, loyalty, heart-break, adventure, puzzles, challenges and so much more.
Characters & Storyline: 5/5 Son of Set picks up right where Daughter of Isis ended. You dive right into Seth and Natti being on the run - things are tense and there are so many unanswered questions floating around.
Seth and Natti are stuck with each other. Seth realises over the course of the story exactly what he feels for Natti and Natti is trying to figure out what is going on, what she feels and if it is real or just Seth's charm swirling around in her head and heart.
I really felt like we got a lot more from Natti this time round. Things are tense between her and Seth, which keeps it exciting! Kelsey tugs at your heart strings at every step of this journey and you cannot help but fall in love with these characters every step of the way.
Seth is such an amazing swoon-worth character that he deserves his own little segment... He has grown so much and has sacrificed more than we realise initially! He stole my heart in this book and I think Kelsey has a few secrets and twists up her sleeve.
Natti is an amazing character! I connected with her so easily and loved her from the beginning. She is reasonable, reliable and honest. Natti really starts coming into her 'role' from about half way through the book and I cannot wait to see where this goes in 'The Name of Ra'.
Plot, Pace, Writing style: 5/5 The plot is intense and the pace is perfect. Kelsey has an easy writing style that just sucks you in at every turn. I can definitely see and appreciate how much hard work and research went into this series. Kelsey has such a beautiful way of weaving the Egyptian mythology theme with the modern day storyline. Kelsey throws in so many great twists that keep you on the edge of your seat!
The ending... wow... it had me going: YES FINALLY!
Cover talk: 5/5 I love the covers in this series. The cover models are exactly how I picture Seth & Natti. Hmm wonder who will be on the next cover... both of them?
Final Thoughts: This is an awesome series and has definitely made my list of top reads for 2014 so far. If you love Egyptian Mythology and adventure.. Get this series now!!!
Hhmm where do I begin? My heart is still racing from anxiously following Nattie and Seth on their flight from the Sons of Set,and the the most dangerous one of them all Sean, want nothing more than to see his son Set dead and Nattie sacrificed on the alter of Set and he will stop at nothing to get what he wants.Oh yeah you know Sean,he also wants to raise Set to rise from Duat and find the name of Ra. He is very devious and malicious. So Seth has found himself in a predicament that leaves him fight his demons to be worthy of Nattie but still wanting to hold on to his heritage, but he can't have both or can he? I so have "Demons" by Imagine Dragons running through my head. He sacrificed his soul when betrayed his god to save Nattie.Now they are on the run,hiding and trying to stay a step ahead of the Sons.The more time they spend together the more Seth trying to fight the demon off and be faithful to Nattie at the same time he's got to keep the demon from overtaking Nattie with its lust. Seth is no longer the player he once was,though he does use his charm to get what he wants,he has gone from bad boy arrogant player to sweet and caring.But as they find new information he is plagued with the question of their feels for each other real or just part of their magic.Seth find out there is more to him then he knows.something not even Sean knows. Nattie is plagued by the haunting memories of the tramaic incident at the hand of Sean. She must over come that and find a way to fight off the magic,keep a clear head,and find safety from the Sons.They elicit the help of the Daughters of Isis but in the end they can not even help them.As Nattie becomes stronger in her powers she must understand how to use it before it destroys her,while trying to decipher what emotions are real and which are magic induced.Oh and thier little adventure to find the name of Ra,Nattie and Seth meet some interesting characters that just might help them in their quest,if they can prove they worthy enough.
Wow! This escape tale is quite the fast-paced adventure, with a heaping helping of romance on the side. Natti is nearly killed by the Sons of Set, whose leader is none other than Seth’s father Sean. Seth brings Natti back from the brink–with no small help from healing powers he’s always had and never understood.
Natti struggles with the nightmares of her captivity–but also with the overwhelming influence of Seth’s Charm–see, as a Son of Set he has a gift to Charm any and all in his eyesight or grasp. He can make them do whatever her wants, even rewrite all their memories or lead them to their deaths.
Only, with Natti, his power isn’t complete–he can compel her, to a point. And he’d like to compel her into bed, once she’s healed. Still, the more time he spends on the run with Natti, the more he knows he can’t corrupt her with his dark soul. Doesn’t mean they don’t struggle with keeping celibate, however.
He decides that getting her into the protection of the Daughters of Isis society is the best course of action, but Natti’s resistant. She wants to find the secret name of Ra and use it to keep the Sons fo Set from raising Set…
Seth’s plans would be perfect, if only Sean wasn’t dogging their trail with the full force of law and disorder on his side. No, Seth and Natti are under constant pursuit, narrowly escaping capture time and again. Good thing Seth’s got that super healing power!
So, the book is fast-paced, the sexual tension is constant, and the girl saves her own day–for the most part. What’s not to like? If you ever had an Ancient Egypt fetish, or you liked The Mummy movies, this book will intrigue. Seth is a whole lot more likable in this book, than DAUGHTER OF ISIS. The book ends with a resolution, but not completion. So much more is at stake in the next episode–clearly we have mortals doing battle for the gods of Egypt and it’s gonna be one heck of a showdown.
So, after Daughter of Isis, I jumped right into SON OF SET. I was beginning to like Seth now. He's really come through for Natti. And he's a true hero because he has fought the darkness within himself and he's come out of the battle scathed, damaged, but stronger and beautifully human.
Stakes are higher than ever with both their lives in danger. I relished every moment that Seth tries to protect Natti, though I still resent that he can exert that overpowering ensnarement of her mind with so little effort. Where is Natti's power from Isis?
The situation is becoming increasingly difficult. The enemy is so powerful, Seth's father shows an ambition that borders anarchy. How I hate this man! There are deaths, chasings, disappearances... Natti can't seem to shake the magical power over her while Seth's restrain is growing thin. I was so excited and frustrated at the same time with how things were progressing between them.
At times, it became too much how often the charm was used on women, but I still enjoyed all the secrets to be discovered about the cults of Isis and Set. I can't deny that the quest for Ra's name gets really exciting. The enemy's persecution is relentless, and the struggle to survive fear, death, curses and dark desire is pure torture. Exactly as mind-blowing as the ending that came loaded with new, surprising powers, a promise of incredible things to come and a bittersweet intimate scene between the star-crossed lovers.
Ooooh… what a thrilling sequel in the Descendants of Isis series!! Son of Set continues immediately after the ending of the first book and I was quickly taken on a trip over the country as Nattie and Seth are trying to stay out of Sean’s evil hands!! It was exciting and I was quickly flicking the pages to see how things unfolded.
Throughout the journey Nattie and Seth both learn a lot more about each other: their secrets are revealed, their powers grow stronger and their feelings come to the surface. They become closer, but are they are not sure whether their powers are influencing their feelings. There was constant danger for them and they were looking over their shoulders at every turn. I loved watching them grow and learn more about everything; the whole situation comes into focus for them both. They struggle but know they can rely on one another in the end.
I love a good villain in a story and Sean continuously sends tingles down my spine! He is evil and will do anything in his power to get what he wants. He will murder anyone, erase minds and take more women in his cause to raise his God, Set. He is the type of character that sticks in your mind and hope that you never cross paths with.
Nattie and Seth need to unravel some riddles on this journey and I loved the little Egyptian translations thrown into the story. Getting more insight into the Egyptian Gods and the prophecies that Kelsey is building up is intriguing too. I am captivated by the plot that Kelsey has created and I’m really eager to see how Seth and Nattie will go in the next book. I can feel the storyline building and I’m expecting plenty of twists to come out of this modern day tale of Mythology!
Complimentary copy provided by the Author in exchange for an honest review.
Thrilling, action-packed, and a wonderful sequel, Son of Set was a fantastic YA read. I really liked this book. It was a lovely read that was even better than the first book.
Natti was great in this book. Even on the run from the Sons of Set, she was determined not to take the easy way out and figure out how to end it once and for all. She was even stronger than she was in book 1 and I still liked her.
Seth was still a bit of a conundrum. In this book, his struggle to shed the dark influence of Set was clear. He fought between what he knew was right and what his instincts told him to do. And I revelation about his heritage made his struggles even more precarious. I went back and forth between liking him for how hard he tried to do what was right and protect Natti and being frustrated with him when he regressed. But, overall, he was a delightfully complex character that I liked.
The romance was good. It grew, while, at the same time, questions were raised about its validity. Natti and Seth grew closer while they were on the run, but this book didn't shy away from asking if their relationship was real, or founded on Seth's influence. Regardless, I thought they were sweet together, doubts and all.
The plot was well paced and I was hooked then entire way through. There were tons of thrills along the way, plus some secrets that I never saw coming. I really enjoyed the story and the ending has me curious about what will happen next. Can't wait to read book 3!
Son of Set was a wonderful YA read. It was a fantastic sequel, full of romance, secrets, and thrills, and I really enjoyed reading it. Fans of book 1, you won't be disappointed. And, YA lovers, this is a series worth checking out.
*I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review
I totally wanna kill Seth’s dad, in a horrible, very mean, absolutely evil way. :) Wow, the sequel is almost better than the first. There’s more action, and more scary moments, and more mysteries, and a little more Romance! And now, we are learning what Natti is and how she is to become that, and what’s Seth’s role to her. It’s definitely a thrill ride!
Natti and Seth are on the run. But the can’t outrun the evilness of Seth’s dad. And they have to figure out all the mysteries of Natti, and the Key, and stay alive! Seth and Natti have fallen for each other, but neither will say it or do anything about it, so it’s definitely a tension filled story as well LOL Natti is also recovering from all that happened because of Seth’s family and it’s taking its tole on her. As well as Seth, who wants to help, but sometimes he goes about it in the wrong ways, but he just doesn’t know other ways.
And then there’s the plot twists. Just when I think I figured something out, WHAM, it’s like a smack in the face with a new part. And there’s the bad guys, who you will love to hate. I seriously hope some horrible deaths await them soon. The good guys have to win somehow. And then, there’s some new characters that help reveal more of who and what Natti is. Natti is going to have to embrace some heavy duty responsibility is she wants to save her self, Seth, and the rest of the world! And boy oh boy was there some serious sweating on my part. I totally thought there would be more deaths, which they are some and that’s bad enough. Let’s just say you should hold on to your chair while you read this one. :) I am so looking forward to the next book. Hurry please! :) LOL 5 ACTION PACKED PAWS!!
Seth O’Keefe was raised as a son of Set, followers of the Egyptian god of disorder. Their goal is to create chaos and discover the location of Ra’s secrete name from their rivals the Daughter of Isis.
Seth gave up everything by saving the life of the Secret Keeper for the Daughter of Isis, Natara Stone. Now they are on the run together with the Sons of Set on their heels.
I enjoyed Seth’s character. He struggles with his dark side, but he has a good heart, even if he doesn’t seem to recognize it. I admire that he doesn’t conform to his father’s wishes and does what he feels is right. He is smart and a good protector for Natara.
I respect Natara. She has a lot to process. She recently discovered she was a Daughter of Isis (in book one). She has to ascertain things on her own with no mentors. Her life has been threatened, but she fights to endure. She is cleaver, strong-willed, and very likable.
The chemistry between the two characters is captivating. Neither knowing if their feelings are real or part of Seth’s charm. It made me sympathize for the characters and like them all the more.
Kelsey Ketch did a great job blending Egyptian Mythology into a contemporary setting. The plot is well done and original with tons of twist that kept me engrossed. Son of Set is a well-written and entertaining novel. I love the surprises that pop up throughout the book, particularly regarding Seth. This book is definitely worth the read, especially if you enjoy mythology. I’m really interested in seeing what happens next.
Complimentary copy provided in exchange for an honest review.
I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review
Spoiler Alert: If you haven't read Daughter of Isis, you might want to skip this review due to book 1 spoilers.
Son of Set is the second book in the Descendants of Isis series. It is not a standalone and I highly recommend reading Daughter of Isis first or you will be lost. The story picks up right where the last ended. Natti is seriously wounded magically, mentally, and physically. Seth is trying to heal her in addition to staying one step ahead of his father.
At the beginning, I really missed Natti's snarky personality. It's awful what the Sons of Set did to her and it takes time to recover from such an ordeal. We get glimpses of the old Natti, but she is truly devastated mentally from the magic and poison they used on her. Seth is amazing in this book. I loved hating him in the first book, though I was with Natti -- he's hard to resist. In this sequel, the way he cares for Natti is so sweet, especially since it goes against both his nature and nurture.
Seth's father Sean is a great villain. I loved the scenes from his point of view. No matter what Natti and Seth do, Sean is always right there. There's so much Egyptian mythology woven into the story and I enjoyed every minute of it. I also liked the romance between Seth and Natti. Warning: this is definitely upper YA due to mature content. I recommend this one to ages 17+.
All in all, Son of Set is a great sequel. Nonstop action, a creepy bad cult, fascinating mythology, and hot romance will keep readers turning the pages. And this cover is truly swoon-worthy.
Full review can be found at: http://thegirlbookaholic.blogspot.com... This story line picks up rights where the first book leaves off, which is when Seth and Natti run from Sean, Seth's father, after he tries to imprison Natti's essence. From there, it just keeps getting better and better as Seth and Natti try to outrun Sean and try to stop his nefarious plan of trying to raise Set. In this book Natti finally admits to herself that she has definite feelings for Seth, yet she still debates acting on them. I also enjoyed reading about Seth admitting his feelings for her as he's constantly showing Natti how much he cares for her by protecting her from his father!The characters, their romance, their struggles, and even the villain make this book completely awesome!!
In book two of this series Natti and Seth have escaped Sean and are trying to just stay alive. They are running from Sean's minions and getting closer. There are more secrets revealed and Natti help Sean find the good in hisself. I love how Sean is growing and becoming a better person thanks to the love he is starting to feel for Natti. I cant wait for the next book I really need to see where this is headed. I give it 4 fangs.
It has been almost a year since I read the first book but I enjoyed this so much!
The Writing: I really like the writing, I enjoy reading this and always want to know more. There are many POVs through this book, the times we read from Sean's POV I just wanted to go back to Seth and Natti but I understand that for the story is great to see Sean's POV but I still wanted to be all time with Seth and Natti.
The Story: Since it has been a long time I read this, I was afraid I would have forgotten everything or wouldn't enjoy the story. Being honest, I had forgotten lots of things but I remembered the main things of the plot and as I began reading this second book I remembered more stuff. Thankfully, the second thing didn't happen. I enjoyed this story a lot! First off, let me tell you that if you enjoy mythology then you definitely need to give this a try. I just love how this story has mythology in everything Since I'm a lover of mythology I really enjoyed it. Then, we have this great romance. It's not an obvious romance, it's quite complicated and they fall for each other slowly, facing all obstacles. I loved that. Nothing is rushed, just everything goes at their pace. There is quite a lot of action here, which I enjoyed not being too much but not missing them. Lastly I want to say that there were a few things we discovered at the end that surprised me and I'm really curious to read the next book. This is an adventure story, with romance and a lot of mythology.
The Characters: Natti: I didn't remember her well and was afraid I wouldn't like her, that she would frustrate me but I'm so happy that didn't happen. I would say other thing, I really like her. She is down to earth, she listens while she has her own voice. I really enjoyed reading her. Seth: I like him though there is still a lot going on for him. He made a big difficult choice but he stands with what he did. He doesn't fear and he loves with all his heart. The only thing I would say is that he needs to listen Natti more but by the end of the book I think he gets that. Both of these characters will go thorugh a lot in the next book and I really want to read that. Sean: The big villain here, I just can't stand him, hate him. Just ugh.
So, as I said, this is an adventure story with romance and full of mythology. A main female character that is decided, thinks about others while having her own voice that will grow in the next book in powers and her personality. A main male character that is a cutie when he wants, sexy all times but that has some though times in the future. Do I want to read the next book? Definitely.
3.5 Stars for this second title in the series. I liked this one a lot more than the first. I enjoyed where the story and characters are going and am looking forward to the the next installment to see what's going to happen next. Full review to follow on my blog - A Life Bound By Books for the blog tour.