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Heir of Ra

(Blood of Ra #1)

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  813 ratings  ·  238 reviews

An excavation of the fabled Hall of Records beneath the Sphinx unleashes an ancient disease that leaves Alyssa's father fighting for his life.

As Alyssa races to find a cure, she stumbles upon a haunting artifact--and trespasses into the mind of an Egyptian god.


Kindle Edition, 310 pages
Published August 12th 2018 by Kingsmill Press
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Stjepan Cobets
My rating 4.5

The book "Heir of Ra (Blood of Ra # 1)" by M. Sasinowski is an entertaining science fiction YA adventure novel that postulates an interesting premise about the existence of the Hall of Records under the Sphinx in Egypt. Although this is a YA novel I must admit that the author sets up interesting theories about our hidden history of mankind. The story is intriguing and full of action, the characters are solidly elaborated, and I am convinced that younger and adult readers will like i
Maria Elena | _mkarys
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange of an honest review.

I can’t say I’ve read this in one sitting because it’s almost physically impossible for me, a night reader, to stay up all night, but this one came pretty close! I feel like I devoured the book, making Heir of Ra one of my fastest reads of the year, because the moment I got into bed to read, I couldn’t put it down. The story was fast paced and interesting since page one, it had a very likeable main character, the mystery addicting,
Aug 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own, e-book
First I would like to thank the author's daughter for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. You are a complete doll for supporting your fathers endeavors.

To say this is a book I have been waiting for for a long time is an understatement. I have always loved Egyptian Mythology since a young age and have found it completely fascinating. Its where the inspiration for my cats name came from (Cleopatra).

This book just blew me away from beginning to end. I was absolutely eme
Jenny (Bookbookowl)
Actual rating 4.5 stars

Many thanks to Mr Sasinowski for providing me with an E-ARC of this book to review.  All opinions are my own.  

Alyssa and her father have been seeking the lost Hall of Records, under the Sphinx in Egypt for years.  Finally her father is given permission to enter the tunnels for an archeological dig for one day.  Alyssa is half a world away and can't make it in time, but something goes wrong inside the tunnels. Her father collapses and is taken to hospital with a baffling,
Caitlin Smith
Aug 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
I didn’t really know what to expect going into this book, but I found that I was not disappointed!

When Alyssa’s father contracts an ancient disease on an excavation of the Hall of Records, Alyssa races to find a cure and discovers an artifact that could change everything. With the help of Oxford student Paul, Alyssa must escape from people who want the artifact for their own gain and unravel the secrets the artifact holds before it’s too late.

I really liked the characters that were in this boo
Tory Leigh
Aug 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Alyssa signed up to study history, not to rewrite it.
An excavation of the fabled Hall of Records beneath the Sphinx unleashes an ancient disease that leaves her father fighting for his life. As Alyssa races to find a cure, she stumbles onto an impossible artifact that could change history—or destroy our future.
With unexpected help from Oxford student Paul Matthews, Alyssa evades ruthless adversaries set on conquering the power within the artifact. As a global epidemic looms, they must u
Aug 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite

Heir of Ra is a young adult action and adventure/historical fantasy novel written by Maciek Sasinowski. Alyssa was enjoying a moderately challenging climb in Peru and was at 358 meters of elevation when she got the call she had been waiting for. Her dad’s appeal to the Egyptian Council of Antiquities had finally, and surprisingly, been granted. Alyssa immediately began figuring out how she could leave the Peruvian dig site and most efficiently get to
Aug 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
To say I loved this book would be a understatement, from the moment I started reading it I was completely captivated. I couldn't turn the pages quick enough. It was fast paced and it kept me completely invested. I was on the edge of my seat anticipating what would happen next. It was filled with so much action, adventure, and, Egyptian mythology. The story line was absolutely incredible, it makes you wonder, what if?

Alyssa, the main character, had everything I'm always looking for in a characte
Aug 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Simply amazing. It's been so long since I've read something based on Egyptian mythology. And I loved it

When is the next part coming. I just can't wait to read it.
Thanks for the amazing read Mr. Sasinowski.
Darque  Dreamer
Sep 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: top-reads
Heir of Ra is fast paced, action packed, and wildly entertaining! For lovers of the original Tomb Raider games, the Stargate movie, and Assassin’s Creed, you will devour this one! It is an edge of your seat, one sitting kind of read that is sure to impress!

Oh…my…god…I LOVED this book! This was easily one of my top 5 reads this year so far! I could not put it down, and I finished it in one sitting! It was adventurous, intriguing, and full of action and humor. It was an intense thrill ride that ha
J. Riley
Sep 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Brilliant new visiom

What a great new take on the Egyptian gods and Atlantis. Give this book a try, it had me from the first chapter and I cannot wait for the next installation.
Aug 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Alyssa's father has been given the chance of a lifetime, a chance he's been waiting for forever...a chance to enter the alleged Hall of Records beneath the Sphinx in Egypt. Upon gaining entrance to the excavation a deadly virus sends Kade and his team to quarantine. Alyssa is bent on trying to find a cure for her father when she finds an ancient crystal that holds the memories of a god and just might hold they key to saving her father...that is if the people now hunting her down don't get to the ...more
Sherry Ellis
Aug 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Hall of Records is a myth. A library under the famous Sphinx in Egypt isn't possible. Or is it? When a team of scientist go to investigate, they meet untimely deaths. An ancient artifact, a deadly virus, mythical gods, and ruthless killers are all part of the fast-paced, action-filled story that follows.

Heir of Ra is well-written with suspense, vivid descriptions, action, plot twists, and realistic characters. It's easy to imagine it as a movie. I read and review a lot of books, and this one
Sandra Moran
Aug 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic read. It will keep you on the edge of your seat all the way. Every time i thought I knew what was coming next the story would take a twist.I loved it and could not put it down.

Fantastic read. It will keep you on the edge of your seat all the way . Every time I thought I knew what was coming next the story would take a twist. I loved it and could not put it down.
Avery Cronin
Aug 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Awesome book, 11/10 would recommend.
I received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


Heir of Ra is one of those books that you can't put down after you start it. Well, it was for me. It's fast paced and definitely holds your attention. Okay, again.. this could just be me.

In this wonderful book, you will meet Alyssa. She was definitely an interesting character and I wanted to see how her relationship with her dad, Kade, was going to turn into. Things were very complicated between the two, wh
Jan 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-s, ebooks
As an archaeologist who has always dreamed of permission from the Ministry of Antiquities to work on a dig in Egypt, this book seemed like it was written especially for me. Once I picked it up, I read it in just a few sittings as it was a very fast-paced, easy read.

It had a lot of elements of some other popular books, like the Da Vinci Code and the Percy Jackson series, but it's managed to carve out its own niche within the YA mythology genre. Our heroine Alyssa is a scrappy, independent young
Jan 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: january2019tbr
I really enjoyed this book it was really interesting it was very fast paced and I was on the edge of my seat throughout the whole book. I really liked the characters especially Alyssa and Paul they were really interesting to read about. I really liked the story it was so well written I really liked the mythological aspects of it as well as the really good action packed story it was. So overall I liked this book and will continue the series when there is more out to read.
-Got this book from Netga
Lynn Worton
Sep 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This story is the first book in an exciting YA series called Blood of Ra. I loved it!

Alyssa Morgan is a wonderful character. I love her take no prisoners attitude, but she also can be a little reckless. She is a mature seventeen-year-old, but she also is incredibly impulsive at times. She works with her archaeologist father and professor, Kade Morgan. When her father becomes ill during an expedition to excavate the potential Hall of Records under the Sphinx in Cairo, Alyssa finds herself in a ra
Teri Davis
Aug 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Heir of Ra
M. Sasinowski
Kingsmill Press
ISBN 978-1-7324467-1-7
ISBN 978-1-734467-0-0
$ 5.99

At the Giza Plateau during the year of 1913 in Egypt, Lord George Renley explored under The Great Sphinx enters a dark chamber with an unusual carving on a door. The legendary Hall of Records is believed to be located at this location. Is it legend or fact? Soon after, Hazim, his Arab guide, started bleeding from his nose. Lord Renley became dizzy and collapsed. The only reminder of the event was a notebook th
Karen Jelleberg
Sep 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-sasinowski

By far one of the best books I have ever read. I didn't even realize it was part of the young adult genre. I can't wait to read more of this author's work.
Carlos Mock
Aug 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Heir of Ra (Blood of Ra Book One) by M. Sasinowski

Alyssa (Ally) Sarah Morgan is on a dig in Peru when she gets an unexpected call from her father, the renown archaeologist Kade Morgan. Kade's lifelong passion -- finding the Hall of Records and proving the Sphinx was built by an advanced civilization -- is within his reach. The Egyptian authorities have granted his permission to dig underneath the Sphynx. As Alyssa tries to join her father, she enters an adventure that will test her will and abi
Sharri Williams
Aug 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great start to an amazing adventure!

This is an action packed adventure, like Indiana Jones on steroids! We have Egyptian mythology meets technology and DNA , which makes for a new twist on the adventure genre. I really enjoyed this book and I couldn't put it down until I finished it. Alyssa must save her father from an unknown pathogen, which is slowly killing him. The equipment used during the excavation of a dig site in Egypt by her father and his crew may or may not have been tampered with. A
Aug 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The book was amazing!! Each chapter was action-packed and I was unable to stop reading until I could complete the entire book!!
Can't wait to get my hands on the next book in this series!! :)
P.S. "Don't u fret" is one of my favourite dialogues now! ;)
Nina Saxon
Aug 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Amazing story and pacing with a mind-blowing ending! Impossible to put down. Highly recommended. Must sleep now...
Robert R
Aug 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Heir of Ra captured my interest in the first pages. What a fun roller coast ride of a book. It's a great relaxing read for any teen/young adult.
Maraya21 (The Reading Dragon)
The Author's "About Me", which is written by his 15yr old daughter, is the cutest & quite the hilarious thing. 😂 ...more
Nicole Lopez
Sep 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Awesome book!

Firstly, let me say that I love stories that have Egyptian archeology in them! I studied it in college and I'm very glad that the author did his homework. The main character, Alyssa,(which I also love since that's my daughter's name) is a spunky,educated, and likeable heroine. I read this entire book in 2 sittings because I couldn't put it down! It has action, mystery, a bit of romance, (but not too much) and excitement. If you like ancient mysteries with a touch of secret societies
Aug 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! It was everything I want when I read. Adventure, action, mystery. I felt as though I could actually “see” the movie in my mind’s eye as I was reading the book. Wait for it! I think that will happen.
Oct 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was provided with an electronic copy of this book for an honest review. I don't give many 5-star reviews, especially lately. I just haven't found any books that have held my interest and, like General Zaroff's lament of ennui in "The Most Dangerous Game," I was worried that reading had begun to bore me. Until now.

This book is filled with action and adventure. If you liked any of the Kane Chronicles books (or other similar reads) you will love this book. Magic, adventure, mystery, pyramids, and
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About the Author - written from the point-of-view of his 15-year old daughter (that's me! :)

Some say that M. Sasinowski writes until 4 am... fueled by a single cup of decaf coffee. Others say this Polish-born American hyper-nerd absorbs energy from late-night TV space shows. No matter the truth... he's my dad. He will never be cool.

He loves archaeology, Star Wars/Trek, martial arts (especially wom

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