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Author: JA Cipriano
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services
Published: June 23rd, 2015
This story is essentially Raider of the Lost Ark werewolf style with mummies and time travel to Ancient Egypt, too! Now as someone who loves Egyptian Mythology (yes, I’ve wrapped children up in toilet roll pretending they were mummies!) I though this story sounded like something I’d really enjoy . . .
Thes Mercer is a wimpy alpha werewolf who doesn’t like fighting, is trying to control his wolf and is on a quest to rescue the soul of his best friend Connor. To do this he’s travelled back in time to Ancient Egypt and he’s the narrator for this tale. Readers are introduced to a wide variety of characters, most of whom are based on Ancient Egyptian mythology and include such well known folk as Anubis, Sekhmet, Khufu and many others. There’s a major turf war battle going on as different gods and goddesses battle in a good v evil attempt to seize power. Deciding just who is on which side keeps life interesting as Thes and the jailer try to return mummies back to the underworld. There are also hints at romance and plenty of twists and turns as the story progresses. It is interesting to read how the character of Thes develops through the story.
This is book one in a series so though many aspects are resolved, there are others still in progress. There’s plenty of action and the book does improve as the reader progresses through it but there are a few inconsistencies which detracted from events for me. The ideas for the plot were great and I suspect future novels in this series will be well worth reading as I really enjoyed ‘Kill It with Magic’ … It will be interesting to see how this continues in future tales in this series.
Thanks to Sarah Canning for providing a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
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