I absolutely loved the first in The Gods of Egypt series, "Priestess of the Nile." It brings to life, for the reader, ancient Egypt; Pharaoh’s, Egyptian gods and goddesses, the priests and priestesses, as well as the people. It was a land rich in culture and heritage. I believe that Veronica Scott has captured it beautifully.
Merys is the last in a line of priestesses who have served Sobek, the crocodile god, for centuries. She goes to the Nile in the shadows of the ruin of his temple to perform her duties to Sobek, as well as get away from her stepmother.
Sobek hears her singing his hymns and is immediately interested in who is singing in such a beautiful voice. He appears to Merys as a travelling merchant and quickly becomes captivated by her. He slowly starts to love her as no immortal should. It is forbidden for a Great One and a mere human to become involved.
Merys finds herself drawn to Bek and quickly finds herself falling in love with him. Unaware of who he really is, will Merys and Bek find a way to keep their forbidden love, or will the Great Ones find a way to destroy what they have created?
Egypt, 1500 BC
Drawn to his abandoned temple on the banks of the Nile by an enchanting song, Sobek the Crocodile God is even more captivated by the sight of the singer herself. Appearing to her as a man, he learns she is Merys, a descendant of his last priestess. Though filled with lust, Sobek believes Merys deserves to be more than just his mistress. But the rules that govern the Egyptian pantheon forbid anything beyond a physical joining of a Great One and a human.
Merys is attracted to the handsome stranger, who arouses passions in her that no man ever has. But with no dowry and no hope of ever leaving her village, she dares not dream of the future-or love.
Sobek takes every opportunity to visit Merys, taxing his resolve to leave her pure. When he saves her life, their mutual desire must be sated. But can a love between a human and an immortal survive the ultimate test of the gods?