Veronica Scott did it again, this was another great trip back to ancient Egypt. I love travelling back to ancient Egypt in her books and I am anxiously awaiting my next trip back.
The reader gets introduced to Tiya and Khenet. Tiya's family has been claimed by the goddess of chaos, Nephthys, and when she has need of them they must answer the call.
In order to prevent Egypt from being enslaved by black magic Nephthys must send someone to the nomarch, Smenkhotep, to be a willing sacrifice for the whole of Egypt. Tiya is the one sent.
Pharoah assigns Khenet with the task of bringing her to Smenkhotep to bring Nephtys' plan to light. Along the way Khenet and Tiya face many challenges, the most difficult will be to try and overcome the attraction growing between them both. They both face the possibility of their death upon arrival to Viper Nome.
Is there another way to overthrow Smenkhotep? Will Khenet and Tiya find it in time? Sit back and spend some time in ancient Egypt and see what unfolds.
Another awesome read by the wonderful storyteller Veronica Scott.
Egypt, 1500 BC
Lady Tiya is bound to the service of the goddess Nephthys, who plans to sacrifice Tiya's body to protect Egypt from an ancient terror. She embarks to meet her grim fate alone but for the hardened warrior Khenet, who is fated to die at her side. Tiya's dreams of love and family now seem impossible, and Khenet, who is the last of his line, knows his culture will die with him. Struggling with the high cost of Nephthys's demands, both resolve to remain loyal.
Neither expects the passion that flowers when Tiya's quiet courage and ethereal beauty meet Khenet's firm strength and resolve. On a boat down the Nile, their two lonely souls find in each other a reason to live. But time is short and trust elusive.
Without the willing sacrifice of Tiya and Khenet, a great evil will return to Egypt. How could the gods demand their deaths when they've only just begun to live?