What an exceptional novel penned by Mr. Taylor! We’re told the story of Shiri, a shepherd girl who is living in Ancient Egypt and because of what she witnessed happen to her parents, she’s out to seek vengeance now. She goes through this life-altering journey while trying to seek out her parents’ killers. Does she succeed? Pick up a copy to find out.

I was immediately pulled into this action packed novel and I just couldn’t put it down. The writing was fantastic, the storyline was extremely engrossing and the characters were totally believable. I was so drawn into the story that I felt I was another character in it seeing everything firsthand. There were tons of varying emotions packed throughout these pages and I found myself bracing for what would happen next. Mr. Taylor is one author you need to keep an eye on because he’s going places. I have to say that I loved his debut novel so much, that I can actually see it adapted to the movie screen. It is part historical fiction, part romance and part mystery all rolled into one neat package for his readers to unwrap and savor. I highly recommend this story and I’m very grateful I was given the opportunity to review it. This is a must-read!

Book Blurb for Shiri

Shiri blocks her ears to her mother’s screams and sees the arrows strike her father’s chest. With their murderers bearing down on her she turns to obey his final command. “RUN!” Amenhotep, Prince of Egypt, burns her village, enslaves her people, and destroys all she loves. Only Shiri escapes. With tears in her eyes and vengeance in her heart, she races to warn the Shepherd King. If she doesn’t reach him in time, all Palestine will burn. It’s a race that takes her from the fields of Armageddon, to the sands of Ancient Egypt and the very heart of Pharaoh’s court. It’s a struggle that brings the deaths of kings and the birth of a god. It’s a quest that sees her fall in love.

Night Owl Reviews Sep, 2013 5.00