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Akhet (Sekhmet's Light Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

H.L. Reasby
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  • Length: 210 pages
  • Series: Sekhmet's Light (Book 1)
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Book Description

It is a season of waning and little is certain. Akhet, The Inundation. The world is changing, Gods of old stir, and their agents work behind the scenes to fulfill their masters’ commands. Who will have the courage to stand for The Light when darkness rises to swallow the world?

Doctor Nicole Salem is a beautiful and brilliant Egyptologist who is working on a dig outside Luxor, Egypt when she is confronted by her own destiny. She is plunged into a world of divided loyalties, intrigue, and treachery that will destroy her and everything she knows if she isn’t strong enough. Nicole must learn how to survive in a war between elder powers that claim her life and soul as their own, and earn the title of Sekhmet’s Light.

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About the Author

H.L. Reasby is a resident of the beautiful Pacific Northwest where she lives with her husband and a small menagerie of pets, including two cats, a crazed Pug, and a rambunctious German Shepherd Dog. She is an avid reader, a fan of action and sci-fi and fantasy movies, and also enjoys both computer and pen-and-paper gaming.
--HL Reasby

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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003B668A6
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice start to an interesting series June 10, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a nice beginning to what seems to be a very intriguing, action-packed series. Immersed in the alluring world of ancient Egyptian gods and goddesses, I could not help but be pulled into the story. The story proves to be very well researched in Egyptian mythology, and the main character, Dr. Nicole Salem, is strong-willed and fierce. She struggles with how to take on the responsibility of her newly awakened goddess status while leading an army into war against an evil Egyptian god. Although I did enjoy the plot, I was a bit disappointed by the pacing of the story. The book started off very fast paced, but lost some of that momentum towards the middle. Despite that, I did enjoy the story and would definitely read the next in the series.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By Midu
Format:Kindle Edition
I really enjoyed this book for various reasons:
anything that has to do with mythology always attracts me and the author incorporated Egyptian mythology into this story beautifully.
the action begins with the first page and keeps going!
the story kept me interested throughout and it was the right length.
I liked how Nur/Nicole knew some things instinctively while she had to work to get better at others.
Another thing I liked about this book was that it can be read as a stand alone.
Looking forward to reading the next in the series.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great First Novel October 26, 2010
By Qtilla
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I don't typically read urban fantasy or adventure novels, but I was really engrossed in Sekhmet's Light.
The latter half of the book in particular was very well paced and I found that as I read further, I got lost in the story. Reasby blends the fantasy elements quite seamlessly into the novel; just as her protagonist becomes so immersed in magic that she is no longer surprised by it, the reader also enters a world where old magic blends into the modern world.
Sekhmet's Light is a unique book. It covers many genres and is difficult to classify. Those familiar with the Amelia Peabody mysteries will find similar romance, mystery and adventure elements in Sekhmet's Light, but the comparison ends there. Sekmet's Light has an edge to it that reminds me of war stories. It is a book very much of this time- a time of secret wars, sleeper cells, and a time where we can see the destruction of war around us, yet continue to act as though nothing is going on.
Reasby's writing skills were clearly honed by the practice of writing this book. While the first chapters Sekhmet's Light feel like a first novel, the rest of Sekhment's Light is simply an excellent adventure filled with danger, drama, and romance.
It was a pretty quick read and I highly recommend it.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lara Croft meets Buffy Summers April 18, 2012
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I am ecstatic to finally see someone spotlighting Egyptian mythology in an urban fantasy setting - and doing it well. The author's writing style was more eloquent than I expected to see in this genre. I enjoyed her detailed descriptions, especially of certain locations. It really helped me feel as though I was immersed in the story.

Akhet follows a similar formula to that of the Buffy franchise (the single female, chosen by a higher power to defend the world against encroaching darkness). Being female, I appreciated her depiction of a powerful woman protagonist. Nicole Salem is one lady I wouldn't want to mess with. Her behavior and reactions seemed to vary wildly, however. Just when I felt I had a grasp on her personality, she would do something unpredictable. She seemed just as likely to keep her head down and remain meek as she was to fly off the handle in anger. Then again, most women do seem to be greatly affected by their moods so this is probably realistic.

There is not much left to the imagination as far as character descriptions are concerned, which made it play almost like a movie in my head. I could picture everything and everyone so perfectly. In some books, I find such detailed descriptions distracting and unnecessary, but they worked in Akhet. The author paints a vivid picture with her words.

The only thing that seemed to distract me was the pacing. Some parts of it felt like they slowly dragged on without much happening. These were punctuated by moments of intense action that were short-lived, but exquisitely executed. The action-packed parts of Akhet were my favorite moments; I just felt that the overall pacing of it was rather haphazard. But this is the first in a series, so I understand the need for laying groundwork.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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It all started innocently enough for Dr. Nicole Salem, just another day "at the office". If your office happened to be, the Deserts of Egypt and you happened to be an archeologist working in the ruins of an ancient Egyptian temple. That's when things go from "just another day" to "staring down your own destiny" in the blink of an eye. Leaving Dr. Nicole Salem with a destiny she didn't know was possible and enemies coming from all sides. As she learns what is to be who is she is, Sekhmet's Light.

Akhet, The Inundation is book one in Sekhmet's Light Trilogy written by H.L. Reasby. Reasby is a talented author with a firm grasp of both conversation and descriptive narrative. She is very detailed in her descriptions of characters and settings, which gives the reader a feeling of being included in the story. I've never had the pleasure of visiting Egypt; however, H.L. Reasby's description left me feeling as if I could smell the air of the market place.

Her description of her characters covered every last detail so flawless that I felt as if I knew them nearly as well as I know myself. I also appreciated the `Dramatis Personae' in the end of the book. I've read other novels where the authors have tried to include something similar before the novel even began and all it did was serve to confuse me for the first few chapters because I didn't know who to look for. So Kudos for that!

If I'm honest, as much as I enjoyed Akhet, The Inundation, I had one major issue. The novel as a whole left me feeling a bit "time warped". Basically, what I mean is this, so much would happen in a few pages that it felt to me as if 20, 30 or 40 pages had been read. In fact, I had read maybe 10 pages. At other times, things would move at a slower pace and the opposite would occur.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Like stories of Egyptian legends? You'll like this book.
I really enjoyed this novel which combined Egyptian legend with modern day life. Well plotted, strong images and dynamic characters. Read more
Published 20 months ago by RaksGato
5.0 out of 5 stars The Beginning of Something Interesting
To borrow from another reviewer, H.L. Reasby manages an interesting trick in "Akhet"; at some point in the book--and I have yet to recall exactly where it occurred--the reader... Read more
Published on March 30, 2013 by Martin Schiller
4.0 out of 5 stars Short but FUN
I noticed this looked, at a glance, like a sort of self published novel - mind you a very nicely done one with the cover and printing quality. I was a little wary about that. Read more
Published on February 22, 2013 by Elidrys
2.0 out of 5 stars could have been great
I was so disappointed in this book! It could have been really great. I feel a lot of detail was left out and would find myself sometimes lost or wondering what was going on with... Read more
Published on February 7, 2013 by turkml
4.0 out of 5 stars A very good series
Let me start this with some honesty. The author of this book is the wife of one of oldest and dearest friends. She also knows that if I didn't like the books, I would say so. Read more
Published on January 1, 2013 by Jim Briggs
4.0 out of 5 stars Great start to a fabulous series
A really good book; I ended the first book and picked up book two immediately. I feel this is an especially good read for lovers of Egypt, mythology, strong female leads. Read more
Published on May 19, 2012 by Tina Ruddiman-Fisher
5.0 out of 5 stars Akhet!
This book starts off nicely, and then grabs you by your collar and drags you into the story for an exciting ride. Read more
Published on March 24, 2012 by Joseph Haight
4.0 out of 5 stars Learn some Egyptian while enjoying a fun tale
Well researched, you will learn some Egyptian words when reading this (which is pretty interesting). Read more
Published on January 21, 2012 by A.M Donovan
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow!
Awesome! I can't wait for the second book!
I was riveted by the end of chapter one. By chapter six I was making little predictions to myself about events to come. :-). Read more
Published on July 28, 2011 by Shelli
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H.L. Reasby is a resident of the beautiful Pacific Northwest where she lives with her husband and a small menagerie of pets, including a cat, a crazed Pug, and a rambunctious German Shepherd Dog. She is an avid reader, a fan of action and sci-fi and fantasy movies, and also enjoys both computer and pen-and-paper gaming.

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