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Product Details

  • Series: Sekhmet's Light Trilogy
  • Paperback: 210 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (April 3, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1450564801
  • ISBN-13: 978-1450564809
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,983,536 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.

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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 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.

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I can't wait for the second book!
Shelli
She is very detailed in her descriptions of characters and settings, which gives the reader a feeling of being included in the story.
Amazon Customer
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.
Qtilla

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By The Kindle Book Review on 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.

By Jamee Pritchard, The Kindle Book Review
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Qtilla on October 26, 2010
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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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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Midu on July 1, 2012
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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 5 people found the following review helpful By Marie Frances on 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 By RaksGato on July 29, 2013
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I really enjoyed this novel which combined Egyptian legend with modern day life. Well plotted, strong images and dynamic characters. The story revolves around a female main character; an archeologist who discovers herself to be the chosen champion of an ancient Egyptian god. She is embroiled in a coming war between the gods of good and evil, where she must learn not only to fight and stratigize, but to unit the gods of good against the evil in order to save the world. Yeah, I know -- pretty predictable storyline, but Reasby makes it both fun and believable.

So -- I'll be finding the next in the series to add to my Kindle library.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Martin Schiller on March 30, 2013
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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 transitions right along with the main character from the world of the mundane into a world of Gods and magic. It is a subtle border that occurs seamlessly, and once within its boundaries, a hidden world of ancient Egyptian religion combined with modern day intrigue and romance is revealed. The first installment in a series, "Akhet" is not for children; while set against the backdrop of mysticism and legend, it is at its essence, a war story, but one that is fought between ancient underground cults and the Gods that guide them.
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