- Series: Sekhmet's Light Trilogy (Book 1)
- Paperback: 210 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (April 3, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1450564801
- ISBN-13: 978-1450564809
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 16 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,776,456 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Akhet: Sekhmet's Light, Book One (Sekhmet's Light Trilogy) Paperback – April 3, 2010
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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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The heroine of the book is easy to relate to and I found myself interested in the adventure that she was embarking upon. It does have a Wonder Woman meets Indiana Jones vibe, but it was a truly original story with interesting plot twists and devious bad guys.
To sum it up, I love it, and I want more!!!
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.
With all of that said, the story and writing very surprisingly good. The tone and style of the writing was pretty down to earth and refreshing. The characters, for the most part, were built well. They seemed believable and realistic for a book of this nature. You accept the deities and magic, and a few other things as necessary to the premise and its a fun ride after that. I am not quite to the end of the first book (this one) and I just ordered the next two in the series.
Sidenote: really fast into the book, I hated Marcus. He's constantly either whining about how he is worried about Nicole, he is whining about how everyone else thinks she's sleeping with her mentor, or he is accusing her of infidelity. He is a paranoid, possessive, insecure, ass and a whiny little jerk. I was happy when he seemed 'written out of the story' and it made a lot of sense for the progression. I will be angry if he ends up coming back though, as that would seem both unrealistic and insulting to the reader, our beloved heroine and the integrity of the story.
The only issue I can think that is a negative is, at one point the author uses some incorrect terminology in reference to firearms. But this is only a minor complaint.
Overall this is a solid story with characters you will come to care about. I cannot recommend these book enough. If Heather's future works are of this quality, I look forward to reading them.
So -- I'll be finding the next in the series to add to my Kindle library.
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