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Akhet: Sekhmet's Light, Book One (Sekhmet's Light Trilogy) Paperback – April 3, 2010
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Top Customer Reviews
By Jamee Pritchard, The Kindle Book Review
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.
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.
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.Read more ›
The story starts with Nicole who is an archaeologist, getting ready to descend into a cavern somewhere in Egypt. During her decent, the winch lowering her malfunctions and she plummets to the floor below her. I have a supreme fear of falling, and this scene locked in my attention. I had to know what happened to Nicole.
It turns out that she fell into a temple to Sekhmet led by the Priestess Meshrew. Meshrew directs other priestesses to prepare Nicole to meet the Goddess Sekhmet. Sekhmet charges Nicole with the duty of being her living avatar in the fight against evil. Nicole becomes NeruSekhmet, or Sekhmet's Light.
As the story progresses, Nicole balances her personality and duty. She studies with the warriors of Horus, learning how to fight the followers of Apep, Serpent of the Underworld. Apep's followers are bent on creating the destruction and ruin of civilization. As NeruSekhmet, Nicole must gather the various factions of the Egyptian gods and lead them in the battle/war.
While the story was good, I felt that it did not end well. It was like it got cut off early rather than coming to a satisfying conclusion. I know it is the first book in a series, but all books in a series should be a complete story with a full escalation, climax, conclusion, and this story fell just a little short.
Nicole/NeruSekhmet - She really develops as a well-rounded character during this story. She starts out rather clueless and inept, even accidentally killing one of her protectors.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
a great story line and a fast read. I will read the other books by this author.Published 13 months ago by Christopher Berry
I really enjoyed this novel which combined Egyptian legend with modern day life. Well plotted, strong images and dynamic characters. Read morePublished on July 29, 2013 by RaksGato
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 morePublished on March 30, 2013 by Martin Schiller
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 morePublished on February 7, 2013 by turkml
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 morePublished on January 1, 2013 by Jim Briggs
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 morePublished on May 19, 2012 by Tina Ruddiman-Fisher
I am ecstatic to finally see someone spotlighting Egyptian mythology in an urban fantasy setting - and doing it well. Read morePublished on April 18, 2012 by Marie Frances
This book starts off nicely, and then grabs you by your collar and drags you into the story for an exciting ride. Read morePublished on March 24, 2012 by Joseph Haight