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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
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.
So -- I'll be finding the next in the series to add to my Kindle library.
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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
a great story line and a fast read. I will read the other books by this author.Published 15 months ago by Christopher Berry
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
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
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... Read morePublished on March 14, 2012 by Elizabeth Gorski
Well researched, you will learn some Egyptian words when reading this (which is pretty interesting). Read morePublished on January 21, 2012 by A.M Donovan