It has been three years since we last saw Neiko Kidd, the bane of the Crackedskulls, in A.K. Taylor's Neiko's Five Land Adventure, the first installment in the Neiko Adventure Saga. Now, in Escape from Ancient Egypt, we meet a twenty-one-year-old Neiko who is more mature, but still hasn't kissed anyone yet. Someone has a bone to pick with her and that someone is Francesco, the Crackedskull spy that Neiko exposed three years ago. Francesco has created a crystal and with it, he sends Neiko back in time to ancient Egypt, ruled by a hotheaded Ramesses the Great. Escaping with her long lost Indian friends from a cruel slave master is only one problem solved. When Ramesses first lays eyes on her, her real problems begin.
Yet again, Neiko's beauty causes her some serious issues. This time, there are no demonic Georgians in heavy armor for Neiko to worry about as the only magic in this novel comes from the crystal that Francesco creates. Ramesses proved to be an extremely hilarious villain to read about, even though he is revered by all who dwell in his realm. I felt sorry for Neiko, because no matter how hard she tried, Ramesses always had the upper hand. The author certainly knows how to take things an entire level above interesting. A battle of epic proportions awaits the reader at the end, and everything that leads up to it makes it even more thrilling. It is a gratifying book that is suitable for readers as young as thirteen to read.
~Reader's Favorite Reviewer Benjamin Ookami
"Neiko has the potential for becoming a literary role model for young girls."~Wisebear Books
"An exciting and action packed book from start to finish. This is the story of a young girl who travels between different times and places, and leads a life in each. Neiko finds herself in some scary and challenging situations in each place, and the book has a good amount of suspense as the reader awaits her next move. The writing is fantastical and highly imaginative, without being too far-fetched that the reader will lose interest."~Biblio Phanatic 5 Stars
"There is never a dull moment, and the book is punctuated with wonderful illustrations, which break up the chapters. It reminds me of those books you read as a kid where you had to choose the ending and second guess what was coming.~N Bookwitch 5 Stars
"The plot was incredibly original - Native Americans being sent back in time to Ancient Egypt as an act of revenge. How can that not spark the imagination? This fast-paced book kept me interested and intrigued from start to finish. Great writing style, great plot and great characters. It is a novel that I highly recommend for a rainy afternoon, with a big cup of tea."~Lit Quest 5 Stars
From the Author
I hope that you enjoy the second book of the Neiko Adventure saga that I wrote after Neiko's Five Land Adventure when I was only 17 while dodging homework, bathtime and band practice. This book was a lot of fun to write just like Book #1. Watch how two people who have never met before (Native Americans and ancient Egyptians) meet for the first time kind of like the show Deadliest Warrior. Lots of research and reading--oftentimes it seems like Egypt found me over the years since childhood.
For a look behind the scenes and bonus material backstory and the turn of events from Ramesses' POV copy the link to visit the blog at backwoodsauthor.com/2016/10/04/behind-scenes-exploring-backstory-escape-ancient-egypt/
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