When seventeen-year-old Lilliana Young enters the Metropolitan Museum of Art one morning during spring break, the last thing she expects to find is a live Egyptian prince with godlike powers, who has been reawakened after a thousand years of mummification.
And she really can't imagine being chosen to aid him in an epic quest that will lead them across the globe to find his brothers and complete a grand ceremony that will save mankind.
But fate has taken hold of Lily, and she, along with her sun prince, Amon, must travel to the Valley of the Kings, raise his brothers, and stop an evil, shape-shifting god named Seth from taking over the world.
From New York Times bestselling author Colleen Houck comes an epic adventure about two star-crossed teens who must battle mythical forces and ancient curses on a journey with more twists and turns than the Nile itself.
This is the first book in an Egyptian Mythology series and it is so good. It follows a prince of ancient Egypt as he comes to life in order to stop the God of Chaos one more time. He runs into a few problems along the way however. First of which is the fact that he has to form a bond with a human girl in order to survive long enough. The second is that the human girl wants nothing to do with him. The third is that he has only a few short days to raise his brothers to stave Chaos off. Finally, is the fact that his brothers are an ocean away. Oh and did I mention his brothers had been moved just like he had. Can they meet the deadline? Will they be eliminated before they can raise any of the brothers? Will they fall in love? Or does everything go exactly right and things end how they are supposed to?
Colleen Houck wrote the amazing Tiger’s Curse series which was based around India’s mythology so I was positive I would fall in love yet again. I wasn’t disappointed in the least with this book. The characters are amazing. The plot was fun and adventurous. The flow and pace were decent. The only major problem I had with the book was how slowly it started, but I expected it because that is how I felt about Tiger’s Curse as well. You have to be patient with Colleen’s books. The first one at least you have to give it at least the first ¼ of the book before it really picks up and gets exciting. While the slowness killed me to work through it also worked up my anticipation of the book and I truly couldn’t wait to find out what happened.
If you love ancient myths then you should absolutely look up Colleen Houck’s books. I am patiently waiting for the next Tiger’s Curse book but in the mean time I will be continuing on with this series. I do have book two sitting in my TBR pile and am hoping to get to it in the next couple of weeks. I highly recommend this author and these books.