Sunday, April 3, 2016

The Princess of Egypt Must Die Review...

Before she became one of Egypt's greatest queens, she was a lonely princess who ached to belong...

Princess Arsinoe came of age in the glittering court of Ptolemaic Egypt. Abused by her ruthless sister, a pawn in the dynastic ambitions of her father, and dismissed by the king who claimed her for a bride, young Arsinoe finds herself falling in love with a young man forbidden to her. She dreams of a great destiny, but if she is ever to rule Egypt, she must first survive the nest of vipers otherwise known as her family.

(This novelette by the acclaimed author of LILY OF THE NILE and SONG OF THE NILE originally appeared in the ETERNAL SPRING anthology of Young Adult Fiction. It is approximately 11k words long.)


Princess Arsinoe was sold to a king who ignored her in order to strengthen her fathers kingdom.  She is nothing but a pawn to so many people and she only wants the stable hand.  What could possibly go wrong in that scenario?  Will she survive?  Will she reach her goals?  

A lot happened in this book and I truly enjoyed it.  However, I found that it ended too quickly for my liking.  I didn't feel like I had enough time to truly get to know the characters because the book was so short.  I love period books and this one delves you into the lives of Ptolemaic Egypt.

The book was fun, with a decent pace and flow.  The characters were well written.  The idea behind the book was good as well.  I just wish it had been longer in the end.  So worth the read.  The writers style was fun and different.  I will definitely be looking for more by this author as soon as I get the chance.

4 Deadly Stars!

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