Monday, May 23, 2011

Eye of the Moon by Dianne Hofmeyr

Poison, slavery and murder in the heart of Egypt...

Aladdin, a division of Simon & Schuster send me a copy of this ebook for review (thank you).  The book is being published in June, and you can get a copy at your local bookstore.

This is a well researched look at Egypt during the days when gods were honored and received sacraments and sacrifices and Kings and Queens ruled the world.  It's written for young adults and has enough intrigue and action to keep their attention throughout the story.

The high priest has big ideas.  He kills the Queen and attempts to kill the oldest prince and then he plans to manipulate the child prince to get what he wants.  But when the mortician, Isikara's father, refuses to kill the prince, he faces death himself.  He rushes Isikara down a secret hall and hands her the poisoned prince and instructs her to leave and go to safety.  Tuthmosis is groggy and not a lot of help, but he knows the way out and who will help them get away from the city.

In their travels, they face danger many times.  They pick up odd travelling companions, and they learn how to be strong, how to face their fears, and how to fight back.

This is a very good read.  And there is a sequel planned, so their adventure isn't finished yet.  Why not get a copy and visit the heat of Egypt yourself?

1 comment:

Dianne Hofmeyr said...

Thanks for the review Book Faerie. I picked it up from all the way over here in London. Pub date in the US was today so its reason to celebrate! I browsed around your site and read your review of the Blood Red Road which I think is going to do very well. All the best and thanks again for the great review.