Must get educated first on Egyptian Gods and Mythology. Once you do this first before reading it, you'll truly get to enjoy it.
I thought it..Show More » was an okay book. For a small one, it took me a while. I have read Pippa DaCosta's works and for a moment I was under the impression I missed previous books. My only disappointment was writer didn't provide the reader background information on the Gods. It was hard for me in the beginning, as it left me questioning many times "why". Hence why a short story took me a while to get into. I had to do research. Good thing for Pinterest app and Egyptian Gods family tree and info!!
I am unsure about my rating; as I still have some unanswered questions about main character. Maybe I am being harsh. Overall I did get to enjoy it (after research... and narration) and do want to read what happens next.
I purchased the audible book when I saw it was narrator Paul Woodson. Da man is in no doubt a superb narrator!! I have a list of books narrated by him I am yet to own! Great voice actor! It made the story much more exciting, and go through emotions.
I was disappointed with book one. After studying my Egyptology, I can say enjoyed book 2. Ace is still Osiris’ whipping boy and still having wet dream..Show More »s about Isis. I love the dialogue as Ace talks to himself. RETRIVE my tablet. RETRIVE, RETRIVE, RETRIVE. Ace is frantic to complete his task to eliminate the demanding command filling his head. This book was filled with excellent action, wonderful and dark characters, and a sense of humor.
Shu and Ace have a symbiotic relationship. In addition to having a work relationship, it is in Shu best interest if Ace lives. Without Ace, Shu will be thrown into the underworld and served up as the meal for the day for the demon residents.
Ace has a love and hate relationship with his foster mother. Just to be able to tell her to go fuck herself, Ace agrees to kill a god. His issue with his mother, she gave him to Osiris. The Egyptian Gods are deliciously evil, beautifully twisted, delightfully wicked, enchantingly devious, exquisitely depraved and gloriously malevolent.
Their home is burning above them, of course, they are allowing it to burn. They have cast a spell on their staff. The people cannot detect the fire in any way. That is right it is raining fire around them and guess what? Osiris and Isis are making lusty love. They are not interested in anyone/thing but them. Sorry correction, Osiris did order Ace to stay and watch. So you know what was going on in his mind? WATCH, WATCH, WATCH.
Ace is compelled to kill Thoth at Osiris's command and even though he knows he doesn't stand a chance against someone that powerful he also knows that Osiris will take it out of his friends and allies if he fails. Throw in murdered witches, missing memories and meddling gods with plenty of time on their hands to play a very long game, and Ace's life has hit an all-time low point.
Pippa DaCosta has re-earning my fan praise. I became disappointed with Muse in The Veil series. The Chaos Rises series is a poorly written stepchild of The Veil series. The Soul Eater is a totally different UF from DaCosta. Ace is a strong character whom I can respect. As I stated in book one, integrating Egyptology, when Greek is more common makes her a risk taker.