I decided to read this book after reading After the Ending and realizing I have another title from one of the authors of the novel. Seeing as it’s a romance novel, you know me, it went straight to the top of my TBR pile.
“Alexandra Larson isn’t human…but she doesn’t know that. As far as Lex is concerned, she’s simply an ambitious and independent archaeology grad student with a knack for deciphering ancient languages, especially the various forms of Egyptian. When she’s recruited to work on her dream excavation, her translating skills uncover the secret entrance to an underground Egyptian temple concealed within Djeser-Djeseru–the famous mortuary temple of Queen Hatchepsut. Lex is beyond thrilled by her discovery…as is the enigmatic and alluring excavation director, Marcus Bahur.
As the relationship between Lex and Marcus heats up, a series of shocking revelations leave the young archaeologist reeling. Once Lex discovers the truth of her ancient Egyptian roots–the truth of her more-than-human nature–the people she trusts most make one final, terrifying revelation: Lex is the central figure of a four-thousand-year-old prophecy. She is the only thing standing between the power to alter the very fabric of time and an evil megalomaniac…who also happens to be her father. As events set in motion over four millennia ago lead Lex and Marcus from Seattle to the heart of Egypt, the fate of mankind depends on one thing: the strength of Lex’s love. “
Sometimes I’m really amazed at the creativity and imagination writers have. Bringing alive the Egyptian history makes for an interesting read, although Lex leaves the reader a bit frustrated with the way she behaves. I kept hoping she would make Marcus suffer for being such an insufferable god (unfortunately) and she did (eventually), but then at other times, it feels like she’s giving him more hold in their relationship and she generally acts weak at one point and very strong at other points, so I was a bit doubtful of her success.
Luckily, she grew more and more into the person she was supposed to be and a love story always helps with making a book worth a read. A point in favour for this book, even though it’s part of a trilogy, it ends without a cliffhanger.
Turns out, I really don’t like those… 😉
Basically, it’s a fun read if you enjoy your romance interspersed with history, gods and fights. 🙂