Friday, May 31, 2013

Astarte's Wrath by Trisha Wolfe

A tragic love story.
Two thousand years before Dez Harkly developed her secret powers, Guardian Astarte was vowed to protect by the binds enslaving her to the Egyptian pharaohs. Discover the prophecy that originated from a very different time, and spans generations to link two very different girls.
This is the beginning.

Set against the backdrop of the Battle of Actium, in the city of Alexandria, Star struggles with her guardian duties as her feelings for the newly named pharaoh of Egypt grow deeper. Not only is Caesarion her duty, he’s the son of Cleopatra, and he’s human. All of which makes their love forbidden.

But when a conspiracy linked to Caesar creeps into Alexandria, Star must choose between helping her fellow Kythan free themselves of their servitude, and protecting her charge—the last pharaoh—while Egypt burns around her.
New Adult/Mature YA: sexual content, drinking, drugs, violence, language, death, and other mature content intended for readers 17 and older. Astarte's Wrath is a companion novel to Destiny's Fire, but can be read as a standalone novel.

A good author friend of mine Trisha wrote this book, and being a history major with a fetish in historical and mythological elements I just HAD to pick this book up to read. The story is dripping with Egyptian elements. It's a refreshing take compared to all of the young adult books written about Greek mythology. What really brings the reader into the book is the world building the author did, it's so unique you find yourself mesmerized. I don't mind Greek mythology books, but some of them need a different story line. Seeing as to how the book is self-published it's written very well, just a few grammatical errors, but I'm not that picky so I enjoyed every second of the book. If you are looking for a mythology book with a refreshing take then this is the book you need to get your hands on.

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