I feel like I just took a trip to Egypt. One of my dreams as a child was to become an archaeologist, so I could explore the Pyramids. Anything that dealt with Ancient Egypt excited and delighted me. If a reader is passionate about Ancient Egypt with a twist, there’s a good chance this book is going to please.
This story is set in contemporary times with a twist. The ability to explore the past, the present, and the future as an out of body experience is not something we humans can experience. The book’s characters are only partly human, therefore able to develop unique abilities. This is not what we might call time travel. Their ability is one that allows them to view but not participate. Only special ones can actually manipulate, mask, and smell, etc. during these exposures. I loved the ability they possess. They are able to help humanity avoid catastrophes. Although due to an evil faction masking of the Hitler era prevented them from foreseeing the impact would have on humanity, their purpose now is to prevent this ability from being taken away from them. This is a real threat as the evil faction lead by Set (Lexi’s biological father) attempts to usurp unknown power and control time to the detriment of humanity.
The developing love affair between Marcus and Alexandra (Lex) is a “slow simmer” coming to a boil that will embrace you in pure fire. Theirs is a love that has been in the making for centuries. Unbeknownst to Lex, she is the ultimate partner for Marcus. It takes her a while to accept her ancestors, parentage and her place in the hierarchy of this new race, including her purpose as a leader.
The historical facts the author uses in developing this story are accurate and factual, as we know them today. She just takes them and gives them a fantasy/sci-fi twist. She has creatively taken a spin that is both believable and engrossing. I was not able to put this book down once I started reading it.
I am eagerly awaiting book #2. I hope Ms. Fairleigh provides us with this book early in 2014!
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