Review: Her Dark Priests by Elizabeth Blackthorne

I really enjoyed reading this book. It was a really nice change to read about Egyptian gods and goddesses instead of the Greek ones, so that was a treat.

I liked her character at the beginning, she was assertive, confident in her own knowledge and worth. She knew what she wanted to do and found a way to get it. The book does have quite a few misogynistic pigs especially at the beginning of the book.

I loved the adventure that we go on, we got to see Egypt which was beautifully described making it so easy to imagine the vibrancy and feel of a place filled with so much history and mythology. I think it would have appreciated it if the author had gone into the mythology or cultural importance of certain areas or objects a little bit more. I think it was a missed opportunity, even if it was easter eggs setting us up for the next book because I honestly don’t know much about Apophis and would have loved to learn more about his significance especially in this story.

Towards the end, once she had recieved her powers and realises who she is, I feel like she lost her agency. Even though she is this gorgeous, powerful goddess with amazing powers, she seems to become almost dumb and whiney which irritated me alot.

We were left on a cliffhanger, so I’m excited to see Apophis’ revenge plan and who Apophis is in the modern world. I’m not quite sure how I feel about knowing who the big bad is so early on, normally we find out much later on. It sort of takes the tension a bit but we’ll see. This was a great light read and I would say the tension level was ok.

As someone who enjoys mythology I can’t wait for the next book and I hope the author goes deeper into Egyptian mythology in the next book. I can’t wait to see what the next book has in store for us.

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