Author: Veronica Scott
Publisher: Carina Press
Buy Link: Buy Priestess Of The Nile Here!
Rating: You Need To Read
Reviewed By: Lupa
Drawn to his abandoned temple on the banks of the Nile by an enchanting song, Sobek the Crocodile god is even more captivated by the sight of the singer herself. Appearing to her as a man, he learns she is Merys, a descendant of his last priestess. Though filled with lust, Sobek believes Merys deserves to be more than just his mistress. But the rules that govern the Egyptian pantheon forbid anything beyond a physical joining of a Great One and a human.
Merys is attracted to the handsome stranger, who arouses passions in her that no man ever has. But with no dowry and no hope of ever leaving her village, she dares not dream of the future—or love.
Sobek takes every opportunity to visit Merys, taxing his resolve to leave her pure. And when he saves her life, their mutual desire must be sated. But can a love between a human and an immortal survive the ultimate test of the gods?
Priestess of the Nile is a great story about a young woman who falls in love with a god in ancient Egypt. This story is set in 1500 B.C. Egypt along the banks of the Nile. Merys is a descendant of the priestesses of the temple of Sobek, she spends time each day fishing for food for her family, and that is where she meets Bek.
This book has a slightly Cinderella-ish feel to it at the beginning. Merys’s mother died when she was born, her father has recently died leaving her with her stepmother and stepsisters who are terrible to her. She seeks peace and food on the banks of the great Nile. But that is where the comparison stops.
I enjoyed reading Priestess of the Nile but I did find it more of a challenge to read given the perspective of the characters changes within the paragraphs. I understand that Ms Scott was trying to show the characters internal dialogue but it could have been done better to cause less confusion. Other than that it was a good read.
My favorite character in the book is Tyema, Merys’ little sister. She is sweet, and is destined to be a great priestess I think. Her only flaw is that she has a bad leg and that is why her mother, Merys step mother, ignores her. She is flawed so she is beneath notice.
I absolutely loved the ending of this story.
Filled with great characters, vivid scenes and a great story Priestess of the Nile is one You Need To Read.