Thursday, February 23, 2012

Priestess of the Nile ~ Veronica Scott

Priestess of the Nile ~ Veronica Scott

from netgalley:

Egypt, 1500 BC
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. 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?

A classic love story "Priestess of the Nile" is a short and enjoyable read. The heroine Merys is a sweet and loving woman who, even though she is mistreated by her family, is filled with inner strength and compassion for others. She has also been gifted with an enchanting voice which attracts a suitor of spectacular proportions.As with all star crossed lovers Merys and Beck must hide their affair in order to protect their safety. In the end though even this is not enough to protect Merys fragile human body.

Thus was a fantastic story and totally enjoyable. The characters were enchanting, likable from the very start. The length seemed perfect, just right for a quiet afternoon at home.

4 out of 5 stars

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