Published: April 24th 2014
Read Date: September 21st 2017
“. . . the Sons would never just let him go—alive.”
Seth O’Keefe has broken the laws of his god. He never thought he would sacrifice his own future to protect a Daughter of Isis. But when the Sons of Set discovered Natti is the Secret Keeper, he had no choice. Now, Seth and Natti are on the run from his father, who wants nothing more than to see Seth dead. With no allies, Seth turns to the Daughters of Isis for help, hoping they would protect Natti. But when they meet the Daughters, he discovers a secret that puts both their lives in more danger. Low on options, Seth sees only one possibility for survival. He must help Natti solve an ancient puzzle and find the secret name of Ra.
Natara “Natti” Stone is having a hard time swallowing the truth. She can’t believe what she has learned in the past twenty-four hours: Seth is a Son of Set blessed with charm; she is a Daughter of Isis blessed with a sliver of Ma ‘at; the locket her grandmother gave her holds an ancient Egyptian secret linking to Osiris and Isis. That along with being tortured and brutalized by the Sons of Set, she can hardly hold herself together. Thank God for Seth’s touch! That warm, tingling sensation that drowns it all out. Yet her heart struggles to stay focused. She must quickly embrace her destiny before the secret name of Ra falls into the wrong hands.
*Note: Content for Upper YA*
Brilliant and high dose mythology, hot pursuit, thrilling and tense story, unraveling secrets. Everything I wanted in was there in the book. Whatever complain I had for the first book just vanished in the air. This book was better than I expected. There were still no hieroglyphic drawing in this book, may be because I’m reading review copy or whatever reason, still this book was fabulous.
Natti– Daughter of Isis. Ah! She was so confused. Emotions were running high in her veins. Half of the time I had sympathy for her and rest of the time she was getting on my nerves. Finally she got the glimpse of her power, she started to believe in Sons, Daughters, and Gods. She was learning but slowly. This character was still developing in the book but whatever amount it was, it was good.
Seth– Son of Set. This guy had charmed me. He had 180° effect on me in this book. I loved him more and more as book progressed. Tremendous development. Smart, Logical, gifted, trained, funny, cocky. If I’m in danger and have to run for life, I will take Seth with me, no other character can be such a brilliant protector.
Sean– He was real son of Set. Greed, lust, power hungry, criminal, rapist, deceiver.. Name everything you want in villain, this man had it all. Last thing you want his this person as protagonist’s father. Horrible, isn’t it?
Alternative chapters from Natti, Seth and Sean made the narration interesting. Sean’s view just added horrifying effect in the book. It also gave a hint where the story was going but definitely there were good surprises that I couldn’t have imagined.
Mythology– while in the first book there was just a story of Isis, Osiris, and Set, in this one there was lots of mythical stories, this is what made me give lots of stars to this book. First the book started with story of escape of Isis and 7 scorpions, protector of Isis. I didn’t know about them before this book. It was most interesting story in while book. There was also a story about Cleopatra’s son. Seth’s knowledge about Egyptian mythology in the book enlightened me with many interesting things like, why pyramids are built, about God Thoth, forms Ra, The dead’s shadow. I loved reading descriptions of the Egyptian dressing and the words used for that, symbols of daughters and Deities mentioned in the book.
“There are always two paths to every prophecy.“
More importantly I got to know what Natti’s power was and it actually works. That was best scene major turning point in the book. So much wrapped around that part, about Daughters and Seth and emotions of Natti, my head was also spinning with her. And from here on, the till climax and end of the book, it was mind blowing, brilliant, unputdownable. Solving the riddle of Name of Ra just glued me to seat.
“He was so flawed, and dark. And then there was his blessing, his charm. Could she truly fall in love with a man like him?“
Loved relationship of Natti and Seth- This opposite natured duo worked so well in the book. And the ever increasing pool they felt toward each other even they both knew it will be deadly, will bring down the curse, made romance in book so spicy. It was forbidden and so unnatural to have such kind, they couldn’t understand why they had such strong attraction, especially Natti and the questions she put for this connection made the story interesting. It was still not clear in this book but may I will learn along with her more about it in the next book.
“He would only hurt Natti in the end, and that was the last thing he wanted, no matter how much the beast protested.“
Climax and End– At almost 75% of the book, author left me clueless. I guessed few things what will come next but I was surprised by turn of events. Damn! It was so exciting and thrilling I had that cocky devilish grin on my face that Seth and Sean would die to get it. After this point I expected the end. No it was not there. Before last 3 chapter again I thought it will end here. Nope! Ah! I don’t why those last 3 chapters were included in this book. It would have made brilliant beginning for the next book. The end looked dragged and surprised me at the same time. But anyway, I just enjoyed reading it.
Dear Natti. If you have been little less childish I would have given this book more than 5 stars. Why you couldn’t do what you have been told. Be smart in next book and don’t give me that easy-to-say look. Thank you!
Overall, Son of Set was stupefying, nail-biting with interesting Egyptian mythology and bittersweet romance that I highly recommend to those who enjoy this genre.
I just unglued myself from the seat. Once healed I will glue back third and last book of the series, Name of Ra. If I haven’t committed to other books this month, I definitely would have binge read this series.
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During her high school years, Kelsey Ketch could always be found tucked away in a little corner of the hall or classroom, writing her fantasy worlds and creating illustrations and maps. Today is no different, except now she’s writing in the break room at her office building or at the tables of the Barnes and Noble Café in Cary, North Carolina. She is also an avid reader, a part-time book blogger at Ketch’s Book Nook, and lives with her two orange tabbies and awesome and humorous flat-mate.
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*** Note: I received review copy of this book from the author, via Lola’s Blog Tour, in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to author and Lola. ***
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