An Urban Supernatural Thriller

This is a well-written, fast-paced, well-plotted thriller that you will find hard to put down once it has you in its grip. A wide-ranging cast of sometimes quirky but always interesting characters are well enough developed to make you feel like you know them; or at least, that you would like to know them; most of them, anyway. This is especially true of the heroine, who is utterly believable even as she finds herself in utterly unbelievable situations.

This is the third book in the series, the others being Daughter of Maat and Gift of the Sphinx. The author provides enough background that you could read this one as a stand-alone, but don’t. You will miss out on the experience of following egyptologist Alex Philothea through a much longer journey that takes her to a variety of exotic and strange places; some earthly, others not so much. 

I had a difficult time deciding what the genre is. I’ll go with urban supernatural thriller. The closest comparable I can think of is Joanna Penn’s ARKANA series (which is also very good).

No matter what your genre of choice (mine is science fiction), you owe it to yourself to give these books a try.

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