Legends of Amun Ra: The Emerald Tablet Book Review


I received an ebook copy in order to facilitate my review. As always, all opinions are my own.

Legends of Amun Ra: The Emerald Tablet Book Review

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Leoros doesn’t have many friends. The son of a scientist and archeologist, he is constantly on the move. But when his parents make a startling discovery in Egypt, Leoros’ world is turned upside down.
Do you wish you could have the power of a god? Would you use it for good…or for evil?
When an archaeologist discovers the mythic Emerald Tablet buried beneath Egypt’s desert, her son decodes the ancient text leading him to a distant world.
On that world, a slave girl begins a journey towards a destiny she cannot imagine. But when an ancient foe rises from the ashes, they will be brought together by forces neither understands.
Leoros, who dreams of being like the heroes in the comic books, must fight to unlock the secrets of the universe to save a people he never knew existed.
Atlantia, whose bloody visions wake her in the night, senses the darkness coming.
Together they will face an enemy with the power of dark energy, lose a mentor to the assassin’s blade, and be betrayed by someone they trust. Their fight for the future is just beginning, and before it is over, a final sacrifice must be made. When the darkness comes, will they stand and fight or will they join it?
There is darkness in everyone.

 

What can I say about Legends of Amun Ra: The Emerald Tablet besides “what a great book”. I could not put it down. I love sci-fi/fantasy books like this one. It reminds me of a series I read as a child of a little boy who is transported to another world and he has to collect keys from his ancestors. I love a great back story and Leoros has that in spades. I knew by the blurb I would like it because it gives you hints at what will happen like they will be betrayed by someone they trust and love a mentor to the assassin’s blade. It makes you start to look out for things and it gives each scene more depth when you are worried about what is coming next. There is darkness in everyone and that makes this story all the more suspenseful.

Egyptian mythology is my second favorite behind Greek and Joshua Silverman includes aspects of both in his book. Silverman gives the reader an old fashioned battle of good and evil with well thought out characters and cunning plot twists. There are many graphic scenes that will leave you gasping. I almost put it down after reading the first few disturbing paragraphs but then I got into it as everything started to make sense. Each of the main characters had their own trials and had to overcome and that is what I like to see in a story. I hate when characters are unrealistic even in a ‘fantasy’ setting. Everyone should have to learn and grow to become who they were meant to be good or evil and both Leoros and Gem prove that to be true.


Author: Kat

Kat is a married mom of three kids aged 19, 11, and 8 that lives close to Birmingham, AL. She loves cats, books, cooking, hockey, and watching movies. She is an admitted nerd, comic book lover, action figure & barbie doll collector, blackjack dealer, beginner croupier, and all around queen of the dorks. You can reach her at topkat@katbalogger.com to talk about product reviews, press trips, sponsorships, or brand messaging.

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