- Title: Priestess of the Niles
- Author: Veronica Scott
- Genre: PNR, Romance
- Format: eBook
- Source: NetGalley
- Reviewer: Soo
- Rating: 2 out of 5
Description: 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?
Review: Read via NetGalley
Tales of Egyptian Gods can be beautiful, tragic and horrifying. I was enchanted by the idea of a maiden luring a God’s attention with song. I admit it, I’m a sucker for romance, music and happily ever afters.
This short story is about a young maiden named Merys and the Crocodile God, Sobek. A familiar song lures Sobek from his duties and he meets Merys fishing in the Nile. Over time, Sobek & Merys fall in love but their love is doomed because Gods and mortals are not meant to mix.
Though I tried, I didn’t like the story as a whole. The story is written in a way to invoke the past but modern speech patterns destroy the illusion of history. There are elements of old tales & fables but I find that I cannot be engaged by the story. Nor do I like the characters.
Priestess of the Nile has a beautiful cover and an interesting premise. Regretfully, this story is not for me.