Goodreads: Amarna Book 1: Book of Ida

Author: Grea Alexander

Published: 22nd August 2012

Source: Copy from Author

Rating: 3/5 (Liked it)

Official Summary: “Thebes, Upper Egypt. 1324 BC

The last living male descendant of the Amarna line, Pharaoh Tutankhamun, has died suddenly under mysterious circumstances. His wife, Queen Ankhesenamen, is left without a male heir. The ambitious vipers Ay and Horemheb are nipping at her heels in their bid to seize power.

Queen Ankhe has but one hope to maintain her hold on the throne – an alliance with the Hittites. With Ay and Horemheb watching her every move, there is only one person she can trust to save her and her line – a girl, a slave – Ida.” – Goodreads

Review: I liked how it was made into a small story, a story of history in the world the Author is building. The start and the end of the book makes this possible. It adds a nice touch and make it a bit different. It was a good fast easy read. The relationships did feel a little odd in places, with the women mostly. I couldn’t really work them out. Not sure whether it was just their culture or they just didn’t quite feel real.

The romance was a fairly big part of the story just as a heads-up. It added to the story and had a purpose. It didn’t feel forced or over the top, there are quite a few sex scenes.

(Disclaimer: I received a copy from the Author. Does not affect my review)