Review: The Eye of Nefertiti by Maria Lusia Lang

Category: Adult Fiction

Published: November 29, 2016

Read: May 2017

Score: 4/5

Synopsis: (Goodreads) The Eye of Nefertiti is both a stand-alone novel and a sequel to The Pharaoh’s Cat. The time-traveling ancient Egyptian feline with human powers returns together with his beloved Pharaoh and his close friends, the High Priest of Amun-Ra and Elena, an Egyptologist’s daughter.
The cat is quick-witted, wise-cracking narrator as well as free-spirited, ever-curious protagonist, and the story he tells is an exotic, imaginative, spell-binding tragicomedy. The cat travels from present-day New York City to England, both ancient and modern, then to ancient Egypt, where he confronts a horrible demon and experiences a sublime emotion. Once back in England, he descends into a psychological abyss so deep only the Pharaoh can save him.
The Eye of Nefertiti interweaves feline and human, past and present, natural and supernatural. It contains numerous surprises, twists and turns, intriguing characters, both human and animal, fascinating revelations about ancient Egyptian history and culture, and an ingenious application of the Tarot and an Italian opera.

Review: This book was sent to me by the author in exchange for a review. This has in no way reflected how I feel about the book.

This was a book that was different. I honestly didn’t think I would enjoy it as much as I did. I won’t lie the cover threw me off, as it’s not the nicest but it hides a good book. Who knew a book about a talking and time traveling cat could be so enjoyable.

This cat in question, he can walk and talk and eat like a human and with his best friend the high priest they settled in America present day with Elena who has given birth (by the High Priest) to a boy who is the recantation of a pharaoh that the cat loved. They get called to England for Elena to write a story about ancient Egypt. There they find out the past has never really died and have to time travel back to see if they can fix it, but are they the real cause?

I enjoyed the time travel part of it, it was different and quite a twist on the story. Where are they going to end up as the High Priest seems to be a bit of a twit. You don’t hate him but you kinda want to hit him sometimes. You get to see Egypt to Stonehenge.

It’s suppose to be a sequel to a book but it can be a standalone. I did not read the first book or know anything about it and it didn’t affect the enjoyment of this book in any way.

The cat is witty and funny and I can honestly say that I laughed out loud at certain parts. That is why is was such a surprise. My only disappointment was the ending. It was good but it was a total WTF moment and it threw me off. It felt rushed. It wasn’t bad but it could have been better.

This author has a lot of potential and is a good writer, despite a few mistakes in the book grammar wise it was very well written and easy to read. I look forward to anything else that she might come out with.


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