Monday, July 18, 2016

Enslaved by the Desert Trader

Enslaved by the Desert Trader
Greta Gilbert
Kiya is an orphan who has lived on the streets for years. She disguised herself as a man and has been working on the building of the pyramid. When desert raiders attack the pyramid Kiya is captured by a raider with the intend to sell her. Tahar needs to buy a boat to return to his homeland and family. And he knows he can get quite a bit of money for a young maiden. But Kiya is not your typical maiden and defies him at every chance. Soon they are both on a wild journey that pits them against the king and the desert raiders, all who want them dead.

I'll be honest, this wasn't a book that I would normally read. But I was bored and love historical fiction. So I picked it without reading anything about it, including the title. It was set during the ancient Egyptian time when the pyramids were being built, not something I would normally gravitate towards. But surprisingly it was fascinating. The plot is pretty simple, but it is rich in details about the terrain, various tribes, pharaoh's culture, and the customs of the time period. The author did a great job with character development, adding some surprise elements to the plot, and creating interest in where the story would lead. I was very impressed considering I never would have touched the book had I read a bit more about it. So it was a pleasant surprise that I'm glad I read.

I received this book free of charge from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

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