Publication Date: October 4, 2013
In [easyazon-link asin=”B00FNXXEDE” locale=”us”]Dancer of the Nile (Gods of Egypt)[/easyazon-link], Nima is a tavern dancer whose town was burned and she was taken captive. While on the journey to the Hyskos encampment she notices a fellow captive—a warrior. Kamin is an Egyptian soldier on a mission for the Pharaoh when he is captured. Can the pair escape, evade recapture and why are the Hyskos so desperate to recapture Nima?
[easyazon-link asin=”B00FNXXEDE” locale=”us”]Dancer of the Nile (Gods of Egypt)[/easyazon-link] is Veronica Scott’s first self-published novel and is third in the Gods of Egypt series.
The author, Veronica Scott, gave me a copy of this novel in exchange for my review.
I promised my readers that I would forewarn them when I am a fan girl of an author and over the months I’ve become a huge fan girl of the author Veronica Scott. This author’s historical-paranormal-romance and science fiction romance novels are always an escapist treat and I count her at the top of my romance reading above both Stephanie Laurens and Julia Quinn and in the true upper echelon with Kasey Michaels and Stephanie Bond.[easyazon-link asin=”B00FNXXEDE” locale=”us”]Dancer of the Nile (Gods of Egypt)[/easyazon-link] is a fabulous read that is near impossible to put down. Scott has a talent for developing characters that readers can really get behind. Nima is a dancer and has managed to stay pure, though it seems that dancing is the gateway to prostitution in that time. She is good-hearted, taking pity on her fellow countryman as she sees him dragged behind the cart in which she’s traveling—braving personal harm to share her water with him. Scott conveys the death of the time and it is something that may come to the Egyptian at any moment since they live with much thought but little confidence to whatever the future might bring. All is down to fickle and sometimes cruel gods.
Kamin is a fierce warrior and spy. He’s also devoted to the god Horus and has a deep confidence in the gods of Egypt. Whatever happens, whether extremely bad or very good, is the will of the gods in Kamin’s eyes. People of the time were deeply superstitious and Scott conveys that well. When Kamin and Nima become part of a caravan we see his willingness, no matter station, to do what must be done to survive. There’s a spirit and raw energy as well as knowledge that anything can happen that Scott presents beautifully within her story.
The plotline of [easyazon-link asin=”B00FNXXEDE” locale=”us”]Dancer of the Nile (Gods of Egypt)[/easyazon-link] was very logical. They are captives and must get away or when they reach their destination one will die and one will be as a good as dead, though Nima isn’t sure of her purpose, she has a suspicion. They must escape and evade recapture while making their way to safety. While Scott throws some wrenches into the works and gives us unexpected twists, they are done in an expertly believable manner. Would this character do this terribly drastic thing? Of course they would, and we know they would because we’ve been along with them for this exciting ride. Scott’s stories have the ring of being very well thought out and plotted. She is an author who knows her characters and knows them well.[easyazon-link asin=”B00FNXXEDE” locale=”us”]Dancer of the Nile (Gods of Egypt)[/easyazon-link] was not my favorite Veronica Scott book but it earned every one of the five stars that I gave it on the book-selling sites. Like the wonderful John Sandford’s work, I love all of Veronica Scott’s books and to say that one is better than the other is like comparing Ben and Jerry’s ice cream flavors. All are exceptional but sometimes I like salty and sweet better than fruity and chocolaty. I love all and would read them all again and again. If you like romance novels, Veronica Scott is the author for you.
Veronica Scott is an author who draws inspiration from life. [easyazon-link asin=”B00FNXXEDE” locale=”us”]Dancer of the Nile (Gods of Egypt)[/easyazon-link] is her fifth novel. Other novels by Veronica Scott reviewed on this site are:
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Veronica Scott’s first book of The Sectors series was awarded the 2012 SFR Galaxy Award.
For more information Veronica Scott and her work, visit her website. You can connect with Veronica Scott on Facebook, Goodreads and Twitter @VScotttheauthor. Series readers can track The Sectors and Gods of Egypt series on FictFact.