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Book Review: Dark Goddess by Kelsey Ketch

Set during the Early Dynastic Period of ancient Egypt, after the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt around 3150 BC, Dark Goddess is the story of the king’s daughter, Sekhmet.

Trained in war and ruling, her father wants Sekhmet to be like him in all ways, and transforms her into a weapon of war – or a monster.

After almost losing herself to her bloodlust, and disgusted with what she has become, is there any humanity left in Sekhmet to salvage?

I love stories about ancient Egypt, and I’ve always been particularly interested in the lioness headed goddess, Sekhmet. 

I enjoyed how Ketch adapted the mythology to be a part of her story of kings and vampires. There’s enough description to transport you to the time without slowing down the pace or the plot. 

The romance element is subtle and sweet. Ptah, the king’s master architect, is important to Sekhmet, and I liked the role he had in her story.

The author’s note at the end of the story detailing the legends that inspired her tale was a nice touch.

I’ll be sure to read more of the Dark Reflections series after dipping my toes into this delightful novelette. 

I award Dark Goddess

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