The cat must free Queen Nefertiti from a horrific curse
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.
I received this book as an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
I was excited to read this book because I am a big ancient history nerd and so having the theme be about ancient Egypt was exciting; I also am a cat person. This is a sequel and I had not read the first one, but this did not mess anything for me. I was able to follow along and get the gist of what had happened in the previous book and still understand and enjoy this one.
I thought the idea of the book was fun and that it was a good read. I liked that it took place in the present and then also in the past during ancient Egypt when Nefertiti was around. It was fun seeing how the cat and the High Priest interact with the new world that they are in and laughing at things they didn’t understand.
I liked the idea of the cat having powers and being able to talk and walk like a human. However, what I found to be slightly odd was that it wasn’t that he shifted into a human he just walked on his hind feet, but yet was able to open things and change diapers and what not, but cats don’t have hands like humans so it was just a little odd. I also could have done without the parts of him explaining multiple times that he went to the bathroom throughout the book. That being said I thought the cat was witty and sarcastic and that he was very entertaining to read about. I enjoyed when they were back in time in Egypt and seeing how the mystery of the curse all came together and was quite surprised on how it ended.
I think overall it is a fun, quick book to read and had some fun parts and fun characters. It will be interesting to see what adventure they go on next!
Book Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars