I have received a free e-copy of the book Lost Guardian by Gail Wilson. To find out more about the author you may visit her facebook page.
Here is the book blurb.
In a previous incarnation, Kate Grahame fell in love with a Victorian Egyptologist. She left her Edinburgh home and accompanied her soulmate to Amarna in Egypt to search for the tomb of the heretic pharaoh, Akhenaten. Sadly, tragedy befell the couple.
More than a century later, Kate follows in their footsteps and travels to Amarna to work with archaeologist David Young. Despite their turbulent relationship, Kate is determined to prove her worth as David’s assistant, but her attempts to adapt to this new role are continually thwarted by those around her. Kate’s character is tested further when she is forced to combat the prejudices of field director Ethan Forbes.
Kate is befriended by Anai, the local wise woman. At first, Anai appears to be a source of comfort and wisdom, but the Egyptian matriarch is not as benevolent as she seems.
Struggling to contend with the challenges of a hostile environment, Kate falls under the sinister influence of Egyptian magic. As she helps David to uncover the secrets of a lost civilisation, Kate’s past life returns to haunt her…
Regular followers of my blog may remember that I read the final book in a trilogy – The Soul Behind the Mask, but got quite confused in places, having not read the previous two titles. I then went back to read book 1 – A Second Path. Well now I am completing my random order reading of the series with book 2 – Lost Guardian.
Book 1 had ended with Kate and David arriving in Cairo for the archaeology trip to Amarna. Kate had just met David’s archeology friend Ethan Forbes for the first time and been shocked to discover he was the spitting image of Edwin Ford, who was her husband in a past life. Why had David, who had seen the photograph of Edwin, kept this fact from her?
So this story starts with a very confused Kate, particularly as Ethan seems very anti towards her. And once we arrive at Amarna, where do the locals fit into the picture, as elderly Anai seems to be aware of the history of Kate’s ancestors. And her grand-daughter Mina appears to have taken a shine towards David. Is Kate jealous? And why is Kate’s friend Steven now rebuffing her? Is Ethan really as obnoxious as he seems? Was Edwin correct that Kate will find her soulmate here in Egypt?
So lots of questions to answer, as the story proceeds. Once again, I would say definitely read book 1 first before reading this and don’t try to attempt it as a stand-alone read. As with the other books, great from the point of view of encompassing Egyptology and genealogy.
Lost Guardian is available on Amazon, currently priced at £4.99 in Kindle format. A great follow-up romantic story with lots of coincidences.
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Disclosure. This post is a review of an e-book I was sent for free. All opinions are my own.
I have read your review and because of the Egypt element of the story, i thought maybe, im not sure, but going to give it a try and as you say first read book 1
yes definitely read in order
This sounds really intriguing – I find stories about Egypt fascinating! #readwithme
Yes the Egyptology element is great but best to read the trilogy in order
Not my everyday read but it sounds interesting – great review
Not really my kind of read but loving your review
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