Author: Zoe Kalo
Genre: YA mythological fantasy
Word count: 93,000 words
Release date: May 1, 2016
According to ancient Egyptian prophecy, three feline goddesses—Bastet, Sekhmet, and Mafdet—would one day be reborn as triplets during a solar eclipse.
But someone—or something—separated them at birth. Because if ever they were reunited, they would unleash a blistering power that could destroy the world.
In an adventure where the past confronts the present, and blood, betrayal and secrets abound, the triplets face each other for the first time. And discover they’re the only force able to stop the evil god Apophis from enslaving humanity.
Daughter of the Sun, Book 1 – blurb
Sixteen-year-old Trinity was born during a solar eclipse and left at the doorsteps of a convent along with a torn piece of papyrus covered with ancient symbols. Raised by nuns in the English countryside, she leads a quiet life until she’s whisked away to the Island of Cats and a grandmother she never knew.
But before they can get to know each other, her grandmother dies. All that Trinity has left is a mysterious eye-shaped ring. And a thousand grieving cats. As Trinity tries to solve the enigma of the torn papyrus, she discovers a world of bloody sacrifices and evil curses, and a prophecy that points to her and her new feline abilities.
Unwilling to believe that any of the Egyptian gods could still be alive, Trinity turns to eighteen-year-old Seth and is instantly pulled into a vortex of sensations that forces her to confront her true self—and a horrifying destiny.
I am a person who loves watching movies on Egyptian mummies, and reading a book on Egyptian mythology was even better. Every word in the book made me fall in love with the book and I never felt like stop reading the book. When I first came to know about the book, I never thought that I would read a book on cats and like it. Still I thought of giving it a try, when I was offered the chance. And now I think I can and will read all the books in the series.
Trinity’s character was well-developed and it was good to see her transformation from an orphan to a millionaire’s granddaughter. I wished, Seth’s part was a little more elaborate. Nothing much was said about him at the end and what happens to his relationship or friendship with Trinity. I hope, it could have been developed a little more. Dr. Nassri and Ara play their parts quite well.
The language used is very easy to understand and other things are explained very well. The story moves swiftly and secrets are revealed at the end.
My Rating:- 4.25/5
If you get fascinated by Egyptian mythology or Egyptian mummies, then surely you are going to love every word of the book, just like me.
About the Author
A certified bookworm, Zoe Kalo has always been obsessed with books and reading. Reading led to writing—compulsively. No surprise that at 16, she wrote her first novel, which her classmates read and passed around secretly. The pleasure of writing and sharing her fantasy worlds has stayed with her, so now she wants to pass her stories to you with no secrecy—but with lots of mystery…
A daughter of adventurous expats, she’s had the good fortune of living on 3 continents, learning 4 languages, and experiencing a multicultural life. Currently, she’s working on a Master’s degree in Comparative Literature, which she balances between writing, taking care of her clowder of cats, and searching for the perfect bottle of pinot noir.