Today I will be reviewing Escape from Ancient Egypt by AK Taylor
From the first second I started reading this book I was captivated by the illustrations, and I have to say that they were easily one of the most engaging parts of the entire story. They were incredibly detailed and well put together, and I have to say I found myself returning to them throughout the story just to see how well they related.
The story itself was fast-paced and full of some really cool scenes as Neiko travels back in time to deal with threats in Egypt. She was a fun character, with a lot of depth and some interesting character traits.
It isn't way too mature, so older audiences might not be as interested in the story as teens will be, but that didn't stop me from being able to enjoy reading this and I managed to finish the entire thing in two sittings.
It has enough action and intrigue to keep teens engaged, and the story is easily good enough to suck anyone into the world who likes time travel fantasy. But, the illustrations are where it really shines, and the sheer world building of presenting us with Ancient Egypt.
About the Book
Following an intense battle between the Indians and the Crackedskulls, Neiko and her comrades enjoy victory while her enemies suffer a crushing defeat. Victory is short lived for Neiko when Francesco pays her a visit at her home and sends her away in order to collect on his threat of revenge. She is banished into the ancient world of ancient Egypt during the reign of Ramesses II the Great on a one way ticket.
Lost and trapped in this ancient world, it doesn't take very long for trouble to find her. Taken by a rich man, she is reunited with three her friends that had been missing, and an eleven-year-old mystery is finally solved, but one of Neiko's friends is still unaccounted for. After escaping from the rich man and journeying to Thebes, Neiko and her comrades have actually jumped from the pan and into the fire.
Things go horribly awry when Pharaoh finds out about Neiko and becomes infatuated with her. Francesco comes to Egypt on orders to bring her back, but he has other plans. Can Neiko and her friends thwart Francesco, return to the 21st century, and escape from the past and one of the greatest kings that ever lived?
About the Author
A.K. Taylor is an award winning YA fantasy/science fiction adventure writer who has been writing novels since age 16. Taylor also draws her characters and maps of the worlds she created sense then. Before this she began loving writing at age 8 and a natural world buildier.
Taylor lives in the Middle Georgia backwoods with her husband and her collection of animals. She enjoys science, the great outdoors, music, art, video games, reading, and chocolate. Now a compulsive blogger and a genre hopper, but her first love will always be fantasy!
In 2013 she founded Soaring Eagle Publicity. Visit www.soaringeaglepublicity.com to see what it's all about.