Title: KIYA: Hope of the Pharaoh
Author: Katie Hamstead
Publisher:Curiosity Quills Press (April 30, 2013)
I simply adored this book! Ms. Hamstead did an amazing job writing about ancient Egypt and keeping the plot and characters interesting until the very end. It’s written in first person narration.
Kiya, also known as Naomi, is an interesting heroine. Her character shines throughout the story and she strong willed. She’s also a Hebrew. Pharoah’s commander Horemheb tries to take her sisters to become concubines, Naomi offers to go in their place. She soon is renamed Kiya.
I couldn’t help but to fall in love with Horemheb. Horemheb is the Pharaoh’s commander. Akhenaten trusts him and Horemheb is known for being ruthless. He befriends Kiya soon after taking her away from her home to marry Akhenaten. I found myself wanting her to be with him in the end.
The other man that Kiya takes notice of is Malachi. He’s one of the guards and he is also a Hebrew. He takes interest in Kiya and falls in love with her. His character wasn’t as interesting as Horemheb’s but he still made for an interesting part of the story.
Queen Nefertiti’s character didn’t disappoint. Nefertiti had jealousy issues and plotted against Kiya until the very end of the book.
I’m disappointed in myself that I didn’t read this book earlier. It was enjoyable and it didn’t take me long to read. If you like ancient Egyptian romance, this one is for you! I haven’t read many of them but I give this one two thumbs up.
***ARC graciously provided by Curiosity Quills Press via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review***