Son of Anubis

Fiction - Paranormal
Kindle Edition
Reviewed on 03/08/2016
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Free Book Program, which is open to all readers and is completely free. The author will provide you with a free copy of their book in exchange for an honest review. You and the author will discuss what sites you will post your review to and what kind of copy of the book you would like to receive (eBook, PDF, Word, paperback, etc.). To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

Author Biography

A born and bred Jersey girl, Stacy eagerly left the Garden State for college, as was the family tradition. And after graduating from University of Pennsylvania with a psychology degree, she married a Marine and soon developed a distinct fondness for travel, U-Hauls and Southern hospitality. She returned to Jersey after a decade of that nomadic life with two children, a slight addiction to coffee and a hunger to create something of her own. So she began writing fiction, stories styled after the classic sci-fi/fantasy novels of her childhood. She still lives in New Jersey with her two delightful teens, a neurotic dog and a queenly cat. Her favorite things are furry four-legged critters, a good game of backgammon and books that make you forget where you are.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite

Becca Carter’s bomb dog Jake is one of the best in the TSA force. During a routine patrol, Jake discovers an ancient Egyptian jar and couldn’t stop himself from tasting the liquid in it. Strange things happen soon after, with Jake nearly losing his life protecting Becca from werewolves. Hunted and changed, Jake struggles to understand the strange series of events, but knows that he’s the only one that can protect Becca from the smuggler who has an evil plan using ancient means. Son of Anubis by Stacy Bennett is a supernatural novella that blends fascinating Egyptian legends into its premise.

Despite its short length, the plot is well developed and deftly paced to make this novella a satisfying read. The cover art is attention grabbing and complements the story very well. Bennett’s prose is clean and flawless, which makes the narrative shine with the same qualities. Told from Becca's and Jake’s points of view, readers can experience their world and thoughts effortlessly, although reading the story from Jake’s perspective is undeniably more fascinating. Characterization is sufficiently executed. The background of the characters, especially about Becca’s brother, Brian, is skillfully told without being too little or too much. As a reader, this is a storytelling ability that I always appreciate in a writer, so kudos to Bennett. On the whole, the myth and modernity combined with unexpected romance makes Son of Anubis without doubt an enjoyable read. I look forward to reading more from Bennett, especially in the supernatural genre.

Shelley Wilson

Ancient Egyptian artefacts and werewolves - what more could you ask for in a novel?... Told from two perspectives, Son of Anubis shares the story of Jake, a bomb dog at Newark International Airport, and his human partner, Becca. I loved the way Bennett gets inside the head of her canine character and shows us a unique visual from Jake’s eyes. The mannerisms are captured so perfectly that you can clearly visualise the scenes unfolding through the eyes of this dog. There is a bond between Jake and Becca that many dog owners will be able to relate to...Becca is a likeable character, but Jake shines through as the hero of the book for me...
Running alongside the Jake storyline there is a well-crafted mystery... Son of Anubis is a well told and captivating novel. At just 92 pages, it’s a quick read with plenty of action.

Ruth Long

An Action Packed Mystery With Bite!

Writing a spoiler-free review for a book based on an amazing and unexpected premise is darn near impossible...
I was immediately sucked into the story by the action and characters – a bomb dog and his handler going through a routine search. As a dog owner, I loved how Bennett gave Jake the dog his own POV and marveled at how deftly she carried it off. Being inside Jake’s mind is one of the great delights of this book. The bond between Jake and his handler, Becca, is a thing of joy, one that is tangible throughout the story...The mystery at the center of the story had a handful of compelling elements that kept me turning the pages. Shape-shifters. Ancient Egyptian artifacts. A vengeful god. And a vicious antiquities smuggler. The action begins on the first page and continues through the last page.. I loved this novella and highly recommend it to mystery lovers, dog lovers, and readers interested in Egyptian history and antiquities. Most of all, I loved the singular way Bennett allowed us into Jake’s head and heart. He’s a character that will stay with you long after you reach The End.