The Cursed Nile

The Quest Series - Book 2

Children - Fantasy/Sci-Fi
204 Pages
Reviewed on 02/26/2013
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.

Author Biography

S.W. Lothian is a funny and cool guy from Australia. His kids call him ‘Phil Dunphy’, because he reminds them of the dad from Modern Family. He isn’t sure whether this is a compliment or not, but he takes it as a compliment.

As an imaginative kid he dreamed of creating exciting worlds and funky characters, and thought he’d be the most famous person to ever do this. He loved to draw and was dux of Art in High School. Top of his dream list was to be an animator. Along with his friend (who went on to be a semi-regular in an Aussie TV Soapie) they would make their own comic books – it kept them entertained and out of trouble (most of the time).

He loved watching all those classic cartoons on TV - Scooby Doo, The Flintstones, The Jetsons, Road Runner (surely, Coyote would win one day), Wacky Races, the list goes on and on. All he wanted to do was to create cool characters and stories by hand. He was sure his animation dream would happen - It was to be the perfect career.

BOOM! Then reality hit. As weird as it may seem there were not a lot of opportunities for world famous animators in his home city.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Lee Ashford for Readers' Favorite

“The Cursed Nile: Quest Two” by S.W. Lothian is the follow-up story to “Quest One: The Golden Scarab”, and is every bit as action-packed and thrill-filled as its predecessor. This author has blazed a new trail for writers of adventure fiction taking place in ancient Egypt. Rani, JJ and Linc, our heroes from the first tale, are reunited at the request of Horus to resolve another devastating problem: the Nile has dried up, overnight. At the same time, the god of the Nile, Hapi, was taken away under cover of darkness, his destination unknown. Can the three children from our time once again save ancient Egypt from the wicked intentions of another god gone bad? Or will this quest be their downfall?

“The Cursed Nile” is an exciting and suspenseful tale of good overcoming evil, against terrific odds. This time the three modern-day pre-teens are joined in their effort by Rani’s long lost best friend, Patra, as well as the very animated statues, Ata, Atsu, and Little Sphinx. As it turns out, the extra help was needed, and very much appreciated. The wicked former god of the Nile, Sobek, is presumed by the Alliance to be responsible for kidnapping Hapi and removing the water from the Nile, but Sobek has not been seen for many years, and nobody knows where he might have taken Hapi. Only by coordinating their efforts and relying on Horus for aid when needed can our heroes succeed in this, their second Quest to save ancient Egypt. Their many exploits, complications and impediments provide the reader with greatly engaging entertainment. The character development is exceptional; the author has a remarkable talent for creating very likeable and lovable heroes out of normal pre-teens. I strongly recommend this book, AFTER you read the first one. And I am anxiously awaiting the opportunity to read “Quest Three: The Fallen Pharaoh”, soon to be released. These books are intended to appeal to pre-teens and young teens, but I assure you the appeal is just as great for adults. Start reading and see if you don’t agree.


Thanks you so much for the great review. I'm wrapped :)