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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.