December 22, 2019

#BookReview: Heir of Ra (Blood of Ra, #1) by M. Sasinowski @heirofra

Synopsis: Ten thousand years beneath the sand. Two myths on a collision course. 

Alyssa signed up to study history, not to rewrite it.

An excavation of the fabled Hall of Records beneath the Sphinx unleashes an ancient disease that leaves her father fighting for his life.

As Alyssa races to find a cure, she stumbles upon a haunting artifact--and trespasses into the mind of an Egyptian god.

Ancient history and present time intertwine.

A global epidemic looms. Alyssa must unravel memories of an advanced race hidden within the relic while she evades ruthless adversaries set on exploiting the power of the ancient genes. Then she makes a staggering discovery...

The world is not quite what it seems.

Will you question your history books?


About the Author - written from the point-of-view of his 15-year old daughter (that's me! :)

Some say that M. Sasinowski writes until 4 am… fueled by a single cup of decaf coffee. Others say this Polish-born American hyper-nerd absorbs energy from late-night TV space shows. No matter the truth… he’s my dad. He will never be cool.

He loves archaeology, Star Wars/Trek, martial arts (especially women who kick butt), and impromptu father/daughter (that’s me! :) science debates or music jam-sessions. He’s kind of smart, I suppose (he has a physics PhD, and an MD, or whatever) and likes to build computers for fun.

His teenage daughter (that’s me! :) is occasionally a handful to deal with and also served as the inspiration for the main character in his debut young adult novel Heir of Ra.

You may recognize him from his glorious hair or his tendency to do the “vacuum cleaner” dance to embarrass his daughter (that’s me… :(.

If you ever see this man, approach with care and greet him in a language he understands, like in Klingon or, better yet, in Wookie.


Rating: ★★★★
My Review: This was a very fast paced story that jumped around a lot. But it did it in a way that it wasn't confusing and you received a larger scope on what was going on with the situation.  It keeps you on your toes and takes you through the story at light speed!!  I read this all in one sitting it was just shy of 300 pages so it only took me about 2 1/2 hours to read it.  So I went from one book to another. Which I am grateful that three books are already out!!  No waiting for this!! 

This was a great blend of Egyptian Mythology and Tomb Raider.  Alyssa was such a great character and man she has one amazing life!!  I loved how she grew throughout the story and I can't wait to see more.  The somewhat romance is really sweet and although nothing really came of it in this one I am hopeful that we get something in book two.  

If you are a fan of things like Tomb Raider, The Mummy, or National Treasure then this is the book for you!! I really hope that this gets found by some director or something because it would make one killer movie! 

Go Into This One Knowing: Curses, Magic, and a kick butt heroine Oh My!! 

"Mind reeling experience... action filled story with historical elements beautifully embedded... if you're in need of a new novel, this is it... can't wait for Sasinowski's next book." -BooksOfVida

"Fast paced, action packed, and wildly entertaining! An edge of your seat, one sitting kind of read that is sure to impress... adventurous, intriguing, and full of action and humor... intense thrill ride... shocked at every twist and turn." -DarqueDreamer

"Blew me away from beginning to end... absolutely emerged into Mr. Sasinowski's world from page one... like reading a movie unfold before your eyes... cannot wait to read the next installment of this series... two thumbs way up!!"'t.alone

"I devoured the book...couldn't put it down... fast paced and interesting... likeable main character, the mystery addicting, the action well written... perfect blend of Fantasy and Sci-Fi adventure... loved the father/daughter relationship between Alyssa and Kade." -Mauy

"Loved the mythology aspect of this book... interesting and intriguing... gripping and fast paced... very original... great plot twists... keep the reader guessing! A very solid debut and a great series opener. I look forward to reading more from this author in the future!" -Chapters_and_Pages

"To say I loved this book would be an understatement... I was completely captivated... story line was absolutely incredible... Alyssa, the main character, had everything... brave, fierce, smart,and compassionate. The author is such an amazing story teller... easily one of my favorite reads of the year." (5/5 Stars) -WizardryLibrary

"Gripping from the very first page... fast paced action intertwined with Egyptian mythology and twists... holding my breath on behalf of the main characters throughout the book... couldn't put this book down." -BookBookOwl

"This book had everything; Action, Mystery, Fantasy, Mythology, and historical elements with a twist that didn't get lost in translation. I devoured this book, and I think other readers will too. M. Sasinowski's debut novel has something for all readers... everyone is going to want to read this enthralling story...  eager to see what comes next for Alyssa..." (5/5 Stars) -RamblesAndReads

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