Title: The Vessel of Ra (Klaereon Scroll #1)
Author: Catherine Schaff-Stump
Rating: 4 Stars
Reviewed by: Shakera
Genre: Fantasy, Historical, Magic
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
Date of Release: September 12, 2017
Format: Kindle (Provided courtesy of Publisher)
I requested this book because the synopsis was intriguing. The pace was a bit slow for me, but it was interesting. Once the pace picked up, boy did it! You have murder, magic, Egyptian mythology… INTRIGUE! BLOODY INTRIGUE!
The setting of Venice is beautifully described. I don’t tend to like books that have flashbacks, but this was so well done and it’s rare that the author gets it so right. It was amazing to see the thought process that went into everyone’s decision making, leading them to any particular moment.
Lucy is an amazing character and she’s a total badass. I loved her, even though at times she frustrated me. Carlos may have been my favorite character. There was something so pure about him, it made me want to protect him from all the dangers in the world. I’m still deciding on how I feel about Octavia. I loved her because she’s realistic, but I hate her because she’s realistic. Sign of great writing.
I can’t wait until the next installment!