Reviewed by PizzyGirl
TITLE: Seti’s Heart
AUTHOR: Kiernan Kelly
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
LENGTH: 152 pages
RELEASE DATE: July 26, 2017
A vengeful god’s curse took everything from the Egyptian pharaoh Seti: his name, his position, and even his lover. After many long centuries relegated to a musty sarcophagus, he’s awakened when a graduate student working in the museum where he is stored stumbles upon him.
Logan, working as a curator to fund his education, figures he’s screwed when he accidentally awakens the ancient ruler. It’ll be career suicide to claim the mummy came back to life, but it’s either that or be labeled a thief. Little does he know, those are the least of his problems. A society of archaeologists is hot on their trail, determined to uncover the secret of Seti’s immortality, and then there’s the little matter of an angry god who doesn’t appreciate Logan meddling in his work. But the biggest problem might be Seti himself, who’ll stop at nothing to get into Logan’s pants—and his heart.
First Edition published by Torquere Press, 2008.
I know this is a second edition, but this is the first time I have read this story and I greatly enjoyed myself.
I loved the Egyptian Mythology and loved seeing the author’s take on the god and their behaviors. This is not one of the parthenons I am very familiar with so I had to do a bit of learning and I always love that especially when it is learning about topics I enjoy.
I liked the concept of being out of time. Seti’s return to life 5 thousand years later was fun to read about. I did struggle a bit with how easily he stepped into the modern world, but since these are gods we are talking about and the author explained some of it away, i was able to place this concern on the backburner and just enjoy the ride.
I also felt like the romance was a bit rushed but it didn’t feel forced. I was able to believe the connection between these men, I mean it is fate. With everything they ended up going through, I was convinced they were good for each other and I really felt like they were a complementary pairing that would work well long term.
I think mostly I just loved the feel of this story. It required the reader to take a lot on faith and it was OTT in a lot of ways (the bad guy for one) but it was fun and engaging and it left me feel like I had spent my reading time enjoyably. I would revisit this one again or if the author wanted to make this a series and have Setekh get his whatfor, I wouldn’t say no to more.