Son of War, Daughter of Chaos
Author: Janette Rallison
Published: July 2014
ebook: 326 pages
FTC FYI: Received a Kindle copy from the author in
exchange for an honest review.
Aislynn is accustomed to watching for the enemy. Her parents instructed her from the time she was young to look for the signs: people with greater than normal strength, eyes that can glow green, and have the ability to jump long distances. Over the years, Aislynn has come to view her parents’ fears as quirks—things that get in the way of having a normal high school life.
When Aislynn’s mother dies under suspicious conditions, her father doubles his restrictions. But all his precautions can’t stop the boy with glowing green eyes from finding Aislynn. She realizes too late she’s been drafted into an ancient Egyptian war, whether she’s prepared or not.
This book is seriously awesome. Janette is so talented. Whether she is writing about dragons, fairy godmothers, Egyptian wars, or anything else, I will read it. She is a brilliant author.
Aislynn is a great character. Her family is super paranoid, but with good reasons (which do not get revealed until later in the book). Her father and brother, it turns out, have been keeping secrets from Aislynn. Even the biggest secret of all, what really happened to Aislynn's mother. It is until she meets the strong and mysterious Dane, that these secrets come to light. All the characters in this book are awesome and well-written. The story is full of history, and in a word, chaos. When secrets are slowly made known, Aislynn has to make some hard choices that will determine the rest of her life, or could end it.
5 out of 5 stars. I seriously loved the choices that Aislynn makes and the ending was so good! Please, Janette, write a sequel!
An Egyptian tomb is only a good place to die if you happen to be the pharaoh for whom it was built. And maybe not even then. I didn’t intend to room with any of the deceased, which meant the sooner I got out of this place the better.
My flashlight swept over the figures on the mural in front of me. A feeling of danger and expectation clung to everything here, as thick as the dust. On the mural, a warrior with bright green eyes stared back at me. Horusian glowing eyes. I could almost see the smugness in his expression, an expression that said he was coming for me. Or at least his kind were.
Behind me, something creaked. Footsteps.
Janette Rallison is old. Don’t ask how old, because it isn’t polite. Let’s just say she’s older than she’d like to be and leave it at that.
Janette lives in Chandler, Arizona with her husband, five children and enough cats to classify her as “an eccentric cat lady.” She did not do this on purpose. (The cats, that is; she had the children on purpose.) Every single one of the felines showed up on its own and refuses to leave. Not even the family’s fearless little Westie dog can drive them off.
Since Janette has five children and deadlines to write books, she doesn’t have much time left over for hobbies. But since this is the internet and you can’t actually check up to see if anything on this site is true, let’s just say she enjoys dancing, scuba diving, horse back riding and long talks with Orlando Bloom. (Well, I never said he answers back.)
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