Friday, October 28

Book Review: Heart of the Falcon

Author: Suzanne Robinson
Title: Heart of the Falcon
Genre: Historical Romance
Pages: 272
First Published: 1990
Where I Got It: My Shelf (Amazon)

"Only one woman could win the...Heart of the Falcon.

All her life, raven-haired Anqet had basked in the tranquility of Nefer...until the day her father died and her uncle descended upon the estate, hungry for her land, hungry for her. Desperate to escape his cruel obsession, she fled. But now, masquerading as a commoner in the magnificent city of Thebes, Anqet faces a new danger. Mysterious and seductive, Count Seth seems to be a soldier loyal to the pharaoh. Yet soon Anqet will find that he's drawn her into a web of treachery and desire, where one false move could end her life... and his fiery passion could brand her soul forever.

Set against the glorious opulence of the pharaoh's court, this is a breathtaking tale, rich with pageantry and aflame with unforgettable romance."

I will admit I haven't read many books set in Ancient Egypt (a shocker I know) and this was my first Historical Romance set in this setting. Another shocker. I was a little unsure how I would like this book, but I was dying to read it, so I ignored my reading list and began this journey. 

Its a decent sized book, but for some reason I felt like I was taking forever to get it done. The plot was entertaining and I liked the story, but some spots were very....blah. I just would put it down at those points and play the Sims or something and I would have to force myself to continue to read the next day. At some other spots I felt like the story was being rushed and I felt like the author was rushing through some important moments. I would get a little annoyed, but I accepted it and can't reading.

Besides for some blah and rushed spots, I really liked this book. It was cute and a fun read. I loved the world that Suzanne Robinson showed me and I loved her detailed writings. I felt like I had become a part of the world and was seeing the story with my own eyes. Also, I really liked the characters, even though I couldn't help but giggle at the name Seth. I kept envisioning Seth Green, who is completely different then Count Seth. However, both are red-heads and I couldn't help myself. Sometimes I wonder about my brain.

ANYWAYS, it was a decent read and I would recommend this to Historical Romance lovers (like moi). I'll probably revisit this book sometime in the future and I'm looking forward to other Historical Romances and etc set in Egypt. Out of five stars I grant this one.....3 stars. ^.^

Favorite Character(s): Khet and Anqet
Not-so Favorite Character(s): Sennefer (he confused me and made me mad)




Blodeuedd said...

I just do not know, cool setting, but will it work for me as a HR,

Carole Rae said...

It was a pretty interesting setting. I liked it and I wanna read others (maybe this isn't the greatest one to read when you never read an HR in this setting)