Review: Shiri

shiri.pngShiri blocks her ears to her mother’s screams and sees the arrows strike her father’s chest. With their murderers bearing down on her she turns to obey his final command. “RUN!”

Amenhotep, Prince of Egypt, burns her village, enslaves her people, and destroys all she loves. Only Shiri escapes. With tears in her eyes and vengeance in her heart, she races to warn the Shepherd King. If she doesn’t reach him in time, all Palestine will burn.

It’s a race that takes her from the fields of Armageddon, to the sands of Ancient Egypt and the very heart of Pharaoh’s court. It’s a struggle that brings the deaths of kings and the birth of a god. It’s a quest that sees her fall in love.

When the Pharoh’s army arrives, everything changes and young Shiri is forced to run, leaving behind everything she knows before being swept up into the tide of history. This historical romance has a lot to offer right from the get go, the ancient setting coming alive through both the places and the people who live there.

This story has a lot to offer, but where it’s true value lies is in the depth of its characters. Shiri herself is dynamic and easy to love, but the people around her ensure that the stakes are never low and you’ll always struggle to put this book down. I mean, what’s one more chapter, really?


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