Saturday, May 18, 2013

Isis

Posted by A Drop of Romeo at 8:35 AM
Since the posting of this review, this story has been removed from FictionPress by the author.

The search for a lost, ancient tomb brings the reluctant Arabella to Egypt, where she meets the moody, work-ravaged field-manager, Mr Thurlow. But the journey ends up being one that will change her life forever. A romance set in the 1920s Egypt.
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Marta Thinks: "Isis" by Vivaldia is incredibly well written. I found the story easily engaging and the protagonist entertaining. Writers frequently exaggerate British mannerisms - especially in a historical piece - but there was none of this in "Isis." I found the narration a good and accurate reflection of Arabella's character.

The plot was incredibly interesting. I was delighted to see that Vivaldia put effort into her research and was very well informed on what she was talking about. Too many times, historical pieces have historical events in the background - but there wasn't any of this. What's more, there was a good balance between the plot and the developing relationship between Percy and Arabella (which starts out as a hate/love one).

It may seem as though there are many chapters, but they were relatively short and allowed me to read the story in one go. The last few chapters made me feel like I'd been punched in the stomach and the ending was - for me - a little bittersweet. But lovely all the same.

This is definitely one story that, when you're done reading, you can't help but get the urge to go back to the first chapter and read it over again. Because it's just that good.

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