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Summary

The goddess of vengeance must choose between revenge and love. 

Trapped by an ancient curse, Sekhmet has been away from the world for thousands of years. Now free, she faces the ultimate challenge. If she takes the revenge she craves, she'll be trapped as a sphinx forever. 

Can she manage to resist the thing she was created for?  

Daughter of the Sun is a stand-alone story set in the Forgotten Gods Universe.

©2019 Laura Greenwood (P)2019 Laura Greenwood

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Intriguing

Daughter of the Sun a well-composed tale based on Egyptian mythology. The storyline and the characters are refreshing, unique, and captivating, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Laura Greenwood is an exceptional storyteller, despite the length, the novella is well-paced with a solid plot. Overall this was a fantastic short story, one I recommend.

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I just couldn't get into this one....

Sadly this book just didn't flow right for me. I found the writing style to be choppy and immature in nature. The whole story just didn't flow well. To top it off the narrator just really fell flat. I had to increase the speed quite a but just to get it to a normal sounding cadence. It sounded more like a teenager reading a story to a sibling than a professional narrator. I really wanted to enjoy this story but there were just too many things that caused it to fall flat for me.

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This book brings to mind the phrase small but mighty, there is so much crammed in here but at no moment did it feel rushed or like the characters were the same. Such an interesting twist on Egyptian mythology

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Great story

I love these versions of Egyptian mythologies. I like that the stories are short because it makes it easier for me to finish something during the day. Recommended.

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unusual story

This was a very interesting read. A totally different take on the Egyptian gods. Written in a simple but compelling style the characters grow in you!
I really enjoyed it!
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This is a story for a young teen audience about a very spoilt, annoying, self absorbed girl. I found the narration a little bland with no emotion. I was intrigued by the gender fluid gods.

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This was just not for me. This story of a goddess and gods was ok, but never really could get into it. The narrator was okay but she couldn't get my attention.

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Egyptian Mythology Short Story

Daughter of the Sun by Laura Greenwood is a Egyptian Mythology story that I listened to on audio narrated by Sterling LeGrand-Carney. This is the second book in the Forgotten Gods series and can be read as a stand-alone.

I absolutely love Laura’s books! This story does end on a bit of a cliffhanger so I am looking forward to jumping into the third book in the series Servant of Chaos.

Sterling did a great job on the narration. I look forward to listening to more of her work in the future.

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Can be read as a standalone but part of a series

Sekhmet has had a long time to think about her actions but what if you're the goddess of vengeance. Are thousands of years long enough to see the errors of your ways? Sekhmet is trapped by an ancient curse when her time is finally up she must decide whether she can overcome her past. The reward may be greater than punishing the ones who wronged her.

I haven't read much Egyptian mythology and I really enjoyed this. Curses, romance and gods... I liked it. This was an audiobook and the narrator was really good. It's official, I'm calling it, I'm a fan of Laura Greenwood's books.

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Different but good

I went into this audiobook thinking it was a supernatural romance. And in a way it was but that was kind of the side story. It was mainly a mythological story with a lesson behind the story. I did like it but it was different than what I thought the type of story would be. I prefer the romance to be stronger in a story. The narrator had a great accent and told the story well.
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  • AmberK5
  • 18-10-20

Egyptian Fantasy!

Daughter Of The Sun by Laura Greenwood is #2 in the Forgotten Gods series.
Cursed and trapped for thousands of years, Sehkmet is finally free. She has only 1 plan with her freedom, to exact revenge on the one she believes to be responsible for cursing her.
I love the authors take on Egyptian mythology and have enjoyed each of these short fantasies!

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  • Claire Marie
  • 12-09-20

Spicing up Mythology

This is a very fun story! It is a story loosely based on Egyptian Mythology. The wild Goddess of Vengeance, Sekhmet, is freed from a curse that trapped her inside the stone sphinx. Her rather Ra sent his servant with a spell that could conditionally free her. But after Sekhmet is freed she starts to learn that nothing is free and she has to decide what kind of Goddess she is going to be and what she is willing to give up for freedom and love. Ends on a great cliff-hanger!!

Another Laura Greenwood masterpiece! I have been pulled into another amazingly beautiful world that Laura created and I couldn't be happier about it!

This is the first story I have listened to by Sterling LeGrand-Carney, but she is amazing! I truly enjoyed this book, and I can't wait to start the next in the series!

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  • Jennie K.
  • 04-09-20

A sweet story, but lacking in action

I love Egyptian mythology and therefore a chance to read a book that incorporates it was too good to pass up. I appreciate the authors diligence and research and loved her characterization of the gods and goddesses.
There is a nod to her other book but this is completely a stand alone.

Although the lack of action is understandable (and really the only way it could have gone), it still felt like a let down at the end. if there's a continuation I may be okay with the lack of confrontation (can't say more as I don't want to spoil the plot).

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  • Adriana B
  • 23-08-20

Another Fun Egyptian Tale

The story is very interesting and moves at a great pace. Although, it is even shorter than the previous book I listened to set in the Forgotten God’s Universe. I really enjoyed learning more about Egyptian Mythology. I like how well this author can write and how much detail she can weave in such short tales. This story is fun and creative and it was concluding before I realized it.

Narration was good and brought the story to life.

I easily listen to this story at one sitting and enjoyed every minute of it. It is an interesting and unique story. I’m looking forward to reading more books by this talented author.

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  • Monica
  • 23-08-20

Vengeance freed

Sekhmet has been trapped in the body of a sphinx for years as part of her curse. She is found and freed by one of her father's servants Fetket. She finds out that her father Ra is not to blame for her curse and that there are conditions attached to her freedom. Interesting story about the goddess of vengeance.

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  • Richelle N
  • 21-08-20

Enjoyable

This entry was quite enjoyable. The way the author writes the stories, she makes them straight to the point which I don’t know how I feel about them.

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  • 💕 Amanda Urbinato 💕 Reviewer Extraordinaire
  • 04-07-20

Awesome!

I really enjoyed listening to the Daughter of the Sun audiobook! Although it was a little on the short side for my taste, it was still really interesting. I loved the whole Egyption motif. When I was younger, if you asked me what I wanted to be when I grow up, I would have said an archaeologist. I wanted to dig up bones and artifacts in Egypt. I so should have done that! So when I saw this book, I knew I would love it. And it was such a good little story. The more I read from Laura Greenwood, the more I love her. She has such an amazing creative mind. I'm jealous. lol. And the narrator was also awesome. I am officially a huge Laura Greenwood fan!

*Thank you Audiobook Obsession for the amazing book as usual. I am providing a voluntary and honest review.

*P.S. Happy 4 of July!!!! <3

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  • Leslie Twitchell
  • 03-07-20

great paranormal read

great page Turner!I received this book for free for a honest review.  I loved the characters and storyline.  it flowed very well and held together.  The narrator did an excellent job of bringing the characters to life.  reccomend

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  • Michelle Titherington VanDaley
  • 18-06-20

Quick & Intriguing

This is a quick and intriguing listen. I liked the authors take on God's. The narrator did a wonderful job bringing the characters and story to life

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  • Erin McDonough
  • 09-05-20

Loved the Egyptian mythology twist.

Great story with lots of Egyptian mythology. Bring in many goddess Sekhmet, Ma'at, and Bastet. After being awoken from her curse as the Sphinx by Fetket, Sekhmet sets off to find the truth of the curse and to also learn the truth of herself. Great story line, with a bit of romance thrown in. Can't wait to continue the series.