Thursday, March 13, 2014


When I wrote my first novel in the Gods of Egypt series for Carina Press, Priestess of the Nile, my wonderful Editor Alison kept asking to see more of the little sister, Tyema, who I think I barely mentioned in the early drafts. So I took Alison's sage advice and gave the girl a larger role in the events although that book is primarily about her older sister Merys and her romance with the Crocodile God Sobek.

Well thank goodness I listened to Alison because over time I kept thinking back to Tyema and where I'd left her at the end of Priestess and wondering how the rest of her life had gone. And what the lingering effects of the ordeal she suffers in Priestess might be...and then one day, I just knew - Tyema's story HAD to be the next one I wrote. I'm self publishing the series now, which is fun and challenging, and Magic of the Nile is my first direct sequel. The events in Magic take place approximately 15 years after the end of the earlier novel.

But now I'm already asking myself well, what happens to the Tyema's niece, Renebti....I foresee another sequel LOL.

Here's the story for Magic of the Nile:
After a childhood spent scorned and ignored by her family because of her crippled foot, Tyema was magically healed then installed as the High Priestess of his temple by Sobek the Crocodile God. But Tyema is still haunted by her memories, scarred by the abuse she endured. Despite Sobek’s protection, as an adult she’s become a near recluse inside the temple grounds…
Until Captain Sahure arrives in her remote town, sent from Thebes on an urgent mission for Pharaoh, requiring High Priestess Tyema’s help. From that moment on, her quiet, safe life is upended in ways she never could have expected.
But after a whirlwind romance with Sahure, the two part as Pharaoh orders him to undertake another assignment on Egypt’s dangerous frontier, far from Tyema’s remote town.
Heart-broken, Tyema is ready to return to her life of loneliness, official duties and, now, regret. But the Crocodile God has other plans for his priestess: she must uncover the sorcerer who threatens Pharaoh’s life with black magic. Soon enough, Tyema finds herself thrown into the chaos of Pharoah’s court, neck deep in intrigue and danger. Just when she thinks she can’t take the pressures of a very public court life and her secret investigation for the Crocodile God any longer, Sahure re-enters the scene.
But is her former love there to help or to hinder? Can they resolve their differences and work together to find the dark sorcerer who threatens Pharaoh and Egypt? Will the love between a proud warrior and a shy priestess lead them to a future together?
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Virginia Nelson said...

Can't wait to read this next edition to your wonderful series. Best of luck with sales, it sounds as though you have another winner.
Always, Virginia

Veronica Scott said...

Thank you! I know we share a lively interest in ancient Egypt!