Son of War, Daughter of Chaos by Janette Rallison
Aislynn is accustomed to watching for the enemy. Her parents instructed her from the time she was young to look for the signs: people with greater than normal strength, eyes that can glow green, and have the ability to jump long distances. Over the years, Aislynn has come to view her parents’ fears as quirks—things that get in the way of having a normal high school life. When Aislynn’s mother dies under suspicious conditions, her father doubles his restrictions. But all his precautions can’t stop the boy with glowing green eyes from finding Aislynn. She realizes too late she’s been drafted into an ancient Egyptian war, whether she’s prepared or not.
I love Janette Rallison's books. She's an excellent author, and the humor she includes in all of her books, along with excellent characters, really makes for an enjoyable read. Although I'm not into Mythology I thought Son of War, Daughter of Chaos was really good. I did find myself skimming on some detailed parts about mythology, but that is just me being an impatient reader and nothing against the story itself.
Son of War, Daughter of Chaos has such an interesting family dynamic. I loved the protective nature of Aislynn's older brother, and even though her dad was quirky, I thought he was great too. Although, those were my feelings more toward the beginning of the book. When the truth came out I was a little conflicted about how to feel about them. That is part of what made the book so enjoyable for me. My feelings morphed with the story, but through it all Aislynn was strong and determined.
The adventure was fun to follow, and the bits of young romance were great too. This was a quick and clean read, and I definitely want a sequel! It has a good ending, but it's not over.
An Egyptian tomb is only a good place to die if you happen to be the pharaoh for whom it was built. And maybe not even then. I didn’t intend to room with any of the deceased, which meant the sooner I got out of this place the better.
My flashlight swept over the figures on the mural in front of me. A feeling of danger and expectation clung to everything here, as thick as the dust. On the mural, a warrior with bright green eyes stared back at me. Horusian glowing eyes. I could almost see the smugness in his expression, an expression that said he was coming for me. Or at least his kind were.
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Title: Son of War, Daughter of Chaos
Author: Janette Rallison
Published: July 2014
Source: I received an eCopy from the Author in exchange for a review.