START OF BACK COVER TEXT - Ancient curses, modern day villains, and a most intriguing woman who keeps appearing when least expected and then...disappearing.
Archeologist Valerie Foret has spent a year searching for a tomb in the Egyptian desert--a labor broken only by high risk trysts with a powerful man's wife. When she finally makes the discovery of a lifetime, she is set upon by jealous rivals and religious fanatics. Worse, she is drawn into the depths of the desert by forces that offer knowledge of vast mysteries and at the same time threaten to destroy everything she knows. For what she's found is a glimpse into the hereafter, and it's nothing like it's supposed to be.
Brilliant scientist that she is, she has loved most unwisely and learned what she does not want to know. Follow her adventures through modern and ancient Egypt, through this world and the next, with Book One of the Ibis Prophecy. - END OF BACK COVER TEXT
I was really looking forward to reading `100th Generation,' mostly because it is set in Egypt and is published by Bold Strokes Books. The book description was intriguing and I was anxious to read this first novel by author Justine Saracen. However, the book was nothing like I expected.
Being published by BSB, I was expecting a lesbian romance, but this book is nothing of the sort. Don't get me wrong, the main character is a lesbian. She also has an illicit affair with an Egyptian dignitary's wife, but this is hardly a romance and the affair is merely an afterthought. Once I got past that fact, I enjoyed the book. Saracen has a great imagination and tells a really good story. The strong leading character - Valerie Foret - along with an interesting supporting cast, colorful `ghosts' and a mystical setting make this an enjoyable read.
I'm not sure I'll read the sequel, `Vulture's Kiss,' but am glad I took the time to read this one. If you're into archaeology, science, and ghosts, take a chance.