Monday, January 30, 2017
Cat Book Feature and Give-Away:The Eye of Nefertiti by Maria Luisa Lang
Cat lovers around the world know that Ancient Egypt, overall, held cats in high esteem. In order to fully appreciate the fabulous historical/fantasy novel, The Eye Of Nefertiti by Maria Luisa Lang, it is important to have a little history about the cat in Ancient Egypt.
From National Geographic Kids:Ancient Egyptians worshipped many animals for thousands of years. Animals were revered for different reasons. Dogs were valued for their ability to protect and hunt, but cats were thought to be the most special. Egyptians believed cats were magical creatures, capable of bringing good luck to the people who housed them.
The Eye of Nefertiti is both a stand-alone novel and a sequel to The Pharaoh’s Cat. The time-traveling ancient Egyptian feline with human powers returns together with his beloved Pharaoh and his close friends, the High Priest of Amun-Ra and Elena, an Egyptologist’s daughter.
The cat is quick-witted, wise-cracking narrator as well as free-spirited, ever-curious protagonist, and the story he tells is an exotic, imaginative, spell-binding tragicomedy. The cat travels from present-day New York City to England, both ancient and modern, then to ancient Egypt, where he confronts a horrible demon and experiences a sublime emotion. Once back in England, he descends into a psychological abyss so deep only the Pharaoh can save him.
The Eye of Nefertiti interweaves feline and human, past and present, natural and supernatural. It contains numerous surprises, twists and turns, intriguing characters, both human and animal, fascinating revelations about ancient Egyptian history and culture, and an ingenious application of the Tarot and an Italian opera.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:Maria Luisa Lang was born in Rome, Italy, and lives in New York City. She has a degree in art history and is an amateur Egyptologist. The Eye of Nefertiti is her second novel. Her first novel, The Pharaoh’s Cat, is also available on Amazon in paperback and in a Kindle edition.
FROM CAT CHAT WITH CAREN AND CODY: The Eye of Nefertiti, as did A Pharaoh's Cat, taught me much about "Egyptology" and the cat had me in stitches through much of the book. The cat is full of sass and swagger, but trust me, there are MANY sensitive moments as well. The incorporation of the Tarot is brilliant and is an integral part of the plot. Character development was superb, a wonderful blend of fantasy and history. The "time-travel" component was incredibly clever. You will LOVE escaping to Ancient Egypt, learning, laughing and wiping a tear or two along the way! The Eye of Nefertiti as well as The Pharaoh's Cat by Maria Luisa Lang should definitely be on your "must-read" list! 202 Pages of excitement, humor and love await you!!! (I was not compensated for this book feature and give-away, I was sent a complimentary copy of the book.)
ENTER TO WIN!!! Maria Luisa Lang is generously offering SIX of our readers who are 18 an over and who reside in any of the following locations, (U.S.A, THE U.K. AND CANADA) a copy of The Eye of Nefertiti! Entering is super easy, just enter on the rafflecopter below, good luck!!!a Rafflecopter giveaway