19 Jul 2017

Review: The Eye of Nefertiti

'' All one can do is shape the present. ''


The Eye of Nefertiti is the second instalment to A Pharaoh's Cat series. They can be read individually, but they both are around two hundred pages so I recommend reading them both. TEON contains a lot of references to the first book, so reading it could shed some light. I didn't read the first book.

Wrappa-Hamen is a cat from ancient Egypt. He has the ability to talk, walk, and sense like a human. He got his abilities in the last book by a sacrifice he made in the first book.

Wrappa-Hamen lives in the twenty-first century with a High Priest Gato-Hamen, the Priest's girlfriend and their child, who is the reincarnation of the Pharaoh from the last book. 
The book contains constant references to the first book, so it didn't feel like reading an independent story, more like walking down a memory lane. And because of this, the actual content that revolved around the Eye of Nefertiti was only thirty or forty pages. Everything else in the book was there merely to distract the reader.

There are good things in this book too, believe me. The way Wrappa-Hamen is portrayed is real. Though he has the abilities of a human, his true personality is still of a cat's. He gets distracted like a cat and seeks comfort like one. 

Aside from the repetition from the first book, The Eye of Nefertiti also repeated itself. Same situations were described with the exact same expressions, with the exact same words. This was really frustrating, since usually when you read you want to know something new, not something that has already been said and done multiple times.

This just wasn't for me at all. I don't know if reading the first book in the series would've helped.

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