Discovering Ren - Review
This is a review of Discovering Ren by Jennifer Eifrig.
Isadora Ambrosine is an archaeologist with a speciality in Ancient Egypt. Charged by the director of her museum to put on an exhibition of magic in the museum, she travels to
to research her
subject. While walking through a packed market, she has a strange encounter
with a mysterious woman who gifts her a collection of, what appear to be,
ancient amulets. On her return to the Cairo , she and her husband are
attacked by a group of would be assassins, during the ensuing struggle she
discovers a hidden gift for magic. And so it begins. US
While her husband lies in a coma in hospital, Isadora begins a journey of self discovery where she learns she is an incarnation of the goddess Isiss, her responsibilities include the small matter of the defence of mankind against a horde of demons, vampires, and the biggest villain of all, her own brother in law Seth, who is an incarnation of the god Set. Although Set/Seth is a despicable bad guy, who allows his petty jealousies and paranoia to take control of him, you can't help but feel a little sorry for him, and get the feeling his role had been pre-ordained, mirroring previous incarnations in an endless battle with his sister in law whom he both longs for and despises.
This book is jam-packed with magic, myth, and action. Isadora is a real super hero who must quickly assimilate her new role as defender and champion of humanity against the darkness, with her old life as wife, and research archaeologist.