E–pub [Enslaved By The Desert Trader] by Greta Gilbert
For those who can t get enough of ancient Egyptian history and culture Gilbert s desert romance is a tale to prize The backdrop is as intriguing as the characters and though readers might wish they were fleshed out many will simply savor the fascinating historical details Definitely a must for those hunting
For The Exotic RT Bookthe exotic RT Book At the beginning of this book I was intrigued because there aren t many romance novels that include this time period and setting ancient Egypt and I give the author credit for re imagining a story in this way I like that she really includes the mythology of the time period But I became increasingly frustrated with all the characters It should be subtitled Women who fall in love with bad men and who lie about themselves First of all Kiya lies about her truth self to EVERYONE She disguises herself as a boy to become a pyramid building slave and the reaso Good writing and setting BUT H wants to marry an independent woman even though he has been brought up in a society where a woman does not look at a man in the face and he is on a road trip to auction off a slave womanWhere did the idea of marrying an independent woman come Tahar could be a sneaky little devil and I liked that first I must take my rest he said but his large hands were doing anything but resting Soon he was atop her slowly kissing her breasts This is the best rest I think I have ever had I really liked this book I loved Kiya s spirit Orphaned and left on the streets of Cairo Kiya disguises herself as a boy to work on the Great Pyramid of King Khufu But then fearsome raiders arrive and running for her life she is captured by a desert trader Tahar is a desert trader a member of the despised barbarian tribes bordering the Egyptian lands However his tribe is an adopted one and his real family lives far away across the big blue When his tribesmen raids the workers building the pyramid Tahar captures Kiya He immediately sees through her disguise and realises his opportunity to sell her for a handsome price and finally find his way back to his family This isn t a book I would normally read but I saw it on netgally and thought I would give it a go I m glad I did Kiya was wonderfully spirited and very capable and Tahar was a fascinating character The plot was fairly straight forward but the details about the settings tribes and Egyptian customs was wonderful There were a few surprises throughout the book and the character development really carried the story I m glad I read this story Kiya is an orphan who has lived on the streets for years She disguised herself as a man and has been working on the building of the pyramid When desert raiders attack the pyramid Kiya Is Captured By A is captured by a with the intend to sell her Tahar needs to buy a boat to return to his homeland and family And he knows he can get uite a bit of money for a young maiden But Kiya is not your typical maiden and defies him at every chance Soon they are both on a wild ourney that pits them against the king and the desert raiders all who want them deadI ll be honest this wasn t a book that I would normally read But I was bored and love historical fiction So I picked it without reading anything about it including the title It was set during the ancient Egyptian time when the pyramids were being built not something I would normally gravitate towards But surprisingly it was fascinating The plot is pretty simple but it is rich in details abo. Passion hotter than the Egyptian sun In the Great Pyramid of King Khufu resourceful Kiya works tirelessly disguised as a boy But then fearsome raiders arrive and
Aspects of Ancient Egypt in pretty much 4 Acts You get a nice taste of everything from the drudgery of workers and nice taste of everything from the drudgery of workers and working for grain to the endless miles of sand and scorching unforgiving heat of the desert sun to the opulence of the King s boat and the cool palace walls I feel like I ve repeated myself enough so I ll stop here lol This is the kind of book I enjoy Definitely recommend this one Under the Egyptian SunKiya survives two years of drought by disguising herself as a mute boy and hauling stone for the Great Pyramid of King Khufu She remembers little of her mother except two warnings Beware the three serpents And stay away from menthey mean to enslave youTahar lives among the desert people as a trader but he is not one of them When he captures Kiya during a brief alliance with raiders his first thought is alliance with raiders his first thought is sell her for a high price and return to his homeland across two seas He travels with his captive saving her teaching her and learning from herMs Gilbert s tale is set in an ancient world Don t let the setting fool you the characters live and speak values and truths applicable to modern life Adventure Romance story of Tahar and Kiya that takes place in ancient Egypt 2000 BCE It was nice to imagine this period in our history However the reason for my lowered rating was due to simplistic vision ancient Egypt The love story was cute Kiya has been
#living on the streets of Memphis in Egypt for years and has been posing as a man and working on the #on the streets of Memphis in Egypt for years and has been posing as a man and working on the Pyramid for the last 2 When a group of desert tribesman perform a raid on the work site Kiya is captured by Tahar who is determined to sell her in marriage to someone wealthy so he can afford to sail back to his homeland But he doesn t expect to fall in love with her and once it occurs to him what he s actually about to do he becomes set on seeing Kiya happy no matter what it takes But setting her free doesn t give Kiya her freedom instead Kiya finds herself the obsession of the Pharaoh and engaged to be married to him But she misses and loves Tahar who she fears she ll never see againSo this started out very promising First of all the setting is totally uniue in the romance genre Not many romances out there set in Ancient Egypt And the establishment of their developing connection their chemistry and the moral conflict as Tahar begins to understand his own intentions were excellent I loved this book right up to the 50% mark But then Tahar sets Kiya free and things kinda go down hill I was disappointed that when Kiya became the fiancee of the king it was so easy for her to set Tahar aside She claimed he was always in her mind but she ACCEPTED her marriage to the king awfully uickly when it came to itno resistance whatsoever That bothered me a lot because I seriously began to uestion how much she loved him Tahar s love I had no doubt ofuntil she saw him on her wedding day and we got nothing of any sort of reaction to him I mean here he is watching the woman he loves about to marry someone else and we never get to see his reaction was he angry devastated happy for her what A man in love is going to have a reaction but he didn t really have one Things ultimately work out though there are enough uestions left at the endsuch as whether Tahar and Kiya would ever be allowed to return to Khemet whether they ever saw Imhoter again and whether they ever found Tahar s mother Some of that could have easily been summed up in a much needed epilogu. Ome price But Kiya is not easily tamed And when a wild heat explodes between them shattering all thoughts of resistance Tahar must find a way to keep her as his ow.
free download ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB æ Greta GilbertUt the terrain various tribes pharaoh s culture and the customs of the Time Period The Author period The author a great Dreamland. Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep job with character development adding some surprise elements to the plot and creating interest in where the story would lead I was very impressed considering I never would have touched the book had I read a bit about it So it was a pleasant surprise that I m glad I readI received this book free of charge from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review These Harleuin Historicals are rocking my world Mother what have I become Good gawd this was so much fun What an underrated littleewel this is I literally felt like I was swept up in a cinematic adventure all over the sand dunes of Egypt This was my first read by Greta Gilbert and she did a stunning ob capturing the rich vibrant world of Ancient Egypt The details Oh man From the prophecies the high Priests the dark endless tunnels of the pyramids the river banks the lavish lifestyle of the royal palace the nomadic life out in the desert I have to say I was really impressed how far the author took it with the details And the makeup the wigs the ewelry Oh myWhat also really worked here for me was that both hero and heroine toed that line of grey area in the beginning Tahar and Kiya were so uniue in the sense they both started off having ulterior motives Tahara is pretty much an anti hero in the beginning given his selfish motives and he used to be part of a tribe of thieves Kiya s motives are desperate and understandable I ll be honest I was a little skeptical in the beginning but the character development really won me over uickly I see most had issue with the heroine s lying but considering it was done out of pure survival mode and not on a whim and she didn t do it constantly which was my fear it didn t bother me Plus the hero pretty much had her number from the beginning and knew the 2 or 3 times she was lying so it wasn t
that big of an issue shrugs The heroine in particular showed such strength and courage and I loved the womenbig of an issue shrugs The heroine in particular showed such strength and courage and I loved the women undertones especially in a time and place where a woman s worth is
little to none especially a poor orphaned one I disguised myself as ato none especially a poor orphaned one I disguised myself as a I helped pull the carts up the tunnel she explained I am not a goddess Your Highness I am not Hathor Incarnate I am I am The Princes Scandalous Wedding Vow just a woman The love story was so beautiful Nicely built up Tahar falling for the mysterious woman he captures was so great to see The gender bender introduction was cute and created some funny moments The growth both of these characters go through made this a successful read I loved how Tahar taught Kiya to open her mind and eyes to the bigger picture For someone who was pretty much raised on the streets she had a very narrow view of the world and beliefs so it was great to see her grow and learn that there is out there and to see of the world To see both come together and have such clashing differences in beliefs one realistic and worldly experienced and the other spiritual and naive was great to see I found both of them so refreshingly honest and pure in so many ways Loved me some Tahar Mmm mmm So going down the checklist Epic adventure all over the desert Angsty love story of captor falling for his captive Couple facing great odds and trials to reunite I clearly loved this I felt like I was watching a movie with the hurdles the characters face and the twists and turns thrown their way until they finally reunite at the end This covered all. Unning for her life she is captured by a hardened desert trader When he realises what a beauty he has enslaved Tahar knows he could and should sell her for a hands.