Having served Ma'at faithfully for many years, High Priestess Edrice is given a once in a life time opportunity.
All she has to do is take a test. If she succeeds, she'll become a goddess in her own right. If she fails, she will cease to exist in this life and the next.
But with the art of making new deities lost to most of the other gods and goddesses, there are more risks than Menefer wants her to take.
How can Edrice decide between her heart and her destiny? And is there a way she can keep both.
Acolyte Of Truth is book 5 in the Forgotten Gods series and follows Edrice and Menefer as they rise through the ranks at Karnak Temple. It is based on Egyptian Mythology.
Not my favorite
Edrice is a relatively newly made demi goddess and a high priestess of Ma’at. She is somewhat insecure in her place as she is the most junior of her station, was not born a demi goddess and was not raised in the temples at Karnak like the others. However she does serve to the best of her capabilities. Her world is turned upside down when meeting with her goddess she learns that one of the 42 judges of Duat is missing and she has been put forward as a replacement. This means she must go through a transformation and become a full goddess rather than demi goddess. She decides to accept and her journey begins. While the glimpse into the belief system of the Ancient Egyptians is quite interesting the journey and ending are somewhat anticlimactic. The history and mythology are of interest to me as I am a fan of all things Ancient Egyptian other than that I’m just not sure what the goal of the story was.
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.