I’ve loved mythology since I was really small, so much so that I’d buy books on Ancient Egypt (that was my absolute favourite mythology) with my pocket money. But picking just one favourite creature is really tough! There are so many, and as a paranormal romance author, that gets all the harder! I’ve written about shifters, vampires, necromancers, dryads and sirens…Which makes it really hard to pick.
So I’m going with Ammit, mostly in homage to my love of Ancient Egypt as a child. Ammit is an Ancient Egyptian demon who was part lion, part hippo and part crocodile, and she was also known as the devourer of the dead. Which sounds kind of ominous, but actually is really interesting. The Ancient Egyptians believed that when a person’s soul traveled to the afterlife, their heart was weighed by Anubis (the God of Cemeteries & Embalming) against the feather of Ma’at (the Goddess of Truth). If the heart was heavier than the feather, then the soul had led a bad life, and Ammit devoured the heart, stopping that soul from reaching the afterlife.
Sorry, history lesson is now over! I find it all so fascinating that I can’t help myself! Which is why I chose Ammit in the first place. The whole mythology is fascinating to me, and I’m planning to write a series based on the Ancient Egyptian Gods & Goddesses at some point…I don’t think they get enough page time!
My love for Ancient Egypt and its mythology is about to make itself known in books too! This week I’m launching Protectors of Poison, the first look into my paranormal romance Ancient Egyptian mythology inspired world! It follows the goddess, Serket, as she discovers who is trying to steal her name.
Sera is used to being forgotten and is happy to be, even if her healing powers have waned in the years since people forgot her real name.
Everything changes when a minor god turns up and reveals her scorpions are being blamed for a poisoning. Determined to prove her innocence, Sera must take her place as a goddess once more and uncover the plot threatening to destroy her.
Protectors of Poison can be read as a standalone story and is based on Ancient Egyptian mythology.
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