Subscribe and enjoy more than 800,000 books
Add this book to bookshelf
Grey 902feb64d8b6d481ab8ddda06fbebbba4c95dfa9b7936a7beeb197266cd8b846
Write a new comment Default profile 50px
Grey 902feb64d8b6d481ab8ddda06fbebbba4c95dfa9b7936a7beeb197266cd8b846
Read online the first chapters of this book!
All characters reduced 7236434c7af12f85357591f712aa5cce47c3d377e8addfc98f989c55a4ef4ca5
Serpent's Foe - cover

Serpent's Foe

J.M. Ney-Grimm

Publisher: Wild Unicorn Books

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0

Summary

In the legendary duat - the mystical passage where the sun god Ra travels from west to east in the night, so that he rises again in the dawning - a lioness of ancient Egypt lies caged. 
 
Once she stalked the duat by Ra's side, carrying his light in her eyes and battling the monsters that assailed them. 
 
Now, tormented by confusion and her own fury, she longs to regain the unique powers which - inexplicably - elude her in captivity. 
 
Even her own name slides out of her thoughts, while the how and why of her capture escape her memory entirely. 
 
More than she realizes rides upon reclaiming her freedom and defeating her unknown captor. 
 
In this mythic tale of pride and revelation, a fight beyond death delivers one last chance at redemption. 
 
 
EXCERPT FROM SERPENT'S FOE 
 
What would hunt a lioness? 
 
And toward what end? 
 
Her breath came hot in her mouth and heaved her flanks. She was no horse, meant to race from river mouth to first falls. A sprint, not the marathon, was hers. 
 
The mud grew dry and cracked under her paws, grew sandy. 
 
She slackened her speed. Had she outrun that which chased her? 
 
A rattle of the reeds behind galvanized her anew. Amon Ra! That she should come to this! 
 
The desert sand provided easier running as she spurted for the Valley of the Kings. 
 
I will escape my hunter and then defeat him. I, who protect the gods themselves, will do this. 
 
 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR 
 
J.M. Ney-Grimm lives with her husband and children in Virginia, just east of the Blue Ridge Mountains. She's learning about permaculture gardening and debunking popular myths about food. The rest of the time she reads Robin McKinley, Diana Wynne Jones, and Lois McMaster Bujold, plays boardgames like Settlers of Catan, rears her twins, and writes stories set in her troll-infested North-lands. Look for her novels and novellas at your favorite bookstore - online or on Main Street.

Other books that might interest you

  • Beyond: The Stars - cover

    Beyond: The Stars

    Scott Overton

    • 0
    • 2
    • 0
    Three thrilling short stories of adventure among the stars:
    
     
    
    
     
    Node
    Of Thought
    
     
    A spaceship pilot on a solo mission between
    the stars begins to see visions of other people. Are they trace thoughts from
    others who’ve passed that way? It’s not just an academic question when the
    ship’s computer starts to obey commands that aren’t his.
    
     
     
    
     
    Marathon
    of the Devil
    
     
    In a death-defying marathon on a desert
    planet, Eli Marone has managed to get lost. It’s now a race for survival,
    especially when the barren world might not be so lifeless after all.
    
     
     
    
     
    The
    Rift
    
     
    Twenty-seven years after a reckless
    experiment created a vast rift across the galaxy, a survey ship’s crew
    encounters a being with strange abilities and an even stranger disability. What
    they learn will test every belief they’ve ever had. 
    
     
    
    
     
    Praise
    for Scott Overton:
    
     
    “A storyteller of boundless skill…a writer
    to watch.”
    
     
    “A gifted wordsmith.”
    Show book
  • Shopping with Mrs Blakemore - The Blakemore Files #2 - cover

    Shopping with Mrs Blakemore -...

    Olivia Gaines

    • 1
    • 4
    • 0
    The Blakemores are back in this second installment of the short story series where readers learn more about Saxton Blakemore, his family and the reason he stayed married to Odessa. 
    Settle into a comfy chair with your eReader as the Blakemores begin a new adventure under the guise of their newly formed company, Blakemore Imports and Collectibles. In this edition, they are heading into Panama to collect intel on arms shipments being funneled through the Central American country. Their mission, observe, take photos and do not engage. 
    But, we are talking about Odessa Blakemore, aren’t we? There are snakes and ligers, and smugglers, oh my. The Blakemores also make a horrific discovery while making a few new allies. However, it is the new enemies they have made, which may be the death of this twosome.
    Show book
  • In the old Sun (a rediscovered novella by Hermann Hesse) - cover

    In the old Sun (a rediscovered...

    Hermann Hesse

    • 2
    • 4
    • 0
    This carefully crafted ebook: “In the old Sun (a rediscovered novella by Hermann Hesse)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.
    One of Herman Hesse's earliest novels, In the Old Sun (In der Alten Sonne) was completed in 1908 and first published in 1914. It tells a story about 4 very different old age pensioners who, for various reasons, end up in the poorhouse of a small German town.
    Hermann Hesse (July 2, 1877 – August 9, 1962) was a German poet, novelist, and painter. His best-known works include Steppenwolf, Siddhartha, and The Glass Bead Game, each of which explores an individual's search for authenticity, self-knowledge and spirituality. In 1946, he received the Nobel Prize in Literature.
    Show book
  • Beyond: Technology - cover

    Beyond: Technology

    Scott Overton

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    Three tricky tangles with technology:
    
    
    
     
    Once
    Upon A Midnight
    
     
    A woman whose job at a bio-weapons lab is
    to calculate the destructiveness of the world’s most deadly organisms is
    overwhelmed by a personal calamity. And the results could be catastrophic.
    (First published in In Poe’s Shadow, Dark Opus Press, 2011 and Tesseracts 16:
    Parnassus Unbound, Hades Publications, Inc., 2012.)
    
     
    Democracy
    
     
    A small tropical island claims to have
    perfect democracy thanks to technology enabling every citizen to vote on every
    issue of governance. When cynical reporter Jayne Connor investigates, the truth
    is stranger than anything she could have imagined.
    
     
    Shakedown
    
     
    A top gaming competitor seems like the
    perfect choice to pilot a virus-sized submersible through the bloodstream by
    virtual reality. But can the human mind exist in two realities at one time?
    (First published in Canadian Tales of the Fantastic, Red Tuque Books, 2011.)
    
    
    
     
    Praise
    for Scott Overton:
    
     
    “A storyteller of boundless skill…a writer
    to watch.”
    
     
    “A gifted wordsmith.”
    Show book
  • A Weekend with the Cromwells - The Value of A Man #2 - cover

    A Weekend with the Cromwells -...

    Olivia Gaines

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    In this episode… 
    Thurston Cromwell IV understands the importance of family. He is intent upon showing his new bride where he grew up, but over the course of the weekend, he learns the real power of family and what it means to be a man of value. 
    Get ready for a heartwarming read and Douglas in that Spiderman costume as you spend a Weekend with the Cromwells.
    Show book
  • The Ladies Killing Circle Anthology 4-Book Bundle - Fit to Die Bone Dance When Boomers Go Bad Going Out With a Bang - cover

    The Ladies Killing Circle...

    Joan Boswell, Barbara Fradkin

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    This ebook bundle present all four of the Ladies Killing Circle's wicked collections of twisted and witty crime fiction.
    Show book