Book Review: Heir of Ra

Title: Heir of Ra (Blood of Ra #1)

Author: M. Sasinowski




2019 American Fiction Award Winner (Adventure)

2019 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award Winner (Best New Voice: Fiction)

2019 Readers’ Favorite Award Winner (Adventure)

2018 Beverly Hills Book Award Winner (Action/Adventure)

“One of the best conceived and executed fantasy adventures.” -San Francisco Review of Books

Discover the award-winning #1 best seller that is captivating readers worldwide!


An excavation of the fabled Hall of Records beneath the Sphinx unleashes an ancient disease that leaves Alyssa’s father fighting for his life.

As Alyssa races to find a cure, she stumbles upon a haunting artifact–and trespasses into the mind of an Egyptian god.


A global epidemic looms. Alyssa relives memories of an advanced race and unravels clues hidden within the relic, as she evades ruthless adversaries set on exploiting the power of the ancient genes. Then she makes a staggering discovery…

The world is not quite what it seems.


“fast-paced and enthralling… marvelous plot… thought-provoking and ingenious… well-written and engaging story… Heir of Ra is most highly recommended.” -Readers’ Favorite (5/5 Stars)

“Sasinowski creates captivating action and an empowered central character… engaging adventure… combining fantasy, history, mystery, and a touch of romance.” -Kirkus Reviews

“A thrilling adventure for explorers of all ages.”

“I had more fun reading Heir of Ra than any book so far this year. M. Sasinowski has conjured a cast of wonderfully realized characters and set them off on an adventure that spools out at a break-neck pace. Read it!” -Philip Athans, New York Times best-selling author of Annihilation and Writing Monsters

My Review

5/5 Stars

Sci-Fi meets Mythology meets a Suspenseful Mystery in this amazing tale.

After an excavation in Egypt, Alyssa’s father and his entire crew is struck with an unknown pathogen. Desperate to save him, she goes on a quest to figure out exactly what the source of the plague is before it can spread to the entire world.

The characters are very complex and well-fleshed out. Alyssa was my favorite character. She was a strong heroine, smart and reckless and wasn’t afraid to do what she needed to protect and save her father. Her dreams and ambitions made her easy to relate to and cheer for.

Fastpaced and action-packed, Heir of Ra is one of those stories that sinks its hooks in you and won’t let go until the end. The suspense of not knowing who is good or bad makes it all the more compelling. There’s plenty here for all readers to enjoy whether it be the Egyptian mythology, the technological spin about DNA, or the raw adventure. Even the mystery of it all is very well done. Every chapter of this book is enrapturing, and all I can say is I’m glad there are plenty more books in this series.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

Published by Author Kayla Krantz

Proud author responsible for Dead by Morning and The Council, fascinated by the dark and macabre. Stephen King is her all time inspiration mixed in with a little bit of Eminem and some faint remnants of the works of Edgar Allen Poe. When she began writing, she started in horror but it somehow drifted into thriller. She loves the 1988 movie Heathers. She was born and raised in Michigan but traveled across the country to where she currently resides in Texas.

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