The second chapter of Lord Ankhwenefer’s story is one of love, betrayal, and death. The world needs to know this forgotten king’s tale so that the ghosts of the past may finally rest.
Welcome to one of the September 7th stops on the blog tour for the Song of the King’s Heart trilogy by Nicole Sallak Anderson with Goddess Fish Promotions. We’re in the middle of the run for book two, Blood and Chaos. Be sure to follow the rest of the tour for more information on all three books as well as reviews, author guest posts & interviews, and a giveaway! More on that at the end of this post.
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About the Book
Blood and Chaos
Song of the King’s Heart Book Two
by Nicole Sallak Anderson
Published 1 October 2020
Genre: Historical Fantasy
Page Count: 398
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Prince Ankhmakis has left his beloved Natasa for war and treacherous obstacles block his path to becoming Egypt’s last native king. He is the warrior that the men revere, and his orders are followed without question. He is strong and powerful with Natasa on his side, and the fear that breeds in those around him is more dangerous to Ankhmakis than the swords of the Greeks.
Natasa has risen higher in the mystic arts than any priestess before her—and she is in more peril because of it. All she desires is to assist her lover, Ankhmakis, in his quest to take back Egypt from the Macedonians once and for all, but his jealous queen, his plotting brother, and the truest evil in the world want nothing more than to be rid of her.
Natasa and Ankhmakis fight not only against the Greeks but also those at court who will do anything to see them both dead. Together, Ankhmakis would become a great general and Natasa the mystic healer who saves him. Apart, they may not survive.
The prince of Behdet gazed across the Nile River at the city of Panopolis, its bonfires flickering like beacons in the dark night. A hot wind caressed his sunburnt face. He turned to see his enemy’s army spread out before him, torchlights zigzagging across an island downriver like ants on honey, protecting their city with their mighty arsenal of archers ships. He wanted control of the island, needed it, if he were ever to return home to his lover’s arms.
“This war is taking too long,” he hissed under his breath.
“My lord,” Min, his personal guard, answered. “It has been a year. It took our greatest ancestor, Pharaoh Amhose I, nineteen years to banish the Hyksos filth from our lands. Prior to his victory, his father and grandfather also battled for independence. Their line of kings fought for over thirty years to take Egypt unto back unto native hands. Our war is young. Be patient.”
Ankhmakis turned to his friend and captain, his lips curled. “I don’t want this to take three generations, Min. I will not leave this task to my heirs. I will march upon Alexandria and kill Ptolemy IV with my own hands. We should at least be to Memphis by now. Instead we’re in Panopolis, held back by their army. For the second time, the Inundation is at our backs. If we don’t hurry, we’ll be trapped here when the river floods. Such a failure can’t happen again.”
About the Author
Nicole Sallak Anderson is Computer Science graduate from Purdue University, and former CTO for a small Silicon Valley startup, turned novelist, speaker, and blogger, focusing on the intersection of technology and consciousness. Her essays range from AI and Zen to direct democracy to the loneliness of modern parenting (https://medium.com/@NSallakAnderson/pretty-birds-in-pretty-cages-could-the-nuclear-family-be-the-reason-were-all-miserable-46126d573263) — featured as a top twenty story on Medium. In addition, her work on Universal Basic Income has been included on 2020 presidential candidate, Andrew Yang’s, website: https://www.yang2020.com/policies/the-freedom-dividend/.
Her latest project, The Song of the King’s Heart Trilogy, is a series about the last native Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt and his quest to take back his ancestral kingdom from the Ptolemaic Empire. The first two installments, Origins and Blood and Chaos, are available on Amazon. The last novel in the series, Civilization’s End, will be released October 2021. You can keep up with all her latest writing on her website nicolesallakanderson.com or by following @NSallakAnderson on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/NSallakAnderson/) , Twitter (https://twitter.com/NSallakAnderson), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/nsallakanderson/) and Medium (https://nsallakanderson.medium.com/). Feel free to contact her, she almost always answers to any query or comment!
A randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour will receive a $50 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card.a Rafflecopter giveaway
Book One Schedule
|July 20||Literary Gold||July 22||Candrel’s Crafts, Cooks, and Characters|
|July 27||Rogue’s Angels||July 29||The Key Of Love|
|Aug 3||Fabulous and Brunette||Aug 5||All the Ups and Downs|
|Aug 10||Lisa Haselton’s Reviews and Interviews||Aug 12||Viviana MacKade|
|Aug 17||The Pen and Muse Book Reviews||Aug 19||Jazzy Book Reviews|
Book Two Schedule
|Aug 24||Sadie’s Spotlight||Aug 26||Full Moon Dreaming|
|Aug 31||The Avid Reader||Sept 2||Straight from the Library|
|Sept 7||Westveil Publishing||Sept 9||Let me tell you a story|
|Sept 14||Our Town Book Reviews||Sept 16||Author C.A.Milson|
|Sept 21||Underneath the Covers||Sept 23||Cover To Cover Cafe|
Book Three Schedule
|Sept 28||Novels Alive||Sept 30||Don’t Judge, Read|
|Oct 5||Kit ‘N Kabookle||Oct 7||Wendi Zwaduk – Romance to Make Your Heart Race|
|Oct 12||Romance Novel Giveaways||Oct 14||The Faerie Review|
|Oct 19||Dawn’s Reading Nook||Oct 21||It’s Raining Books|
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