I recently reviewed Maria Luisa Lang’s The Pharaoh’s Cat and I absolutely loved it. The Eye of Nefertiti is its sequel and is just as excellent!
The cat must free Queen Nefertiti from a horrific curse
The Eye of Nefertiti is both a stand-alone novel and a sequel to The Pharaoh’s Cat. The time-traveling ancient Egyptian feline with human powers returns together with his beloved Pharaoh and his close friends, the High Priest of Amun-Ra and Elena, an Egyptologist’s daughter.
The cat is quick-witted, wise-cracking narrator as well as free-spirited, ever-curious protagonist, and the story he tells is an exotic, imaginative, spell-binding tragicomedy. The cat travels from present-day New York City to England, both ancient and modern, then to ancient Egypt, where he confronts a horrible demon and experiences a sublime emotion. Once back in England, he descends into a psychological abyss so deep only the Pharaoh can save him.
The Eye of Nefertiti interweaves feline and human, past and present, natural and supernatural. It contains numerous surprises, twists and turns, intriguing characters, both human and animal, fascinating revelations about ancient Egyptian history and culture, and an ingenious application of the Tarot and an Italian opera.
Maria Luisa Lang was born in Rome, Italy, and lives in New York City. She has a degree in art history and is an amateur Egyptologist. The Eye of Nefertiti is her second novel. Her first novel,The Pharaoh’s Cat, is also available on Amazon in paperback and in a Kindle edition – Blurb
Once again, we follow an adorable cat as he goes on wild, time-traveling adventures with his friends and family. Just like The Pharaoh’s Cat, this book manages to be hilarious, poetic and emotional throughout. I had a little cry during both books!
Although The Eye of Nefertiti stands up as a novel by itself, I think it would ruin The Pharaoh’s Cat if you read the sequel first. You’re just going to have to grab a copy of each book!
A bit Puss in Boots, a little Angela Carter, but totally unique, I highly recommend these books to anyone who enjoys… well, anything really. They’re for cat lovers, history enthusiasts, those who enjoy a good laugh, even fans of romance! You just need to read them.