I don’t get the opportunity to do this very often, so allow me to savor the words for a moment: I found a new review of The Lion of Cairo, posted August 14th in the Portland Book Review (Portland, OR).  In part, the reviewer says:

“Deeply influenced by The Arabian Nights, Oden pays homage to historical places time periods filled with intrigue and mystery. Oden’s imagery rich and vivid prose could easily be turned into a block buster movie script. The story’s female characters are brave, bold and decisive. They commit fully to making decisions and sacrifices that will ensure the safety of the rightful ruler. Women play integral roles in this story’s outcome. And what an outcome it is! Prepare yourself for an epic battle that will decide the fate of Egypt.”

Read the full review here.

Generally, The Lion of Cairo was overlooked by reviewers (and, based on my royalty statement, by readers, alike), so it’s always a pleasure to see it mentioned.


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