When Ani becomes the first apprentice to be Blessed by Anubis in years, she finds herself thrown into a world she only ever hoped to be part of.
Between learning how to an embalmer, being the new owner of a sacred jackal, and a budding rivalry turned friendship with the High Priest's son, Ani has her hands full.
But when she uncovers a plot that could bring the temple to its knees, she has to decide whether to risk her place at the temple, or let the injustice slide by unnoticed.
Can she stop the plot before it's too late?
Apprentice Of The Dead is book one of The Apprentice Of Anubis modern low fantasy series with a romantic (m/f) sub-plot. It follows a new priestess in the Temple of Anubis, Ani, and her jackal familiar. It is set in an alternative world where the Ancient Egyptian Empire never fell, and set in alternate London.
When reading The Apprentice Of The Dead, I could tell that Egypt is a passion of Laura Greenwood. She transports us into a vivid, parallel Egyptian London where Ani is getting ready for the Day Of Choosing. When she's Blessed by an adorable jackal, the symbol of Anubis, she starts her journey in becoming a priestess for his temple. I really enjoyed some of the more technical scenes where Ani was dealing with her mummification duties and uncovering a nefarious operation. The story moves at a great pace with a lot of intricate details that make the world come alive. It's a unique setting done justice by great writing, likeable characters, and Laura's knowledge of Ancient Egypt. I'll be waiting on the edge of my seat for the rest of the series. - Arizona Tape, USA Today Bestselling Author