ZOOLOO'S BOOK TOURS | IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF RA | GLENNIS GOODWIN
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Today's post is all about the third book in The God's of Chaos series, In The Footsteps of Ra by Glennis Goodwin.
“In the Footsteps of Ra,” continues The Gods of Chaos series, and follows the story of Tragen, the warrior, as he returns home to his people in the south with Naunet, the stolen Icon of his city.
Remaining unsure of what will meet him he is reassured to find that some have survived and withstood the drought and sickness which had claimed so many. Thankful that the water again runs freely, he restores Naunet to her rightful place and sets about rebuilding their community.
Nevertheless, his mind is forever on his past actions and his thoughts ultimately turn to the whereabouts of his daughter whom he had so quickly banished. Knowing he must find her bones and bring them back to her family, he sets off on his search.
In The Footsteps of Ra, Glennis Goodwin continues to tell the story of her Egyptian based epic, The Gods of Chaos that was started in the first book, The Gods of Chaos.
With In The Footsteps of Ra, the focus of the story has moved this time to Tragen, the warrior from the City of Lights. Travelling with Anitta, Tragen returns to his home to attempt to find his daughter. However, he finds himself embroiled in rebuilding the City of Lights after the devastation caused by the theft of the icon of Naunet. Setting time aside to aid his people, he remains in the city for two harvests and then sets out on his quest to search for his missing daughter who he banished when the blight struck.
Travelling across the lands, Tragen soon finds himself once again at the mercy of the gods and finds that his quest to seek his daughter is entwined with the gods to stop evil rising once again.
The third book in the Gods of Chaos story is an engrossing adventure filled with the gods and mythology of Egypt in what is an original setting.
Again, the world is expanded as both Tragen and Anitta travel the lands searching for Tragen’s missing daughter, Tess.
I thoroughly enjoyed this instalment, and it was nice to return to Glennis Goodwin’s world. In fact, it was like putting on an old comfy pair if slippers as I settled down to read Tragen’s latest endeavours.
In amongst this, familiar characters turn up and again we meet Gallius and Shuma and see how their lives have developed following the last book.
With the story focussing on Tragen, we get to see lots more of his character and see how he develops, and in addition to that it’s great to see Anitta return as she is definitely one of my favourite characters in the story.
The plot itself moves along at a decent pace and I found myself engrossed in the storyline. I have got to say, this one was more of a page turner than the last book and this time the stakes feel much higher as we see that the danger that is threatening the lands feels much more epic than the last two as all of the cities are in danger, and the events that occur have a far wider scope than the last two books.
I think all in all, this was my favourite of the last three books. It felt more epic in scope and it was nice to see Tragen be in the spotlight, as well as Anitta.
Glennis Goodwin is a British author who has long held an interest in the myths and culture of the Ancient Egyptians. Along with that, the people of southern Africa have also been of interest and in the early 1980s, she was fortunate to find herself living and working in Zambia. While there she became involved with organising charity events through the Lioness Club which helped in fundraising activities for the local community. This she did for five years before returning to the UK in 1987.
In her working life, she has gone from Nursing to Retail and from Academic Publishing to PA, but during that time she never lost the feeling that Africa gave her, and, in those years, she had holidays in both Egypt and Kenya.
In 2004, she aimed to return to her Nursing career and enrolled in New Zealand on a refresher course. Settling into life on the other side of the world, she continued to further her career, met her husband and made her home there.
Sadly, a brain haemorrhage and slight stroke ended her study, but after her recovery, she found herself wanting to write, something she had longed to do but never seemed to have the time for. Returning to the UK in 2017, she settled down at her computer, revisiting an idea put aside years previous, and over the following months, the tales of the Eight Deities of the Primordial Chaos came to life in the story of Malian, the altar tender. Her first book, The Eighth Deity then came into being and The Gods of Chaos series was born.
Now living in a Nottinghamshire village, she has since written Brotherhood of Apep, the second book in the series, and her third book In the Footsteps of Ra is currently being published and is due for release later this year. At present she is working on her fourth title, The Papyrus of Ma’at, which adds to her work.