Friday, September 2, 2011

Blog Tour & Giveaway- Egypt: The Uprising (Battle for Maat #1)

The giveaway details:
I have been authorized to give away 1 e-book copy of Egypt- The Uprising. I'll make this international, since it is an electronic copy. Just leave a comment with a valid e-mail address. The contest will close on September 7.

Author: Amira Aly

Why is the Arab world in turmoil? What instigated the Spring of Freedom?
There is more to the story than meets the eye...
The very fabric of the world is at stake.

And , believe it or not, your fate lies in the hands of one book-loving Egyptian teen with an extraordinary heritage .

Aya is an Egyptian teenage girl trying to mind her own business and take care of her brother. As their country is swept by the tides of a revolution against a tyrant nicknamed the vile pharaoh, Aya tries to stay adrift. But her blood has something different in store for her.

Learning what the Ancients have always known, She joins a battle for truth and freedom-- a battle for Ma'at.

It is not just a story, however, it is a world-within-world, and a fresh tantalizing outlook on the events in our modern events.

Aya is a 16 YO twin living in Egypt when her life changes during civil unrest in the region. She tries to keep her brother sheltered from the violence, but he disappears. In her desperate search, she finds herself swept up into an ancient battle that has spanned centuries.

The author has combined science and Egyptian mythology into a fast paced adventure. I liked the story idea, but the book was a little heavy on history and science for me. I felt like that slowed the book down in a few places. Once I waded through that, I began to enjoy the story. I was pulling for the kids to succeed in their quest. This is the first in a series that promises to take the reader on an exciting ride. Ms. Aly has a bright future and I look forward to seeing what she comes out with next. I think any YA fans of Rick Riordan's series will enjoy this one.


About the author:

Amira Aly is a freelance writer and editor.She writes articles and blogs focusing on political activism and women condition in the Middle East.

Her passion for Egyptology and admiration of the nationwide unrest events that took place in Egypt on the 25th of January are reflected in her debut novel “Egypt the Uprising.”

She studied Medicine in Cairo University and graduated summa cum laude. She also holds a Public health Diploma from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She lives and writes in Cairo, Egypt.


Normalyn said...

I always loved eqgyptian stories. It started when I watched The Mummy movies starring Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz. I would so love to have this book if given the opportunity. Good luck to everyone :)

Donna said...

This looks like a great book-I love anything to do with Egypt!

Literary Chanteuse said...

I love anything Egyptian! Count me in for this one! Thanks!


Michele said...

Thanks for the giveaway!!

GFC Michele Luker

jmluker at winco dot net

Jessica said...

I love any stories on Egypt! Thank you for the giveaway!

jbronderblogs at aol dot com

Karli said...

I adore Egyptian mythology, so this sounds right up my alley! Count me in!


Krysykat said...

The book looks great! Wow great giveaway.