Book Of The Day – Formed Of Clay

by Greg on October 18, 2011

Today’s Book Of The Day is also a perfectly rated bargain Kindle book. Formed of Clay (a novella of betrayal in ancient Egypt) by Thea Atkinson has a perfect 5.0 star rating and is only 99 cents!

“Formed of Clay is one of the most vivid pieces I have ever read – sights, smells, sounds were presented beautifully and held me captive. The writing is dramatic and lofty. Every scene was quite powerful.” J.S. – Amazon Reviewer

Formed of Clay (a novella of betrayal in ancient Egypt)
by Thea Atkinson
Rating: 5.0 Stars
Category: Historical Fiction
Price: $0.99


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More than anything, young Sentu wants to learn the new letters of Pharaoh Menes’s court. Born of lowly fellahin stock, he believes his acceptance into the priesthood for study must surely be a miracle of his ka–only those borne of a higher caste are afforded such privilege.

Or so he believes.

He soon learns that not all is as holy as it appears in the privileged world of scribes and priests .

The acolytes suffer under the tutelage of Hozat, the High Priest: ritual sacrifices involve more than mere beasts, they involve anyone who stands in Hozat’s way to ultimate power. Though Sentu is at first spared much of the darkest of Hozat’s secrets, he soon realizes he cannot escape the fate of his ka forever.

When Pharaoh conquers Nubia and takes hostage that land’s powerful sorceress, Sentu’s own world crashes around him, and he has to discover whether justice is more important than forgiveness.

Formed of Clay is a study of betrayal and absolution within the rich world of ancient Egyptian mythology.

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

The author has created characters that haunt you with their sheer human-ness. Even the most villainous men and women have reasons for their evil and manipulate everyone around them to get what they want. The main character, Sentu, is not altogether good or bad. He wants to stay alive, and sometimes must make decisions based on what will save his neck today. It’s a beautiful, heartbreaking story.


Thea Atkinson’s writing can be brutal and quite dark. I found myself cringing at the images she painted in my head. Bravo. I was completely sucked in as a reader. The pages became pictures.


The author creates a fascinating dark tale that weaves together mythology, and Egyptian history into a spellbinding story as modern as it is ancient. The ending will surprise even the most astute.

Get Formed Of Clay here: Formed of Clay (a novella of betrayal in ancient Egypt)

About The Author

Thea Atkinson is a writer of character driven fiction; call it what you will: she prefers to describe her work as psychological thrillers with a distinct literary flavour. As in her bestselling novel, Anomaly, her characters often find themselves in the darker edges of their own spirits but manage to find the light they seek.

She has been an editor, a freelancer, and a teacher, but fiction is her passion. She now blogs and writes and twitters. Not necessarily in that order.

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Thank you for considering today’s Book Of The Day – Thea Atkinson and ENT appreciate it.

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1 thea atkinson October 19, 2011 at 7:41 pm

LOL. JH. You are dabomb! thanks for saying such nice things

2 J H Sked October 18, 2011 at 6:56 pm

I can totally recommend Formed of Clay – a word of warning though, as this writer causes almost immediate addiction, and you’ll likely find yourself searching more of her books out!

3 thea atkinson October 18, 2011 at 5:22 pm

Just wanted to take a few minutes to mention how pleased i am to see Formed of Clay listed. Thanks so much for all you do for Kindle readers and Kindle authors.

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