"We're going to find someone with a nice ship. Someone who doesn't deserve one. And we're going to steal it."
Esper made that promise. Now it's time to make good. The Cult of Ra has a flagship, and thanks to a turncoat in their ranks, Esper and her friends know where it's going to be. Better yet, they know that Pharaoh Ramesses XIII will be aboard. It's time to cut the head off the cult.
The cult knows they're coming.
Two problems, actually...
The Poet Fleet knows where they are, too, and have sent a team to make Esper pay for humiliating their admiral.
What comes next is a battle of trap and counter-trap, deception and betrayal. Who is worthy of trust? Redemption? And will our heroes be able to win the day without crossing the gooey red line into villainy themselves?
It's a thrilling showdown between the forces of evil and the forces of fed up with evil.
Eye of the Pharaoh is the eighth mission of Black Ocean: Mercy for Hire. It follows the exploits of a pair of do-gooder bounty hunters who care more about saving the day than getting a payday. Mercy for Hire builds on the rich Black Ocean universe and introduces a colorful cast for new and returning readers alike. Fans of vigilante justice and heroes who exemplify the word will love this series.
Your copy awaits if you have the will to seize it!
About the Author
I am a creator of worlds and a destroyer of words. As a fantasy writer, my works range from traditional epics to futuristic fantasy with starships. I have worked as an unpaid Little League pitcher, a cashier, a student library aide, a factory grunt, a cubicle drone, and an engineer--there is some overlap in the last two.
Through it all, though, I was always a storyteller. Eventually I started writing books based on the stray stories in my head, and people kept telling me to write more of them. Now, that's all I do for a living.
I enjoy strategy, worldbuilding, and the fantasy author's privilege to make up words. I am a gamer, a joker, and a thinker of sideways thoughts. But I don't dance, can't sing, and my best artistic efforts fall short of your average notebook doodle. When you read my books, you are seeing me at my best.
My ultimate goal is to be both clever and right at the same time. I have it on good authority that I have yet to achieve it.
Visit me at jsmorin.com
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This has been up there with some of my favorites of Esper's adventures. Wrapping up a storyline is tricky and once again Mr. Morin has hit it out of the park! All sorts of threads from across his books are all tightening, leading back to this final point. There were so many things I liked about this book, but I have to focus on something I've mentioned in other reviews; how very much I've loved the character growth we've seen in Tiffany's arc. Since we met her in the first pages of book one, we had no idea what she was capable of. And through watching her grow, how we see Esper reflected in the choices she makes, the things she does and more importantly, doesn't do. I don't think I've even seen a main character shown so clearly through the growth and evolution of a second character. Kubu and Wesley kill it, of course. Though I did like the moment we got with each other them individual, that made us realize that they are more than they appear, even when they are already so much. I wasn't sure what I thought of Ilsa though. She's a complete character, so my uncertainty of her isn't a reflecting of how well she's written, more that I haven't grasped her quite yet. I want to like her because Tiffany likes her, but I'm just not sure if I do. I feel like there's something about her that I don't know yet, and once that piece is reveled, I'll know what to think. But till then, I'll just have to wait! Thank you to the author for a free digital copy in exchange for an honest review.