Meretneith Book 1 of the Protectress

Meretneith
by Barbara Ann Cerda

A Book review by N.N. Light’s review Jan 20, 2017

really liked it

bookshelves: erotica, fantasy-romance, reviews-by-mrs-n, romance

The world is older than you might think and humanity is on a path to self-destruction. Prophesy states there is a Chosen One who will join forces with Tribal Warriors Meretneith and her brother, Ptah (Egyptian Goddess and God retrospectively) and defeat their enemies, known as the Old Ones.

Saul Ben Izrael is a financial god in his own right and when the wealthy Neith Foundation asks for his bid on the biggest financial project the world has ever witnessed, he can’t resist. From the moment he walks into the Neith Foundation and lays eyes on beautiful CEO Meret Neith, he’s under her spell. She invites him to meet her brother in London, England and he accepts, not knowing his life will forever be changed. He’s the Chosen One and Meretneith needs her brother’s help converting Saul before the Old Ones seek their revenge.

Seductive, alluring, heady are what spring to mind when reading this book. Meretneith combines Egyptian mythology with contemporary fantasy. From the first page, I was consumed with the intertwining storylines and erotic scenes. Cerda blends history with modern day beautifully so I could suspend belief while reading. While it dragged a bit in the beginning and middle, plot-wise, the vibrant characters more than made up for it. A very well-written first book in the series that piqued my interest in reading more.

This book is an erotic romance/fantasy and I recommend readers 18+ due to adult situations, menage sex scenes and relationships.

I received a copy from the author in the hopes that I’d review it.

Favorite Character: Meretneith. I’m a sucker for a kick-ass female protagonist and Meretneith is that and so much more. Seductive, powerful (she’s a goddess) and passionate, Meretneith is all the female attributes I admire in one. It’s no wonder men worship her.

Favorite Quote: “Today she would prove to her tribe and all who would oppose her, that she would be the supreme tribal leader. Every sinew, every nerve had been prepared since birth for this moment. Countless hours in combat training, herbs and grains all prepared specifically to create her powerful body. She longed for the rising of Re and for the battle stage in the deserts of Kemet to begin.”

My Rating: 4 stars

Meretneith’s Four by Barbara Ann Cerda

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Ancient Egypt to the crowded cities of today is the setting for the passions and battles of the 6,000-year-old Protectress.

This book continues the stories of the passions of the grandchildren of the Protectress. The story line and characterization within both ancient Khemit and present-day tells of a desert battle and surprise love. From the boardrooms of global finance and private jets to the sands and mountains of Northern Africa and the Sahara, the books explore the struggles of the ancient warrior Meretneith, The Protectress. Weaved in retrospect, she and her brother the god Ptah relate in stunning detail the evolution of wars. There are surprising undercurrent twists in erotic relationships and LGBTQ romance that makes for an enticing read.

This series of works are unique but in my opinion enjoyable. I tried to keep close to my research on ancient pre Ptolemaic Egyptian time lines while weaving fictional accounts involving strong characters.

I am Excited to Introduce Khalid

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Book 4 of the Protectress explores the coming of age of her warrior grandchildren. The story also relates a new and surprising relationship between Lord Tokugawa Toshio and the desert son of god Ptah, Khalid.

Khalid is the present day offspring of a seed planted by Ptah over 6,000 years ago. Called his desert sons and daughters they were children born to him from females of the human tribes. The strongest and the most beautiful of them and having his temperament became the supreme warrior offspring of the tribe. Chosen at birth by the Protector and brother Merneptah, Khalid became the desert prince. His brother stole the beautiful Egyptian giant’s heart at an early age. His love not reciprocated the unthinkable happened on Khalid’s 600th birthday. Lord Tokugawa Toshio.

Mandated by his family to avenge his brother’s death the surviving heir to the Tokugawa fortune planned to die at the tip of Khalid’s blade. But the Lord Tokugawa Toshio stalks Khalid and finds himself unprepared for the beauty of the desert prince. Khalid was unprepared to meet such untouched youth haunted by the ancient homoerotic paths of the samurai, “The Beautiful Ways”.

A life dedicated to abstinence and the sutras, the stunning young Japanese Lord Tokugawa finds in his enemy Khalid a need that transcends the death wish to a gift of love neither thought possible.

Book 4 continues to relate the struggles of the tribe and its betrayers. Toshio finds himself in the middle of Rachel’s war and in love with the supreme warrior to the Protectors, Khalid.

I am excited to share with you Meretneith the Protectress.

2nd Edition
2nd Edition

This is an ambitious adult fantasy novel, meant to engage the more discerning taste in the fantastical. It relates the evolving relationship between a 500,000-year-old culture and humanity.

This book is genre specific and ranges broad in storyline and characterization within both ancient Khemit and present-day. From the boardrooms of global finance and private jets to the sands and mountains of Northern Africa and the Sahara, the work explores our relationship with the beautiful 6,000-year old warrior Meretneith, The Protectress. She and her brother the god Ptah relate in stunning detail the evolution of wars and surprising undercurrent twists in erotic relationships and LGBTQ romance that makes for enticing read.

Meretneith’s Four Book 4 of the Protectress

Synopsis

Meretneith’s Four

By Barbara Ann Cerda

The Council named the newcomers Meretneith’s Four. The family and tribes called them her beautiful monsters. Turning their backs on eons old tribal tradition, they have come to lead earth into the age of the enlightened, the golden age of the Precession. They are the grandchildren of the Protectress. Over 500,000 years in the making they love whom they wish and lead with one mind.

All things have changed for the leaders of the tribe. The Protectress has come to understand the true values and gifts from her children. The results of the breaking of traditional mating has resulted in the coming of a new powerful daughter and grandchildren with unforeseen powers. The coming of a more formidable time began with her son Merneptah. Book four of the Protectress relates how the grandchildren offspring begin their journey by bridging a connection from ancient past and the god Ba’al to now.

The first to come was Joshua. Born of a human female and son of the Protectress, he was raised tribe and taught gifts of extreme subterfuge. Then there is the beauty Asherah. A daughter born to Meretneith, the Protectress and Saul the Chosen One. The seven foot hourglass warrior with fiery red hair is perhaps the greatest Protectress the earth has ever known. Seth arrived during the first betrayal and was the first born male to Aisha and the Ptah a’ Tanen, Merneptah. His powers transform the deserts into a weapon of mass destruction. Second male born to the Ptah a Tanen is Obadiah. Before the pyramids the god Ba’al foretold that he would be the strongest of the brood. Obadiah calls up sea storms and command the winds of earth. Taught from birth to be supreme weapons, they are Meretneith’s Four.

A blend of human and tribe they are the strongest expression of the Ma ’at, the laws of balance, order, harmony, law, morality, and justice, they continue the saga of the Protectress.

The Coming of Seth Book 3 of the Protectress

We understood their kindnesses and love over 65,000 years ago, long before man made time. Mimicking their old ways destroyed by great floods and land shifts. They taught us how to live when “Khemit” was lush green even to the time when it turned to vast lands of sand. They became stewards of the man-kind and kept close to their hearts the promise. The promise made thousands of years before the building of the ziggurat with the face of the woman Tefnut; the Greeks called the Sphinx. They planned the blending of our races to make supreme beings to live within the balance of the universe.

So long ago, we forgot the laws of the Ma’at…and the phases of universe. The ancient Hindu named these phases the “yugas”, the ancients of Egypt the Precession of the Ma’at. For tens of thousands of years their teachings have become meaningless dogmas and most of us no longer recognize the tribe’s presence among us. They have not forgotten their promise. The blending of the two tribes has begun. The son of the Protectress Meretneith, the Ptah a Tanen, has produced a son possessed of all the strengths and powers of the oldest tribes.

His arrival coincides with the cycles of the “yugas”. This is the time of the coming of Seth. He is the first physical expression of the true blending of the tribes that lights our path to Ma’at. This book continues the stories of the Protectress. It tells of her grandson Seth’s arrival and struggles to overcome the treachery of his sister, and of his deep and unusual love for the human brother Joshua.

Meretneith and Merneptah Book 2 of the Protectress Synopsis

Synopsis

“There was such force in his words. She stared back at him wondering if he could see what she was feeling. These words should be coming from his sister. Anat should be here at her side in this moment. Nevertheless, it was her son’s words of death dealing. Looking into his exquisite face, Meretneith felt conflicted. Yet there was joy in the acknowledgement of his strength.” – Meretneith the Protectress Book 1

Merneptah is the male who has become the Ptah a’ Tanen, god of all. The ancient Teacher of the tribe Ba’al foretold the coming of the first male Protector that would deliver to the world children that would lead the Human kind into the last Precession; the Golden Age of Enlightenment. The 225,000 year tradition of their tribe was being broken. And yet there was more to come, more than anyone could imagine. Because this would become the era of the Ptah a’ Tanen and his children.

Meretneith Book 1 of the Protectress Synopsis

Synopsis
This erotic fantasy is about a beautiful 5,000-year-old female warrior known among her kind as the Protectress. Meretneith covertly leads the remnants of a civilization destroyed by Earth’s catastrophic land shifts over 500,000 years ago. Her highly evolved culture thrived long before humans walked upright. A warrior that fought in the ancient deserts of Kemet, the beauty now travels the world as a business leader and death dealer in Northern African deserts.

The first in a series of novels that chronicle the events that shape then define the evolving relationships between the female warrior Protector Meretneith, her lovers and humanity. In accordance to their ancient tribal traditions, it is her brother the god Ptah. Until the emotionally cold and beautiful middle-aged giant, Saul Ben Israel enters their lives. He is the Chosen One…come to lead in the war against the primordial evil, the Hyksos or Oldest of the Old.

The Coming of Seth Book 3 of The Protectress Synopsis

We understood their kindnesses and love over 65,000 years ago, long before man made time. Mimicking their old ways destroyed by great floods and land shifts. They taught us how to live when “Khemit” was lush green even to the time when it turned to vast lands of sand. They became stewards of the man-kind and kept close to their hearts the promise. The promise made thousands of years before the building of the ziggurat with the face of the woman Tefnut; the Greeks called the Sphinx. They planned the blending of our races to make supreme beings to live within the balance of the universe.

So long ago, we forgot the laws of the Ma’at…and the phases of universe. The ancient Hindu named these phases the “yugas”, the ancients of Egypt the Precession of the Ma’at. For tens of thousands of years their teachings have become meaningless dogmas and most of us no longer recognize tribe’s presence among us. They have not forgotten their promise. The blending of the two tribes has begun. The son of the Protectress Meretneith, the Ptah a Tanen, has produced a son possessed of all the strengths and powers of the oldest tribes.

His arrival coincides with the cycles of the “yugas”. This is the time of the coming of Seth. He is the first physical expression of the true blending of the tribes that lights our path to Ma’at. This book continues the stories of the Protectress. It tells of her grandson Seth’s arrival and struggles to overcome the treachery of his sister, and of his deep love for the human brother Joshua.

Coming Spring 2016 – Meretneith’s Four Book 4 of the Protectress

Synopsis

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The tribal Council named the newcomers Meretneith’s Four. The family and tribes called them her beautiful monsters. Turning their backs on eons old tribal tradition, they have come to lead earth into the age of the enlightened, the golden age of the Precession. They are the grandchildren of the Protectress. Over 200,000 years in the making they love whom they wish and lead with one mind.

All things have changed for the leaders of the tribe. The Protectress has come to understand the true values and gifts from her children. The results of the breaking of traditional mating has resulted in the coming of a new powerful daughter and grandchildren with unforeseen powers. The coming of a more formidable time began with her son Merneptah. Book four of the Protectress relates how the grandchildren offspring begin their journey by bridging a connection from ancient past and the god Ba’al to now.

The first to come was Joshua. Born of a human female and son of the Protectress, he was raised tribe and taught gifts of extreme subterfuge. Then there is the beauty Asherah. A daughter born to Meretneith, the Protectress and Saul the Chosen One. The seven foot hour glass frame with fiery red hair is perhaps the greatest warrior the earth has ever known. Seth arrived during the first betrayal and was the first born male to Aisha and the Ptah a’ Tanen, Merneptah. His powers transform the deserts into a weapon of mass destruction. Second male born to the Ptah a Tanen is Obadiah. Before the pyramids the god Ba’al foretold that he would be the strongest of the brood. Obadiah calls up sea storms and command the winds of earth. Taught from birth to be supreme weapons, they are Meretneith’s Four.

A blend of human and tribe they are the strongest expression of the Ma ’at, the laws of balance, order, harmony, law, morality, and justice, they continue the saga of the Protectress.