Protectors of Poison (Forgotten Gods, #1)

Protectors of Poison (Forgotten Gods, #1)

by Laura Greenwood, Zodiac Shifters

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Sera is used to being forgotten and is happy to be, even if her healing powers have waned in the years since people forgot her real name.

Everything changes when a minor god turns up and reveals her scorpions are being blamed for a poisoning. Determined to prove her innocence, Sera must take her place as a goddess once more and uncover the plot threatening to destroy her.

Protectors of Poison can be read as a standalone story and is based on Ancient Egyptian mythology.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940156346271
Publisher: Laura Greenwood
Publication date: 11/12/2018
Series: Forgotten Gods
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 406,294
File size: 352 KB

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Laura is a USA Today Bestselling Author of paranormal romance, reverse harem, and contemporary romance. When she's not writing, she can be found drinking ridiculous amounts of tea, trying to resist French Macaroons, and watching the Pitch Perfect trilogy for the hundredth time (at least!)

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Protectors of Poison 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
goldie642 More than 1 year ago
I was offered an opportunity to read this ARC and since I hadn't read any of the series previously but had seen it advertised, I wanted to take a chance. I'm so glad I did. I've always ben enthralled with mythology and this storyline is loosely based on Egyptian Mythology and it's gods. Serket, aka Sera, is a small god of healing working as a human in a veterinarian office. Her magical healing powers are almost completely gone, no longer able to help humans, she does have enough to help with animals occasionally. That's where Sed, the protector of Kingship, found her. He had turned into a jackal so she would help him and then in turn ask her to help the god Osiris who was dying. Are you intrigued yet? I thought so, so was I. Laura Greenwood has taken Egyptian Mythology and wove it through a paranormal romance to make a book so intriguing with characters containing personality traits and quirks that make them humanly relatable, a plot that wove through seamlessly and a slow burning romance that makes you sit up and take notice, waiting to see what happens. I loved it and of course, will have to continue finding these books to see what all I've missed
EmilyP23 More than 1 year ago
Sera was a veterinary nurse working on an injured kitten and, with no one near her, she used her healing powers to knit the bones and heal the abused animal. The vet was ready to begin surgery, but she told him it did not appear necessary. He came into the room and praised her magic touch with animals, startling her that he came so close to the truth! Her powers were too weak to help humans now, so she did what she could for animals. As they left for the evening, a jackal ran in front of Sera’s car! The vet pulled up beside her car. She knew the animal was injured, but the vet could not permit a wild animal into the clinic due to possible disease. So Sera lied and told him she had a friend who worked at the zoo and would take the jackal to him. Instead, she took him home and cleaned the infected wound on his belly. Then she went to bed. In the morning, she went downstairs to check on the jackal but instead found a man! He said, "Hello Serket." She asked him not to call her that, but he was a god as she was and they knew each other by sight. Sed, one of the minor gods, told her he was there because Osiris had been poisoned. He said one of her scorpions from her temple had been used, but she told him she had no more scorpions and her temple no longer existed. Because no one had been to her temple or even said her name, her powers had faded. She still had immortality, but her healing was greatly reduced. He asked for her help, but she said no. Then she reconsidered, but when she came back downstairs, he was gone. Because she is the only one who can save Osiris, Sera returns to Egypt. She works with Sed to find out what is happening, who is trying to set her up, and who tried to kill Osiris. And while they are getting to know each other better, they begin to feel an attraction. Will they solve the mystery? Will they save Osiris? And what will they do with that attraction that won’t go away? This was a very good story. I loved how the author wove the Egyptian mythology, which I was unfamiliar with, into the story. I thought the author handled it all very well, bringing the gods to life so we can know them better. I enjoyed the mystery that was presented. The characters were very likable and I hope we see more of them going forward.
Dss360 More than 1 year ago
I really loved this story. Yes, it is a quick read but it is definitely good. It has some mystery, suspense, drama, and romance. It is extremely well written and the characters are beautifully developed. I loved Sera and Sed together. They have great chemistry and personalities. The story is different with the Egyptian Gods and how they would be in today’s society. It made a very unique story. I would have loved it to be longer just because I would have loved to read more about Sera and Sed. But, the shorter story doesn’t leave you feel like you are missing something. It was definitely worth reading and doesn’t disappoint. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Tricia Herrity More than 1 year ago
This book is based around ancient Egyptian Gods and Godesses, this is this first book that I think I have read with this type of thread. I really enjoyed this book and it does raise the question ‘what if?’ Strong characters and a well thought out story make for a book you have to force yourself to put down.
Cali-Jewel More than 1 year ago
Highly entertaining, sexy, fun, action packed journey filled with danger, mystery, drama and passion.... really enjoyed this exciting adventure with a mitholigical twist. The witty banter, intriguing charters, engaging world and fast passed storyline make this a great read.
ScaroletEllis More than 1 year ago
Protectors of Poison: A Zodiac Shifters Paranormal Romance: Scorpio by Laura Greenwood is a wonderful story. I am so in love with this story it held my attention from start to finish. It is wonderfully written and I am so glad I could read this story and I love the author. I highly recommend this to everyone who love paranormal romances. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Michelle_V More than 1 year ago
This is a quick, well written story with a mix of mystery, mythology, shifters and romance. I love the way the past and present collide with magic and the journey we go on with Sera to find out why she's losing her powers and if she can get them back. I will definitely be looking for more of the Zodiac Shifters books to read.
BossAngel More than 1 year ago
A great story that's the beginning of the Forgotten Gods series on Egyptian Gods by this author. Someone poisoned Osiris by one Sera/Serket's scorpions and Seb was ordered to bring her to Osiris because one of her gifts is healing. As Seb and Sera investigate they find that someone is wiping Sera's name off her temples which weakens her gifts. Who is responsible and can Sera heal Osiris? I loved this story very much since 1. I'm a scorpion 2. Love reading Egyptian myths 3. Loved the characters 4. Clean Romance 5. Plenty of action 6. Well written. I volunteer to read and review this ARC.
AmberMoon86 More than 1 year ago
This book puts an interesting twist on Egyptian mythology, bringing myth to life in a modern world. I loved following Serket as she is forced to figure out what happened to her powers. I also enjoyed the romance with Sed. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.