Name: Seth O’Keefe
Hair Color: Copper
Eye Color: Turquoise
Setemple High Social Standing: Popular
Son of Set Social Standing: Blessed; son of Setemple’s hem-netjer (high priest)
Closest Friends: Quant Chang, Ky Petersen
Girlfriend(s): Mandy, Charlotte, Liz, Darya, Shari . . .
Pretty girls. Seth can’t resist a pretty girl. Any of them. But there is something different about Natti. There’s something more than just her exotic looks and British accent that attracts him.
Hanging with the guys. Ky and Q have been Seth’s friends as long as he could remember. Unlike his father, they don’t hold the same expectations over his head about being the future hem-netjer. They just enjoy the benefits of a ‘Blessed’ life.
Control. Since he has so little over his own future, he enjoys the fact that, at least, he can control most of the people around him. Except Natti, that is. Which infuriates him and infatuates him at the same time. He can’t understand how she can resist his spell.
His father, for one. The man is a SOB. He’s always chiding Seth about the use of his power, always taking away what’s his. Honestly, whenever Sean leaves the country on “business,” Seth couldn’t care less if the bastard never returned. He actually prays for it.
Having no say in his own life. His father chose his friends, chose which college he will be attending, chose his future [to become the next hem-netjer of Setemple]. Has no one ever considered that Seth might want something more from life?
Cats. It’s not that he dislikes them. It’s more they dislike him. They’re always growling, always hissing. And their claws . . . Maybe it’s because he’s a Son of Set and they are the children of Bastet?
Quote: “You’re going to fall under my spell one of these days, Natara Stone. I can promise you that.”
“Her mouth parted slightly, waiting for Seth to breathe life into her own body, just like in the story. She wanted him to awaken her senses.”
Their worlds collide in California’s high desert.
The last thing Natara “Natti” Stone wants to do is to start anew at Setemple High School. She wished she had never left London. Yet the brutal murder of her maternal grandmother has made her life very complicated. The only clue related to her murder is an ancient, encrypted necklace Natti discovered after her grandmother’s death. And if trying to adjust to American life is not enough, Natti is being stalked by a mysterious, charming high school senior, Seth O’Keefe, who is annoyingly persistent in his attempts at seduction.
Seth O’Keefe is secretly a member of the Sons of Set, an order that worships the Egyptian god of chaos. Seth’s blessing from Set, his “charm,” never failed, except with one person: Natti Stone. Her ability to elude him infatuates and infuriates him, and he becomes obsessed with the chase. But the closer he gets to her, the more his emotions take a dangerous turn, and he risks breaking one of the most valued covenants of his order. The punishment for which is a fate worse than death.
The adventure this unlikely couple becomes engulfed in could cost them their lives and their souls.
*Note: Content for Upper YA*