N.L. Holmes manages to effortlessly transport you to another time. If you haven’t read many books set in ancient Egypt you may find yourself needing the glossary at the back. A young Hittite charioteer who serves the King with one plot twist I expected and one that took me quite by surprise. The Lightning Horse was not an easy read for me. I really needed time to absorb myself into the story. It is a book to keep for the days when you can lock yourself away and lose yourself in the narrative. Despite my difficulties reading it, I do recommend this book. It is historically very well researched and the world-building is excellent.
Review by Penelope Taylor August 2021