A forbidden love within a sacred village haunts her mind and troubles her future.
Even the vision granted to her from the goddess Hathor keeps Tey from the man she loves. Tey does not understand why her mother will not fight for her. She cannot see why his family does not accept her, until it is too late.
Is Tey doomed to live a life with someone else or with no one at all? Can she pick herself up in the darkness of the starlit night and seek her own happiness? Find out in this coming-of-age drama set in the New Kingdom of Egypt.
The Valley Iris is the first prequel of Lauren Lee Merewether's debut series, The Lost Pharaoh Chronicles. The prequel collection continues with Wife of Ay and the series begins in book one, Salvation in the Sun.
"The Valley Iris relentlessly pulled me through its pages...truly riveting and mesmerizing!" - Jessica Barbosa for Readers' Favorite (★★★★★)
"...a heartwarming tale of struggle, love, deception, and resurrection." - Teresa Syms for Readers' Favorite (★★★★★)
"Merewether really captivates audiences in this unique story about coming of age, and what it would mean to do so during this fascinating ancient historical period...highly recommend The Valley Iris for any reader looking to get into this historical fiction period and those who already adore it." - K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite (★★★★★)