The Nameless One by Kathryn Meyer Griffith

GriffithTheNamelessOneWhere I Got It: Won a copy on Eargasms (copy provided by the narrator) (thanks!)

Narrator: Susan Eichhorn Young

Publisher: Self-published (2013)

Length: 1 hour 2 minutes

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The Bennets are Egyptologists and they are on the hunt for the tomb of a lesser known wife to a well known Pharaoh. She was a sensual magic user who was entombed and nearly erased from history for her wicked deeds. However, the Bennets are dedicated to finding her tomb and opening it.

Julian and Laura are persistent, I will give them that. Of course, in our modern day lives, where magic is all but dead, I too would not expect to false into an evil trap merely by opening an ancient tomb. This book felt like the opening chapters to a much longer story. We get just the barest hints of Egypt in the setting and there isn’t really time for sex. I say that because this book is billed as an erotica. (Please note the comments below by the author as she did not write this to be an erotic story. However, I double checked my Audible edition and the book starts with ‘the Nameless One by Kathryn Meyer Griffith, an erotic short story’. Hence my expectations for the level of detailed sex.) What little sex there is, is hinted at in memory or in erotic hieroglyphs on the walls of the tomb. In order for a book to be erotica by my standard, I need at least one steamy, detailed, active sex scene. This book flirts with erotic elements, never fully takes the plunge. Which is another reason I felt this was a good lead in to a more expansive story.

This book definitely has a hint of mystery to it as well. The wicked lesser wife was chiseled out of history for evil deeds, deeds that are hinted at but not defined. So I definitely want to know more about her. Plus Julian and Laura have this lovely committed relationship, both as Egyptologists and as lovers. So I want to know more about their lives and past adventures.

If you read the blurb on this book, then you know that not all make it out of the book alive. Those left alive must hunt the now freed wicked sorceress. This is another reason I hope there are further books in this series. I couldn’t find a series on Goodreads or Audible, though there appears to be at least one other book set in modern day Egypt (different characters).

While this book left me wanting more, it also left far too many questions open for me to be satisfied with it.

Narration:  Susan Eichhorn Young did a great job as the narrator. The story is told through Laura Bennet’s voice and Susan was a perfect match for her. She had no hesitation during the scenes that contained erotic elements. She had distinct voices for all characters.

What I Liked:  Plenty of mystery; left me wanting more; the cover art.

What I Disliked:  Way too many open questions at the end; this felt more like the opening chapters to a larger book than a self-contained story.

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3 thoughts on “The Nameless One by Kathryn Meyer Griffith”

  1. Thank you for listening to my The Nameless One…I don’t consider this revised/later version as erotica (the original was more erotic but the rewrite I toned down because I’m not really an erotic writer…this is more of a love/revenge story…I’ll have to check Amazon to make sure it isn’t classified as erotica as it shouldn’t be. Thanks.
    This was also meant to only be a SHORT STORY (it was originally in an anthology from Zebra paperbacks back in 1994). I do have two ancient Egyptian themed full length novels THE CALLING and EGYPTIAN HEART…the first horror and the second a paranormal romance; neither erotic though. I stopped writing erotica twenty years ago (sorry) and only produced two short stories in that genre. I’ve been writing now for over 43 years; published since 1984. Warmly, author Kathryn Meyer Griffith rdghriff@htc.net P.S. Any other of my 23 novels and 12 short stories you’d like to read/listen to just email me for free copies or codes. rdgriff@htc.net

  2. Thank you for listening to my The Nameless One…I don’t consider this revised/later version as erotica (the original was more erotic but the rewrite I toned down because I’m not really an erotic writer…this is more of a love/revenge story…I’ll have to check Amazon to make sure it isn’t classified as erotica as it shouldn’t be. Thanks.
    This was also meant to only be a SHORT STORY (it was originally in an anthology from Zebra paperbacks back in 1994). I do have two ancient Egyptian themed full length novels THE CALLING and EGYPTIAN HEART…the first horror and the second a paranormal romance; neither erotic though. I stopped writing erotica twenty years ago (sorry) and only produced two short stories in that genre. Warmly, author Kathryn Meyer Griffith rdghriff@htc.net P.S. Any other of my 23 novels and 12 short stories you’d like to read/listen to just email me for free copies or codes. rdgriff@htc.net

    1. Hi Kathryn! Thanks for stopping by the blog and providing some background for this story. I went back and checked my Audible copy, which does have this as ‘an erotic short story’. I made a note above in my review to point folks to your comment. And I would live to try more of your work, so you’ll see an email from me soon. Thanks!

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