I’m a big fan of historical fiction and so I had a hard time seeing how River God is supposed to be it. Rather, it feels like a fantasy novel that merely happened to be set in Egypt but might as well have had its trite plot take place in Middle Earth or something.
I enjoyed the snippets of Egyptian culture that I could catch from a few scenes, but my overall opinion of this book is that it’s simply shallow. Both on its history and plot.
|Somewhat enlightening on Egyptian culture||Dull, predictable plot|
|Dull, superficial characters|
|Feels more like a fantasy set in Egypt, rather than genuine historical fiction|