Scorpion Trap by Pippa DaCosta

Scorpion Trap

Given a choice, I’d prefer never to return to Egypt. Isis doesn’t do choices. The old world is dead. Legend tells us the gods are myths. But some remain, like a noose around Ace Dante’s neck. And none are more dangerous than Isis. She demands the Soul Eater return to the land time forgot, break into a newly discovered tomb, and retrieve the skull from the sarcophagus insi...

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Number of Pages:204 pages

Scorpion Trap Reviews

  • ✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans)
    Oct 03, 2016

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    than Isis herself. And that is saying something. I mean, seriously, spoiler spoiler spoiler?! Because Ace

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    , woman! And it makes me want to dance.

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    , undoubtedly, but an ass nonetheless. Now go back to your harem cell while I think of a

    for you.

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  • Pippa DaCosta
    Mar 19, 2017

    Isis and Ace in Egypt? What could possibly go wrong?

    This is the most explosive, action-packed, back-stabbing, sphinx-possessed Soul Eater book to date!

  • Cheryl La Pa
    Jun 09, 2017

    4.5 stars! Absolutely loved it!

    Isis, the Goddess of Light, demands that Ace go to Egypt with her to retrieve a skull from inside a tomb. She can destroy him with a raised eyebrow; he is irresistibly drawn to her and she has an insanely jealous & very powerful God for a husband. What could possibly go wrong?

    Ace and Shu are caught up in the mystery and history of Egypt while trying to ke

    4.5 stars! Absolutely loved it!

    Isis, the Goddess of Light, demands that Ace go to Egypt with her to retrieve a skull from inside a tomb. She can destroy him with a raised eyebrow; he is irresistibly drawn to her and she has an insanely jealous & very powerful God for a husband. What could possibly go wrong?

    Ace and Shu are caught up in the mystery and history of Egypt while trying to keep in Isis’ good graces in hope of staying alive. Ace knows that he is being used, but is driven to find out whom and what he truly is and Isis is willing to tell him if he does her this one favour.

    I love the volatile and dynamic relationship between Ace and Shu. It is founded on hate and the need for survival as they have been bound together for centuries. They know each other too well to try to hide anything from each other. Shu easily sees through Aces lies and calls him out on it frequently. She does her best to keep him alive, even if it is only to save her own hide.

    Ms DaCosta’s creative and vibrant writing brought Egypt to life in my mind. I have never been there, but I could see it clearly with the crowds of tourists, the endless sands, the ancient Pyramids and their magnificent history. I could feel the magic and the atmosphere, and vividly pictured the lush glorious splendour of the past that Ace remembered in comparison to the noisy polluted city with its barren ruins of today.

    This was one hell of ride that left me in shock as revelations about Ace’s past are revealed. And what a conclusion! Ms DaCosta never ceases to surprise me and keep me guessing.

    I need the next book right now!

  • Maria Dimitrova
    May 20, 2017

    How am I supposed to wait two months for

    after the way ST ended??? That teaser at the end is insufficient! I need more and I need it NOW!

    Fow a while now Ace has been trying to learn more about who and what he really is. And it seems that the Bitch Goddess aka Isis has the answers. So when she comes knocking, Ace has no choice but to follow her to the last place on Earth he wants to be - Egypt. Bei

    How am I supposed to wait two months for

    after the way ST ended??? That teaser at the end is insufficient! I need more and I need it NOW!

    Fow a while now Ace has been trying to learn more about who and what he really is. And it seems that the Bitch Goddess aka Isis has the answers. So when she comes knocking, Ace has no choice but to follow her to the last place on Earth he wants to be - Egypt. Being back in the homeland is slowly unraveling the Nameless One's tenuous control. Add to it Ace suspicions of Shu's motivations and our favourite Soul Eater is in deep shit.

    With each new instalment I hate Isis and Osiris more but here Isis really outdid herself! That goddess not only needs to die but she deserves to suffer for eternity. Though being married to Osiris is pretty much the same. Still I don't feel even a drop of pity for her. She made her bed and deserves what she's got. The best punishment for her and her brother/husband is to be turned into ordinary humans with all of their memories intact. Her complete disregard for anyone other than her is monstrous. And she has the gall to call Ace "monster"! Her constant attempts to lead Ace by his dick are getting on my nerves. If Ace ever fucks her I'll go nuclear! Poor guy! I feel sorry for him because he hates her so much and he desires her. It must be a horrible feeling.

    Shu's my favourite character and she keeps shining in ST. Even when Ace is acting like a dumbass she's still there for him. Unfortunately the man has the thickest skull in the universe and his suspicious nature gets in the way. Adding the events from the end of

    , which Isis expertly uses to manipulate Ace, and we get a confrontation that ends up almost destroying them. I always knew that Shu's manipulation of Ace's memories will come and bite them on the ass but now it's imperative that Ace gets his memories back before he does something unforgivable! Sure, the truth will rip him apart but with the revelation at the end of this book Ace needs all the help he can get to remain "human" for a lack of a better fitting word. Because without that humanity he will turn into something as bad as Osiris and Isis.

  • Sh3lly ✨ Bring on the Weird ✨
    Jun 21, 2017

    I think this may be my favorite one yet! Hard to put down. This installment takes us to Egypt, where Isis has finagled Ace into helping her find an ancient skull for her own selfish reasons. Shu is forced to go along with it too, because of the bonded curse and all. They have to EVERYWHERE together (except the bathroom, they don't have to stay THAT close).

    A lot was revealed here and Ace and Shu's frenemy relationship is put to the test bigtime! The stubbornness the two of them each have makes my

    I think this may be my favorite one yet! Hard to put down. This installment takes us to Egypt, where Isis has finagled Ace into helping her find an ancient skull for her own selfish reasons. Shu is forced to go along with it too, because of the bonded curse and all. They have to EVERYWHERE together (except the bathroom, they don't have to stay THAT close).

    A lot was revealed here and Ace and Shu's frenemy relationship is put to the test bigtime! The stubbornness the two of them each have makes my brain hurt. But I love Shu. #girlpower

    I guess I don't have much to say except this was fantastic! It does end on a cliffhanger, but that just seems to be the way these work, and it's not so frustrating since Pippa writes so quickly. The next one will be out within a few months probably. Better be...

    I can't wait to see where things go after this. Wow. It's on like Donkey Kong!

    Buddy read with the

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  • Helen 2.0
    Jun 19, 2017

    In Scorpion Trap, Ace and Shu are dragged back to their home and native land by Isis, Goddess of Light. The world's top evil bitch.

    Once there, they go about angering the gods as usual, this time with some extra grave robbing like a cherry on top:

    In Scorpion Trap, Ace and Shu are dragged back to their home and native land by Isis, Goddess of Light. The world's top evil bitch.

    Once there, they go about angering the gods as usual, this time with some extra grave robbing like a cherry on top:

    Shu and Ace's evolving

    partnership got a lot of attention in this book and

    made up for the distinct lack of Cat. Pippa DaCosta keeps on building their relationship, which is remarkable since Ace and Shu have been tied to one another for five centuries and only now are beginning to consider one another a friend.

    The other central plotline in Scorpion Trap is Ace's ongoing quest to make sense of his own identity and the distant memories he just can't seem to access. We finally get a some answers to the mysteries building up since book 1. Plot reveals had me like

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  • Robin (Bridge Four)
    Jul 05, 2017

    UF Wednesday Reading with my Fantastic Fantasy Friends at:

    This is my first series by PD so I have no idea if they are all this daring and leave you hanging on the edge of your seat at the end of a book but dang I really like the unexpected twist this book took the series into.

    You should ask yourself three questions

    - Do you like Urban Fantasy?

    - Are you a fan of Anti-heroes?

    - Would you be interested in something without Vampires and Werewolves but

    UF Wednesday Reading with my Fantastic Fantasy Friends at:

    This is my first series by PD so I have no idea if they are all this daring and leave you hanging on the edge of your seat at the end of a book but dang I really like the unexpected twist this book took the series into.

    You should ask yourself three questions

    ① - Do you like Urban Fantasy?

    ❷ - Are you a fan of Anti-heroes?

    ③ - Would you be interested in something without Vampires and Werewolves but instead has Egyptian Mythos as the base and some crazy gods?

    If the answer to those questions is yes THE WHY AREN’T YOU ALREADY READING THIS SERIES. Well if you are like me it is just because you have a huge TBR pile and just haven’t made it there yet. Well I’m telling you that all of PD’s other series are totally getting bumped up that list since I enjoyed this book so much.

    . I had a few theories of who/what you might be and I was so totally wrong but in the best way. Now whenever I read the name Ace Dante this happens.

    But I’m getting ahead of myself. Ace tries his best to avoid the gods but ever since he got the reputation of being a God Killer he just can’t seem to get off of their radar and now Isis is trying to pull him into something he is pretty sure might just get him killed.

    Isis is the living embodiment of the cautionary tale of why not to marry your brother. I mean there are a plethora of good reasons why it is a horrible idea but they totally take dysfunctional relationship to a brand new level cray-cray. Isis herself is all over the crazy hot scale and I can’t decide if she is trying to seduce Ace or just piss Osiris off.

    I loved that this story takes us back to Egypt. Sure it is the last place the Ace and Shu (since they are required to go everywhere together) want to be but I enjoyed the new backdrop. PD did a great job bringing the pyramids to life both figuratively and literally. I loved the idea of them holding power and being a living thing.

    Yes I know she has a pitch black soul and in the past has possibly tried to sabotage Ace a time or two and maybe get him killed. That doesn’t change the fact that I love this once enemies, to frenemies to not quite friends but possibly a step up from frenemies relationship that they have.

    It is fantastic that I know there will never be a love interest between them but I’m rooting for an actual acknowledged friendship because who knows you better than your worst enemy. I like Shu and her possible journey for redemption. Looking at her soul you know she has a long way to go but she is a Demon Sorceress so it isn’t like she doesn’t have time.

    , it threw me for a loop and I’m pretty worried about Ace. But I’m even more excited to see what kind of vengeance he is going to reign down. There are some Gods that need a lesson and I’m looking to Ace Dante to see if he can make them pay and still keep a shred of humanity. The Jury is definitely out on that until August.

  • Choko
    Jul 06, 2017

    Wow! We just got another very Pippa type of book! We should be used to it by now - nothing ever goes quite the way you think it would, and this is exactly why we keep coming back for more. You always expect that there is more than could meet the eye, but even with your whole being prepared for the catch, Pippa DeCosta still manages to outmaneuver you and she always has another trick up her sleeve...

    Ace and Sh

    Wow! We just got another very Pippa type of book! We should be used to it by now - nothing ever goes quite the way you think it would, and this is exactly why we keep coming back for more. You always expect that there is more than could meet the eye, but even with your whole being prepared for the catch, Pippa DeCosta still manages to outmaneuver you and she always has another trick up her sleeve...

    Ace and Shukra, our resident bound Demon-Witch, once again get pulled into the games of Isis and Osiris, the most bored, self-involved and despicable Egyptian G-ds, still living among us. My friend Robin is right, if nothing else (and there are a ton of good reasons not to) discourages you from marring a sibling, those two's travesty of love and marriage should be the poster children of not doing it!!!! Add to this unlimited power, crazy embedded in their genetic code, and life span of infinity, and you can see how they might think that all around them are like annoying fleas on their luxurious pelts... It does not bode well for the flees, once they get noticed... Isis even attempted to play to our human emotions at one point.... Hmmmm....

    So, the twisted bitch Isis, has obviously created some plans for her eternally beloved brother/husband, and she is looking for a fitting victim, hmm, partner, to pin those on, or rather, assist her with:) For whatever reason and by throwing in the bate that she will let him know who he truly is once they are done, Isis gets Ace Dante, The Nameless One, to come with her back to the Old Land, Egypt. The land is beautiful and magic crackles just under the sand, titillating with memories just out of reach. Ace is awakened to feelings he cannot understand, not congruent with whom he believes himself to be... And being off kilter, Isis finds ways to make his life miserable, the vicious viper! And as much as he is unhappy about Shukra"s meddling, he knows he more than once got away from mortal danger because of the multifaceted demon-witch. I love Shu! In case someone has missed it by now, she is my favorite character and I will come back and ask for more as long as she is in the picture - she makes this world full of darkness a bit more bearable and hopeful. It is a very sad commentary on the state of G-ds, when the lonely demon with dubious motives is the one who becomes the beacon of hope for humanity.

    The writing in this series is the best that Pippa DeCosta has delivered up to date! She has tighten her prose, her plots have become more purposeful, and the length of the books is perfect - a bit on the short side, but filled to the top with action and intrigue. I love that she has gotten to the point where she lets the action of the characters to show us who they are, instead of falling into the trap of explaining them to us. Overall, this is becoming a must-read series for all UF fans and those who like some Pulp-Noir:) I can't wait for the next installment and have already pre-ordered it:)

    Now I wish you all Happy Reading and may you always find what you need in the pages of a good Book!!!


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