Title : The Heretic Queen
Author : Michelle Moran
ISBN-13 : 978-0307381767
Paperback : 416 Pages
The Plot :
In ancient Egypt, a forgotten princess must overcome her family’s past and remake history.
The winds of change are blowing through Thebes. A devastating palace fire has killed the Eighteenth Dynasty’s royal family–with the exception of Nefertari, the niece of the reviled former queen, Nefertiti. The girl’s deceased family has been branded as heretical, and no one in Egypt will speak their names. Nefertari is pushed aside, an unimportant princess left to run wild in the palace. But this changes when she is taken under the wing of the Pharaoh’s aunt, then brought to the Temple of Hathor, where she is educated in a manner befitting a future queen.
Soon Nefertari catches the eye of the Crown Prince, and despite her family’s history, they fall in love and wish to marry. Yet all of Egypt opposes this union between the rising star of a new dynasty and the fading star of an old, heretical one. While political adversity sets the country on edge, Nefertari becomes the wife of Ramesses the Great. Destined to be the most powerful Pharaoh in Egypt, he is also the man who must confront the most famous exodus in history.
Once again Michelle Moran manages to engage the readers in a beautiful world set centuries ago. The plot is gripping and the characters are relatable even though they are long gone. The descriptions of the palaces and the lives the Pharaohs led, in itself make this book a compelling read. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and highly recommend it to anyone with a fancy for historic fiction.
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