A National Bestseller!“Meticulously researched and richly detailed . . . an engrossing tribute to one of the most powerful and alluring women in history.” –Boston GlobeNefertiti and her younger sister, Mutnodjmet, have been raised in a powerful family that has provided wives to the rulers of... show more
A National Bestseller!“Meticulously researched and richly detailed . . . an engrossing tribute to one of the most powerful and alluring women in history.” –Boston GlobeNefertiti and her younger sister, Mutnodjmet, have been raised in a powerful family that has provided wives to the rulers of Egypt for centuries. Ambitious, charismatic, and beautiful, Nefertiti is destined to marry Amunhotep, an unstable young pharaoh. It is hoped that her strong personality will temper the young ruler’s heretical desire to forsake Egypt’s ancient gods.From the moment of her arrival in Thebes, Nefertiti is beloved by the people but fails to see that powerful priests are plotting against her husband’s rule. The only person brave enough to warn the queen is her younger sister, yet remaining loyal to Nefertiti will force Mutnodjmet into a dangerous political game; one that could cost her everything she holds dear.
Publish date: May 27th 2008
Publisher: Broadway Books
Pages no: 480
Edition language: English
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, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Romance
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, Egyptian Literature
Intriguing, but around the halfway mark becomes a bit meh3.5
It's not a bad book, but it's not Pauline Gedge. Narrator here is too much of a prefect princess.
Ambition, greed and treachery abound in this telling of the controversial Pharaoh Amunhotep and his consort, Nefertiti. Together they turned Egypt on her head (and quite possibly the pharaohs in their tombs), as they committed heretical acts against the prevailing political and religious dictates o...
"And what do you think information can do?" I called after him. "In the wrong hands," he replied over his shoulder, "it can do anything." Thankfully this book was from the point-of-view of Nefertiti's sister, Mutnodjmet, because based on the portrayal of Nefertiti in this book if it had been from h...
Being as big of an Ancient Egypt fan as I am a Tudor fan I had lofty expectations for this book, and was blown away by how well written it was. Nefertiti becomes Queen to one of the craziest Pharaoh's Egypt has seen and raises herself up higher than any women ever had. The story follows her through ...