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: July 10th 2007
Publisher: Broadway Books
Pages no: 482
Edition language: English
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, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Romance
, African Literature
, 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...
I don't think this book is one of the best literary books in existence, and I'm not sure if I would recommend it to other people. However, I really did love reading this book. I read it way past my bedtime and could not put it down. "I'm just going to read for 30 minutes," I told myself. Yes, I read...