A good mixture of history and imagination brings alive the story of Nefertari, the niece of Queen Nefertiti. Historical detail sweeps you up in the pomp and grandeur of the Egypt of this time and the story is a compelling read of power, politics and passion. A great page turner full of interesting historical detail.
When Nefertari's entire family is killed in a fire, she's left to grow up alone, a spare princess in the palace of the new Pharaoh. Her young life is overshadowed by the past - the name of her infamous aunt, Nefertiti, the Heretic Queen, still strikes terror into the hearts of Egyptians. So, when she finds herself falling in love with the young Pharaoh, Ramesses, she knows it's not going to be easy to win his heart. But when the Pharaoh's aunt takes Nefertari under her wing and begins to educate her in the ways to gain a man's attention - and hold it - marriage to him seems within her reach. Yet, even as Ramesses declares his love for her, she knows there's more work to be done.
If she's to be queen, all of Egypt must recognise her worth and overcome her connection to the dark, heretical days of the past. Ramesses will face challenges from all sides: war, drought, conquest and the determination of a man named Ahmoses will all threaten his reign. Could Egypt's rulers, and more importantly her people, ever allow him to marry the woman he loves, let alone make her his Queen?
Publication date: 08/01/2009
Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
|Publication date:||8th January 2009|
|Publisher:||Quercus Publishing Plc|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction,|
Michelle Moran was born in California. While getting her Masters at Claremont Graduate University, Michelle published her first historical novel, Jezebel. She has traveled around the world - including to Israel, where she participated in an archaeological dig that inspired her to begin writing historical fiction. She lives in Southern California.More About Michelle Moran