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The Heretic Queen by Michelle Moran
  

The Heretic Queen

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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.

If you like Michelle Moran you might also like to read books by Karen Harper, Jude Morgan and Colleen McCullough.

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The Heretic Queen by Michelle Moran

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?

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A fascinating window into the past, a heroic story with a very human heart. Compulsively readable! - Diana Gabaldon * Diana Gabaldon * Hugely enjoyable - Daily Express * Daily Express *


About the Author

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.

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Publication date

8th January 2009

Author

Michelle Moran

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Publisher

Quercus Publishing Plc

Format

Paperback
432 pages

Categories

Historical Fiction
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ISBN

9781847247223

Publisher Profile

Quercus Publishing Plc is an imprint of Quercus

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Starting out in a small office in Dorset Street, London, the company quickly expanded, producing best sellers with each of its first two titles, Universe and Speeches that Changed the World.

As well as winning awards for their books Quercus also won Small Publisher of the Year at the British Book Industry Awards and the PLUS New Company fo the Year in the Fast Growth Business Awards.

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www.quercusbooks.co.uk

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