Title: The Heretic Queen: Heiress of Misfortune, Pharaoh's Beloved
Author: Michelle Moran
Review by Kirthi
Summary by Book Flap
"The Heretic Queen is a real page-turner! A heady, ancient Egyptian brew of magic and mystery; history, murder, and palace intrigue as well as romance. I read this entralling novel in one sitting"-Susan Fraser King
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-all 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 thier names. A relic of a previous reign, Nefertari is pushed aside, an unimportant princess left to run wild in the palace. But this changed 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 history, they fall in love and wish to marry. Yet all of Egypt opposed 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 of Egypt, he is also the man who must confront the most famous exodus in history.
Written in careful, intricate detail, this book taught be much of Ancient Egypt. The characters are real, and I felt like I was Nefertari! Being one of the best historical fiction book I've read all year, I recommend this to everyone, but I also have to warn you people under 18, there are some parts that are "inappropriate" so watch out!
If there are any other historical fiction books that you think I might like, please tell me!