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Thursday, November 20, 2008

The Heretic Queen by Michelle Moran

The Heretic Queen Loved it, loved it, loved it. I don't normally gush about a novel but I enjoyed this even more than 'Nefertiti' & I really didn't want it to end. It was a vivid, captivating page-turner and I thoroughly enjoyed being immersed in the Ancient Egyptian world.

I have been interested in Ancient Egypt since my own school years then helping my sons with assignments on Ancient Egypt; the pharoahs, the Gods, their customs and burial practices, I have always found their highly advanced civilisation fascinating.

Nefertari, the orphaned daughter of Mutnodjmet and niece of the infamous Nefertiti is an absolute delight in this novel. She is kind-hearted and moral like her mother but very strong and clever without being calculating. I was caught up in the love story between Nefertari and Ramesses the Great, Nefertari's battle to gain the respect and admiration of Egypt and her triumph over her family's checkered past.

I await Michelle Moran's next novel, 'Cleopatra's Daughter' with much anticipation and great impatience!

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Marg said...

I enjoyed this one more than Nefertiti too.

Amy @ Passages to the Past said...

Isn't Moran just fantastic?!?! What a wonderful author to bring Egypt back to us.