Friday, 28 March 2014

The Heretic Queen

Currently reading "The Heretic Queen" by Michelle Moran. Love the way she writes, it feels as if you are a part of the whole story. 

I am quiet fascinated with the history of Eygpt. It's interesting to know the facts, in the olden era how queens and princess use to live their lives. Their way of dressing, the way they use to carry themselves, their attitude, tantrums and so on..... and then it makes me imagine if I would have been princess how would life be, living in that era (funny isn't it... well that's my imagination :)) I can think of all crazy things he he he. 

I just love this book, have read it earlier, reading it again. If you love reading historic fiction then I would highly recommend this book. Trust me you would love it too. The history, politics and the story itself keeps you engrossed and wanting for more. At the end, you know lot of things written are true and rest of course is fiction.

Detailed Synopsis

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 their names. A relic of a previous reign, Nefertari is pushed aside, an unimportant princess left to run wild in the palace. But this changes 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’s history, they fall in love and wish to marry. Yet all of Egypt opposes 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 in Egypt, he is also the man who must confront the most famous exodus in history.

Sweeping in scope and meticulous in detail, The Heretic Queen is a novel of passion and power, heartbreak and redemption.

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