Sunday, May 6, 2012
The Heretic Queen by Michelle Moran
Following close on the heels of Nefertiti, this book tells the story of Nefertari, the daughter of Mutnodjmet, sister of Nefertiti (and the narrator of Nefertiti). Raised in the palace after the death of her family in a tragic palace fire, Nefertari is a dear friend to the crown prince, Ramesses. However, she is always shrouded with the shame of her aunt's disgrace as a heretic, and finds it nearly impossible to come out from under this disgrace. nDeeply in love with the prince, she uses intrigue and romantic whiles to win her way into marriage...but can she manipulate the hearts of the people to turn toward her so that she can win the coveted position of Chief wife, or would such a move cause rebellion?
As can be expected from Michelle Moran, this is another meticulously researched book that is a fascinating read from cover to cover.