Friday, February 5, 2010
Nefertiti by, Michelle Moran~Review
Nefertiti by, Michelle Moran
Nefertiti and her younger sister, Mutnodjmet, have been raised in a powerful family that has provided wives to the rulers of Egypt for centuries. Ambitious, charismatic, and beautiful, Nefertiti is destined to marry Amunhotep, an unstable young pharaoh. It is hoped that her strong personality will temper the young ruler’s heretical desire to forsake Egypt’s ancient gods.
From the moment of her arrival in Thebes, Nefertiti is beloved by the people but fails to see that powerful priests are plotting against her husband’s rule. The only person brave enough to warn the queen is her younger sister, yet remaining loyal to Nefertiti will force Mutnodjmet into a dangerous political game; one that could cost her everything she holds dear.
This book was very well written I couldn't put it down I read it in 2 sittings! Michelle Moran brings you to the past and you don’t want to leave. I savored every moment in this book and was so sad when it ended. The story of Nefertiti is told from her sister’s perspective which I really enjoyed because I think it wouldn’t have been such a great story if told from Nefertiti’s perspective. The characters are all fully developed from the nurse to the Pharaoh and everyone in between. Just an all around Great Book. Highly recommend to anyone who has an interest in Egypt or historical fiction!