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  • The Heretic ueen
  • Michelle Moran
  • English
  • 02 September 2018
  • 9780307381767

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Free read ò The Heretic ueen è PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ri 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 ueenSoon 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 betw I struggled how to rate this book In the end I opted for 45 rounded at 5 because a book that keeps me as entertained as it did deserved it even if there were some issuesI must confess after the first few pages I wanted to put this book down and never pick it up again I m glad I didn t I suppose it happened because at first I was under the impression this book is solely a romance and the romance aspect of this book was the worst part of it Nothing seemed natural the chemistry between characters was weak and at the beginning it seemed to be like nothing than a fight between two girls for whom would capture the heart of the prince The fact that the main character was not yet fourteen didn t help to warm me up to this book Nor the fact that Nefertari was painted as smart while Iset her rival as extremely ignorantLuckily it was not about that It was about a girl s fight for her place in history And as soon as she left for the temple of Hathor to begin her learning things started to get interesting In the end it proved to be a book full of court politics and intrigue where all characters had their own secret agenda and their own hidden desires Even if at the beginning I didn t care about Nefertari and her love I began invested in her struggles as the book progressed She was no longer a princess with a love that didn t even made much sense but a girl fighting to clean her family name wrongfully accused someone looking for her rightfully place in the pyramid of things But important than what this book was about is the fact that it managed to keep me engaged to have me turning page after page to make me return to it in every free moment I could find I doesn t matter that there are still things I don t agree with a reader doesn t have to agree to everything a writer proposes to like their book not when those things are not the major plot points of this book And speaking of those there were many unexpected turns I don t know how this book would be received by fans of Egypt s history by those who know the facts very well because I m not one of them But for me who knew almost nothing about that era it seemed like a good beginning to learn something And accurate or not the author managed to create an exciting mix Spoken From the Front 2 yet fourteen didn t help to warm me up to this book Nor the fact that Nefertari was painted as smart while Iset her rival as extremely ignorantLuckily it was not about that It was about a girl s fight for her place in history And as soon as she left for the temple of Hathor to begin her learning things started to get interesting In the end it proved to be a book full of court politics and intrigue where all characters had their own secret agenda and their own hidden desires Even if at the beginning I didn t care about Nefertari and her love I began invested in her struggles as the book progressed She was no longer a princess with a love that didn t even made much sense but a girl fighting to clean her family name wrongfully accused someone looking for her rightfully place in the pyramid of things But important than what this book was about is the fact that it managed to keep me engaged to have me turning page after page to make me return to it in every free moment I could find I doesn t matter that there are still things I don t agree with a reader doesn t have to agree to everything a writer proposes to like their book not when those things are not the major plot points of this book And speaking of those there were many unexpected turns I don t know how this book would be received by fans of Egypt s history by those who know the facts very well because I m not one of them But for me who knew almost nothing about that era it seemed like a good beginning to learn something And accurate or not the author managed to create an exciting mix

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Free read ò The Heretic ueen è PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Een 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 historyNefertari tells her story simply humbly and in a clear voice that will attract readers– Romantic Time I love historical fiction especially reading about women rulers Though I am mostly addicted to reading about the Tudors I wanted to read something differentThe Heretic ueen is the first Michelle Moran novel I read Looking at her other books Michelle seems to have a penchant for Egyptian women rulersThe Heretic ueen focuses on one of the lesser known ueens of Egypt Nefertari who was ueen Nefertiti s niece She is called The Heretic ueen since Nefertiti had abandoned the Gods Egyptians worshiped and instead had turned to a single God something which was never accepted by the peopleNefertari s childhood friend Ramesses II is made Pharaoh Her future is uncertain and bleak She fears being forgotten and left to a life of a lonely temple Priestess This is when Wosertit Ramesses aunt takes Nefertari under her wing She hopes to make Nefertari Ramesses Chief wife Conseuently dramatic events unfold that play a defining role in Egyptian historyEgypt and its rulers have always fascinated me Research into this novel must have taken a lot of time and effort I admire Michelle for that Her efforts show in the intricate way everything has been described the politics traditions rules the clothes the celebrations the art the architecture religion and so onThough The Heretic ueen is not completely based on true events it really doesn t matter because it makes the book intriguingNefertari was a very likeable character You can t help sympathizing with her She is caring intelligent brave strong and determinedThis book is very well written The plot was gripping from the first page itself Every character was well defined Lots of drama action and many tense moments will keep you enthralled The court intrigue the politics and the scheming have been vividly described Michelle makes ancient Egypt come alive in front of our eyesI could imagine everything she described I could feel see smell ancient EgyptI am looking forward to reading her other novelsOverallCompelling and engrossingRecommendedYes To all fans of historical fiction Clutch Forbidden Desires #1 you enthralled The court intrigue the politics and the scheming have been vividly described Michelle makes ancient Egypt come alive in front of our eyesI could imagine everything she described I could feel see smell ancient EgyptI am looking forward to reading her other novelsOverallCompelling and engrossingRecommendedYes To all fans of historical fiction

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Free read ò The Heretic ueen è PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free In ancient Egypt a forgotten princess must overcome her family’s past and remake historyThe winds of change are blowing through Thebes A devastating palace fire has killed the Eighteenth Dynasty’s royal family–with the exception of Nefertari the niece of the reviled former ueen Nefertiti The girl’s deceased family has been branded as heretical and no one in Egypt will speak their names Neferta Moran also wrote Nefertiti and Cleopatra s Daughter but I only read this one Set in ancient Egypt The Heretic ueen is an odd mixture because it felt sometimes exactly like a romance and a sexy one and other times like a historical narrative with some liberally embellished and possibly fabricated history For romance readers it might be a nice cross genre piece since it bridges both worlds For those who like history and only the straight dope this will disappoint Setting Ancient Egypt Thebes at the time of Ramesses III referred to as Ramesses the Great who reigned as pharaoh from 1279 1213 BC POV The story is told by Nefertari whose beloved mother is Mutdodjmet a former ueen According to this author Nefertari is the niece of the dead and yet still reviled ueen Nefertiti Try keeping those names straight Young Nefertari s moldering Aunt Nefertiti is none other than the historically fascinating Heretic ueen 1370 1330 BC the Great Royal Wife and chief consort of the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten They abolished Egypt s pantheon of gods and tried to force a religious revolution a type of monotheism where all must worship one god only Aten the sun disc Moran seems to link this revolution with the zealot Ahmoses Moses When the story begins young Nefertari is about 10 and her infamous aunt is dead but her family name is still muddier than the Nile riverbank we are reminded of this ad nauseum So the courageous and intelligent young princess comes in for a lot of belittlement and bullying We see Nefer attending school with young Ramesses and falling in with him Showing her solid core and aided by her astounding facility for languages she holds her own in the competitive and backstabbing classrooms and courts of the king Her greatest wish is to marry Ramesses But what are the chances with her family rap Nefer does exactly as her wise mentors Woserit high priestess and Paser advise to gain public favor and personal sex appeal so she can become an acceptable candidate for ueen And she does gaining the title of The Warrior ueen of Egypt despite a few deadly enemies who would stop at nothing to destroy her I originally gave it 2 stars because when I read historical narratives I want the focus to be on history and not on sex I save that for my romance reading Butmaybe I was a little harsh The story is fairly absorbing at times The narrative flows much of the time the setting is fairly vivid and the dialogue decent but nothing special There are some moderately poignant portrayals of friendship aging and death I liked the part about learning various languages we have it so easy and the part about finding a way to irrigate Egypt when the rains wouldn t come The many interactions with pharaoh s court of advisors held my attention as did the battles and negotiations with neighboring countries That said too much girl talk gossip vying for favor clothing sandals face paint sex pregnancy labor etc etc IMO it should be shelved as historical romance Not history or biography Probably not even historical fiction The whole book was about a young girl falling in love with the heir to the Egyptian throne and doing everything possible to become his ueen and then to remain at his side when competing wives tried to edge her out There are a few sex scenes Further I thought the author mishandled or at least underplayed the whole deal with Moses and the Ten Plagues of Egypt in effect Moran largely ignored the Habiru Hebrew account while still including a religious fanatic by the name of Ahmoses Moses In sum it felt like an unexceptional romance I have read some beautiful ones and a weak portrayal of a fascinating period in Egyptian and Hebrew history I wanted about Ramesses But this really isn t his storyFrom Wiki Nefertari also known as Nefertari Merytmut was one of the Great Royal Wives or principal wives of Ramesses the GreatShe is one of the best known Egyptian ueens next to Cleopatra Nefertiti and Hatshepsut Her lavishly decorated tomb V66 is the largest and most spectacular in the Valley of the ueens Ramesses also constructed a temple for her at Abu Simbel next to his colossal monument here More details and a few images at