Summary: 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. ~amazon.com
Review: Michelle Moran is a masterful storyteller. That is the first thing you should know. The second thing is this novel is incredible. Had it not been for the List Swap Challenge, I would not have picked up this novel on my own. I would have passed this up when browsing through the bookstore. I literally rolled my eyes heavenward when Julie suggested it convinced she was trying to torture me with this nonsense. I was not looking forward to 400 pages of 1351 BCE. In Egypt. With odd names I can’t pronounce.
Final Take: 4/5