Nefertiti's marriage to the Pharaoh Akhenaten as his Chief Wife provides her with the opportunity to gain the power she craves, and plunges Mutnodjmet into a world of ruthless political intrigue. She turned her gaze in my dorection, the same dark eyes and willowy neck, and I wondered what she and my son would write together on the pillars of eternity. Ne znam, ali sa sigurnošću mogu reći da je knjiga čisto savršenstvo, po meni nema praznog hoda, svaki događaj je na svom mjestu i svaki je lik savršeno okarakteriziran. I've been fascinated by Mata Hari's story for many years. Her dialogues are passionate, subtle, deep, and memorable. She may have been crowned This particular historical fiction book reminded me a lot of what occurred in the lives of sisters Anne and Mary Boleyn in Philippa Gregory's book, , except with an Egyptian twist.
Plus, looking on Wikipedia, there does seem to be some deliberate artistic licence eg: with regard to Horemheb and Mutnodjemet, with regard to how Nefertiti dies etc…. She approaches every book with the same hope: that she will be filled from the inside out with something awesome that she didnÊ¼t know, didnÊ¼t think about, or didnÊ¼t feel until that moment. Many of the bodies showed evidence of hard physical labor, many had died young, and many had wounds — spear or arrow — in the back. Moran demonstrated unflinchingly the horrible acts women are capable of commiting to gain power over one another through Nefertiti and her dealings with Kiya the Second Wife and her sister Mutny. She is kind and honest individual who has a talent for gardening and an intellect for medical herbs. This was totally a summer beach read - although next time, I will wait for paperback too heavy! A warm wind stirred the curtains of his chamber, carrying with it the desert scents of zaatar and myrrh. Por cierto, he visto muchas críticas de este libro acerca de las inexactitudes históricas.
But when her husband breaks with a thousand years of tradition, defying the priests and the military, it will take all Nefertiti's wiles to keep the nation from being torn apart. This particular historical fiction book reminded me a lot of what occurred in the lives of sisters Anne and Mary Boleyn in Philippa Gregory's book, , except with an Egyptian twist. Sorry, I must not be in line with the New York best seller's list's standards. He might have married his own daughter, Meritaten. Nefertiti's selfishness, constant demands for her own way and apparent willingness to sacrifice her sister's happiness for her own ambitions make her a compelling figure but not a very likeable one.
Prologue If you are to believe what the viziers say, then Amunhotep killed his brother for the crown of Egypt. Weaving a story around a civilization and characters as ancient as these, must have required a lot of research. This was eye rolling in extreme capacity. There are just too many other good books out there that I could be enjoying. What does she do instead? Overall, is this a positive portrayal of her as a Queen? We have all learned bits and pieces through the various excavations of pyramids and tombs over the years, but never have I had such a clear vision of what it was like or what was happening in ancient Egypt, the then leading society in the world. 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. Overall, beautiful writing and heart-rending story for all ages.
I can even see Martin. Nefertiti and Mutnodjmet sometimes seem more like modern sitcom teenagers, frequently squabbling but loyal to each other at heart. Ki Longfellow, author of The Secret Magdalene A stunning debut-I can't believe it's her first novel-what a thrilling read! How does she use her stunning good looks to her advantage? To achieve her independence, Mutnodjmet must defy her sister, the most powerful woman in Egyptwhile also remaining loyal to the needs of her family. There's nothing I like better than a historical fiction that combines history with passionate love, and I am dreading the sequel, since I know that the narrator will have to lose her love somehow in order to end up with the man she does I'm trying to avoid a spoiler here! I am a new fan and looking forward to my next Moran novel. I explain more about this decision on. This could have been very interesting to explore - did Nefertiti share her husband's beliefs, did she recognise the damage he was doing and consciously accept it as the price of her own power, did she try to talk him out of his more crackpot schemes? Le grité al libro en incontables ocasiones también me sorprendió en muchas otras.
It is hoped by all that her strong personality will temper the young Amunhotep's heretical desire to forsake Egypt's anci Nefertiti and her younger sister, Mutnodjmet, have been raised in a powerful family that has provided wives to the rulers of Egypt for centuries. I feel like I just read a Wikipedia article on Nefertiti - one of the stubs that they warn you is incomplete. She's such an obscure figure in history but with the right connections at that time that she seems like the perfect narrator. This got really long and I had to reread your question to make sure I understood it. The book is written from the point of view of her boring judgmental half-sister. You are also absolutely right when you wrote: Mutny is both assumed to be Nefertiti's sister and she is known to have married someone other than her husband in the novel.
It is too bad so much energy, time, gold and slaves were wasted on a family of decadents. For all her unmatched beauty and grace, she nurses cruel ambitions. It was this central idea that for me echoed Mary and Anne Boelyn. But this one brings nothing to the table and I'd recommend skipping it. In 2012 Michelle was married in India, inspiring her seventh book, Rebel Queen, which is set in the East.
I was like 'Wait, why is it called Nefertiti? At times it was very suspenseful especially when the court politics explode in standoffs against the paranoid and ruthless Pharoah Akhenaten. It follows Mutnodjmet the sister to Nefertiti. Amunhotep the Younger has big plans for himself and for Egypt, plans that include changing the entire spiritual structure of the empire from polytheism to monotheism, with the minor deity Aten the sun disk at its center. I miss the ancient world--Egypt in particular. While the story was decent, I was rather disappointed.