Truth is the Soul of the Sun - A Biographical Novel of Hatshepsut-Maatkare
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

Truth is the Soul of the Sun - A Biographical Novel of Hatshepsut-Maatkare

4.22 of 5 stars 4.22  ·  rating details  ·  9 ratings  ·  5 reviews
The complete 550 page epic historical novel covering the entire life of Hatshepsut, the ancient Egyptian queen who was crowned king and for more than twenty years ruled on the Horus Throne of the Living as the Female Falcon, Maatkare. The name she chose for herself can be read as Maat is the Ka of Re, which translated means The True and Beautiful Manifestation of the Sun’s...more
ebook, 564 pages
Published October 13th 2010 by Maria Isabel Pita (first published July 30th 2009)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 45)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Truth is the Soul of the Sun is a wonderful biography which I'm sure anyone with an interest in strong women in history will want to have in their library. It isn't a book for quick reading but is a perfect companion for those moments when you'd like to step out of your life and into another just for a little while. Please check it out. Pita's Hatshepsut is, in a word "Magnificent." and the sensuality ain't half bad either. {}:>)

PS the author has included her extensive bibliography for those...more
Jul 01, 2010 Emily rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: people with a working knowledge of Egyptian society and religion at the time of Hatshepsut
I've finished the first section of six in this very long novel. It describes the childhood of Hatshepsut. Though somewhat slow-moving (I'm hoping the later sections pick up a bit), the author has done a wonderful job recreating a world so different from our own, but still populated by realistic human beings. I do have some knowledge of ancient Egypt, and I am sure this book would be difficult to read without it. As it is, I'm letting some confusing details go by the wayside as I read. It is easy...more
Truth is the Soul of the Sun is the biographical novel of Hatshepsut, the female pharaoh who ruled ancient Egypt in the 18th dynasty. It is evident that an extraordinary amount of research went in to the compilation of the book, but it is difficult to present the huge pantheon of Egyptian deities and to translate the symbolism of the belief system to narrative form. The focus throughout the work is continually on the religious/philosophical beliefs of the time with some diversions exploring Hats...more
Cathy Douglas
This is so poorly written, I just don't have the stomach to wade through it right now. The subject is interesting and the author has done her research, so I'll try again another time.
Gail/Ladyvolz Bowman
huge biographical novel of Hatshepsut; extremely interesting and very detailed; recommend to anyone who enjoys Egypt and their Pharaohs
Carilu marked it as to-read
Mar 10, 2014
Barbara Stuart-shy
Barbara Stuart-shy marked it as to-read
Jan 11, 2014
debby pernes
debby pernes marked it as to-read
Jun 24, 2013
Amanda marked it as to-read
Mar 24, 2013
Erika marked it as to-read
Nov 04, 2012
Carly marked it as to-read
Oct 22, 2012
Danielle marked it as to-read
Oct 21, 2012
Jackie marked it as to-read
Aug 27, 2012
~Brandy~ marked it as to-read
Jun 02, 2012
Lauren Sophia
Lauren Sophia is currently reading it
Mar 27, 2012
Beth marked it as to-read
Aug 31, 2011
Astrolabe marked it as to-read
Jun 08, 2011
Kyndall marked it as to-read
May 23, 2011
Sophie marked it as to-read
Apr 23, 2011
Jlyates marked it as to-read
Apr 18, 2011
Tara marked it as to-read
Jun 01, 2010
Allison  Macias
Allison Macias marked it as to-read
Jan 17, 2010
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Maria Isabel Pita was born in Havana, Cuba. Her family left the country when she was ten months old and she grew up in Fairfax, Virginia. Reading, writing and history, especially ancient Egypt, have been her abiding passions ever since she can remember. She attended Florida International University, where she majored in World History and did a double minor in Cultural Anthropology and English Lite...more
More about Maria Isabel Pita...
The Story of M... Bound to Love: A Collection of Romantic BDSM Erotic Stories Beauty & Submission Whips and Whispers A Brush with Love

Share This Book