U strašnom požaru stradala je Osamnaesta dinastija kraljevske obitelji, svi osim Nefertari, nećakinje nekadašnje kraljice Nefertiti. Nefertarina je obitelj stigmatizirana zbog hereze, no ona ipak postaje štićenica faraonove tete i stječe vrhunsko obrazovanje. Uskoro se zaljubljuje u Ramzesa II., i premda se čitav Egipat protivi bra ...more
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I have been interested in Ancient Egypt since my own school years then helping my sons with assignments on Ancient Egypt; the pharoahs, the Gods, their customs and burial practices, I have always found their highly advanced civilisation fa ...more
Moran's Egypt is a backdrop for all the guilty pleasure plot points you know you love - sex, power, violence and true love. And her cast of characters are fabulously self-serving and deceitful in a way that makes you keep reading just to find out what they will do to each other next. Some are mo ...more
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“This is how memories are; what seems so clear and unforgettable at one moment vanishes like steam the next.”
Princess Nefetari( Nefer) is the last descendent of the Heretic monachars of Egypt, the infamous Neferitit and her husband Akhenaten. Their reign was one of fear and madness and as a result the people of Egypt still hate and fear anything to do with them. Their memories have been erased and their names are never mentioned. Their only living remnant is Nefertari. Nefer's life is plague ...more
There are plenty of issues to raise here, a few good but also plenty of bad. The coherence of the plot is noticeably better than in Moran's first effort, "Nefertiti", which felt like a force of nature carried the helpless characters along a raging torrent without rhyme or reason to the conclusion of the novel. This book at least has an objective in mind, and the plot revolves around whether or not Nefertari will succeed or fail in achieving this objective - becoming Chief Wife and exposing the p ...more
The Heretic Queen is the first Michelle Moran novel I read. Looking at her other books, Michelle seems to have a penchant for Egyptian women rulers.
The Heretic Queen focuses on one of the lesser known queens of Egypt, Nefertari, who was Queen Nefertiti's niece . She is called "The Heretic Queen" since Nefertiti had abandoned the Gods Egyp ...more
First of all the book, much like it's counterpart Nefertiti, did not capture the essence of Ancient Egypt. Sure ...more
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Oh, what a novel! I wish it had not come to an end. Every time I picked up the book to settle in for a read, I was swept into the world of Egypt with Pharaoh's and Warrior Queen's. I was impressed by Nefertiti, Michelle Moran's debut, but The Heretic Queen surpasses my admiration by far.
Our story is told from a first person perspective straight fr
Michelle Moran starts th ...more
After thinking on this for a little bit, I think was really bothered me was the theme of the book - you are never good enough for the man you love, you have to change into something you aren't. The main character starts out beautiful, smart, speaks 6 or 7 languages, and is best friends with the ...more
When I first started this book, I initially thought I’d already read a bit too much about Ancient Egypt, having just finished The Visitors, but I think this was just a slow start. Once I got into it, I quite enjoyed it. I did feel that at times it seemed a bit too contemporary in the way people spoke, and while I don’t suppose we have very much to go on to know just how the ancient Egyptians spoke, and if we did have the information, it mightn’t be the easiest to read (even old English ...more
Si hay algo que me salió completamente por casualidad fue leer este libro después de Nefertiti. No son una serie/saga, aunque bien podrían serlo. En este libro la protagonista y narradora es la hija de Mutni, la narradora de Nefertiti.
En La reina hereje nos enteramos de algo que le ocurrió a Mutni que hizo que realmente agradezca haberlos leído en este orden. Y por cierto, necesito comentarlo para poder hablar de la historia, así que si tienen planeado leer Nefertiti ¡paren de leer!
In this book, Moran gives us the love story of Nefertari and Ramesses, weaving into it opposition on the basis that Nefertari (fictionally) was the niece of Nefertiti, and the competition between Nefertari and Ramesses' other wife, Istnofret (dubbed "Iset" in the book), in the race to become queen.
I enjoy this book more, partly because Moran ...more
Moran always knows how to craft an enjoyable story and this one is no exception. However, I did have some criticisms. The characters were a little ...more
This foray into the fascinating world of Egypt's past has a lot more to recommend it than Nefertiti. The characters are more accessible and rounded; the similarities (b ...more
This time we are introduced to Nefertari who is act ...more
Michelle Moran brings me back home in The Heretic Queen. It is a tale of Nefertari, who was hailed as the Warrior Queen by the people in Egypt and was known for her knowledge of 8 languages. Nefertari was the Chief Wife ...more
This story was about the niece of Neferteti, Nefertari. To begin with I didn't even know Neferteti had a niece much less what her name was. The book talks about the journey that Nefertari had to take to become Ramesses The Gre ...more
The Heretic Queen is about Nefertari, who is Nefertiti's niece and Mutny's daughter (Mutny was the MC from Nefertiti). With no family left---her father and brothers died in a fire and her mother died soon after giving birth to Nefer---she grows up in the palace as a princess, playing with Asha and Ramesses like they're her brothers.
Then she hits ...more
Michelle Moran is very good at giving nice descriptions and imagery of Ancient Egyptian life, and while it's hard to be completely accurate about a period we know so little about there' ...more
This is the story of Princess Nefertari, most of the storyline taking place before she became queen. The author took a lot of liberties with the storyline, since there are so many gaps in Egyptian h ...more
THINGS THAT REALLY PISSED ME OFF :
1. If Nefer and Rameses (I'll never get the correct number of s) really had this 'beautiful understanding trusting' relationship, why does she hesitate to tell him the scandals going on in his own court ?? And why does she stop those who want to tell them to him instead, saying "He'll think I sent you out of jealousy." What ?
2. The protagonist somehow came across as PERFECT. No matter what happened, it was NEVER Nefer's ...more
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Michelle Moran is the international bestselling author of six historical novels, including Madame Tussaud, which was optioned for a mini-series in 2011. Her books have been translated into more than twenty languages.
A native of southern California, Michelle attended Pomona ...more