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Nefertiti. One of Egypt's greatest queens. She must have been an extraordinary woman. Right?
Well, not according to the author. In Michelle Moran's novel, Nefertiti is basically the ancient equivalent of Kim Kardashian.
She was beautiful, so she must have been very shallow. According to the author, Nefertiti was a very ruthless woman who was power hungry and cared far too much about her outward appearance. It must be true! If there's one thi ...more
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Firstly, thematically. For as much as this was a novel of sisters, it was a novel of rivals. Moran demonstrated unflinchingly the horrible acts women are capable of commiting to gain power over one another through Nefertiti and her dealings with Kiya ...more
Zanimljivo je čitati o stvarnim osobama koje su postojale gotovo 3000 godina unazad.
Nisam imala pojma da je Nefertiti bila toliko jaka žena sve dok ni ...more
This was totally a summer beach read - although next time, I will wait for paperback (too heavy)! I felt like it was just ALL dialogue ALL the time - the author never went into too much detail in her description of places, people, etc (this reminds me of my high school English teachers constantly telling us to "show, not tell" in our writing) ...more
The story of Nefertiti and Akhenaton, two of Ancient Egypt's most emblematic leaders was always one of my favorites. Perhaps because of this, I had very high expectations for this book... and in the end, they weren't met.
According to several summaries I've read about this book, "Nefertiti" tells the story of the Royal (or First) Wife of Pharaoh Akhenaton and it's also somewhat biographic. I was always a little dubius about the "biographic nature" of the book, a ...more
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, The Other Boleyn Girl, except with an Egyptian twist. It's easy to picture 1351 BC from Moran's vivid descriptions and use of various Egyptian words. This is Moran's version of Nefertiti's tale, told through the eyes of her younger sister, Mutnodjmet. For the most part, everything that occurs regarding Nefertiti is assumed. She may have been crowned...more
This story is told in first person by Mutny, Nefertiti's younger sister. As a character Nefertiti has been portrayed as a beautiful and passionate woman, who will go to any lengths to get what she wants. There are many characters in this novel and I must confess ...more
And as the author Michelle Moran puts it
Whatever the truth, that night the crown prince, Tuthmosis, dies, and a new crown prince rose to take his place.
Thus begins the story of greed, unlimited power, dirty politics and one family’s journey into royalty.Nefertiti is chosen by Amunhotep’s mother and her aunt as his wife an ...more
This. Was. Amazing.
Nunca, nunca pensé que esta historia me iba a gustar TANTO. Siempre me ha encantado la historia del Antiguo Egipto, y si bien este no es un libro de historia, sino un ficción histórica, me encantó de principio a fin.
Debo decir que este libro no fue lo que me esperaba, empezando porque está narrado desde el punto de vista de la hermana de Nefertiti, no de Nefertiti misma. Cuenta la historia a partir de que Nefertiti se cas ...more
Although her character portrayal was good, she never really made me SEE Egypt. It also lacked the one thing every other "meticulously researched" book on ancient Egypt lacks. No one ever> uses the actual Kemetic names of cities or gods. If it was s ...more
Why have I waited so long to read this book? No need for a lengthy review. I don't have anything to say that isn't already said in the thousands of reviews this book has. I devoured this book in about 24 hours. It was addicting.
"Mutnodjmet, The Chief Wife's Sister."
If your able to endure the entire story, you will become well acquainted with that phrase. You never get to really know Nefertiti, or what she is thinking, but you do get to witness one whiny temper tantrum after another. I lost count how many times Mutnodjmet had to break down and cry.
Strangely Pharaoh's court seems to lack physicians until 13 year old Mutnodjmet arrives with her knowledge of healing ...more
While the plot of the story was interesting, a lot of the characters became more annoying than anything as the story went on. I became less and less interested in Nefertiti's struggle to cope with her eccen ...more
So this story follows Nefretiti and her family as she is wed to the Pharoah. With the looming threat of war just beyond the boarders and a leader who is going against everything the people of Egypt believe in makes it difficult to keep your family safe. Incredibly descriptive and beautifully laced with accurate historic facts. This book stands out in a crowd for sure. The only issue I had was getting use to the slow pacing of this book. It's historical fic ...more
Nefertiti could be quite the drama queen, but I will say this:
She is the most bad-ass queen I've read about. The great Orange One would pee his pants if he ran into her, cause she'd make his life miserable.
Review coming soon!!!
The writing was good and I especially enjoyed the second half of the book when Nefertiti had moved ahead from trying to win the king's affection to remain in power. In that respect, this book was far ah ...more
Take away the historical references, and you've got a good story. The interactions between the two sister, was a very good stor ...more
When I read well-written novels of ancient Egypt, such as the one mentioned above, or Margaret George's The Memoirs ...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