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The Last Heiress: A Novel of Tutankhamun's Queen

3.92  ·  Rating Details ·  306 Ratings  ·  20 Reviews
Beside the Golden Pharaoh Tutankhamun was a woman whose words were buried with her in the sands of the Valley of the Kings. She was the wife of two pharaohs, and a born princess. She was the last surviving daughter of the famed beauty Nefertiti. She bore children to sit on the throne of Egypt. Together with her husband, she brought prosperity back to her wounded nation. ...more
Paperback, 584 pages
Published September 17th 2010 by Authorhouse
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Lisa
Dec 04, 2012 Lisa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Ankhesenamun fans.
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Jill Myles
Apr 09, 2014 Jill Myles rated it it was amazing
WHAT IS THIS COVER ON GOODREADS. I CAN'T EVEN. (thank god the author changed it)

So, despite my reading lists, I'm not a super super huge fan of the whole Amarna period, because I feel like it's been covered to death (unless someone wants to write me some dirty dirty Horemheb/Mutnodjmet romance, cause they are my historical OTP for no good reason at all). This book is about Ankhesenpaaten/Ankhesenamun, the wife of Tutankaten/Tutankhamun.

I thought the author did a great job with the research. Lik
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Stephanie
May 02, 2014 Stephanie rated it really liked it
I REALLY liked this book!! I love pretty much anything Egyptian, so this was so up my ally. The book follows Ankhesenamun from about the age of 5 until the age of about 22. If you don't know, she was married to the famous Tutankhamun. It starts out in the Armana period, where her father, Akhenaten, and her mother, Nefertiti, ruled. Then it goes into how her and Tut change everything back to the original gods and their life together until his death, and what happens after his death.

I am such a s
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Jennifer
Jun 28, 2014 Jennifer rated it liked it
This is an interesting novel of the little known Egyptian Queen Ankhesenamun, daughter to Nefertiti and wife to her half-brother Tutankhamun.
Ankhesenamun was born into a unique period of Egyptian history in which her father Akhenaten's monotheistic cult tried to purge Egypt of it's many Gods in favor of worshipping Aten, a Sun God. Having read novels about Nefertiti and Akhenaten before I was familiar with the period of history that we find ourselves in at the beginning of the book. What I foun
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Hannah Kim
Oct 13, 2016 Hannah Kim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Firstly the reason this can never get five stars for me: the sheer number of easily avoidable spelling mistakes. Maybe it was just the edition I read or maybe this was first self-published (I know proof reading your own work can be a eyeball mutilating task) but it really annoyed me as I read.

There I was, fully engrossed in the telling of this complex, nail biting tale of intrigue and tension and then BAM a spelling mistake which draws me right out of my little zone and makes my mind wander down
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Lauralee
Everyone knows about Egypt’s famous pharoah, King Tutankhamun. However, few know about King Tut’s queen, Ankhesenamun. This novel, chronicles the life of Queen Ankhesenamun and also the reign of four pharaohs. She was the daughter of Pharaoh Akhenaten and Nefertiti. Despite being a princess, Ankhesenamun was lonely. Because of her royal blood, men would use her as a pawn for becoming pharaoh. However, one pharaoh only loves her as she is, and that is King Tutankhamun. Together, Queen ...more
Ms. Please Pass The Books
Feb 17, 2015 Ms. Please Pass The Books rated it really liked it
I won't go into a synopsis because you can read those yourself in the book description. For $3 this was a fantastic read, a treasure of period detail and excellent character developement. I agree with a prior reviewer that King Tut was often referred to as some sort of hunky guy, when in fact we now know him to be a bit of a skinny kid based on his mummy analysis. I was also slightly shocked that it included the birth of a son (which is highly doubtful), but given the limited information on the ...more
LiZi Bruklinsk
Мне с малых гадов интиресавало всё интиресное непозноное фантастическое ... кагда я расказывала о своих мыслях подругам они подоброму смеялись и радовались за мои амбиции. Знаете кагда в тебя верят близкие люди ты не имеешь право ошибаться. Я в школе получала одни пяторки мне было стыдно перед друзями. Они знали мои силы мой типо потенцыал. И если я стала бы хуже знасит это уже не я. Жизь без близких и любимых друзей и подруг . Нет. Я бы не смогла. Горе горе печаль. Друзя я вас люблю полюбому. ...more
Jessica Miller
Nov 21, 2015 Jessica Miller rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I ended up loving this book at the end of it but while I was reading I thought maybe I made a mistake. I didn't really like ankhesenamun and I didn't think the author did a good job of making her seem personal. I read this right after I read daughter of the gods by Stephanie thorton which I was crazy about. I think the issue was she was really young so the point of view was just whiney and annoying
Gemna
Jun 19, 2015 Gemna rated it really liked it
I was annoyed at the beginning of this book because the characters were very young children who were ridiculously precocious. As the book continued and the characters aged, this ceased to be a problem and I began to enjoy the writing. I have to give the author major props because she had me cheering so much for Tutankhamun and Ankhesenamun that I completely forgot they were half-siblings.

Cross-posted on Gemna's Book Gems.
Kathleen A. Danahy
Good story interesting period in history

I thought the story interesting and the author's description of life in ancient Egypt felt true. However there are numerous grammatical errors that are distracting.
Kay
Mar 18, 2015 Kay rated it it was amazing
Absolutely terrific..Makes me want to see Egypt again. I wish there were more books on this subject. Tut's queen is little known about in History- but Ms. Liaci makes her a little bit more relatable (and Knowable!) in her wonderful book.
Lisa Lively
Oct 08, 2013 Lisa Lively rated it it was amazing
I love historical fiction but this was the first book I've ever read that didn't take place in France or England....and I was not disappointed, this was such an interesting and entertaining story! Couldn't put it down!
Brenna
Oct 29, 2014 Brenna rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, kindle
Absolutely wonderful historical fiction. If you like Egyptian history this is great. I am now hesitant to read other stories about these characters because I love how the author told their story.
Priscilla
May 06, 2015 Priscilla rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have always been interested in ancient Egypt and their monarchy. I wish we knew more about Ankhesenamun, and what happened to her.
Christina Welsh
May 01, 2016 Christina Welsh rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Breathtaking

I thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful descriptions written by the author. I liked the level of detail,twists and turns. The ending was very moving.
Kristi Smith
May 21, 2015 Kristi Smith rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great story

Great story but editing was awful! I have never read anything published with so many grammar errors, misspellings and missing/incorrect words.
Stephenie Gillen
Enjoyable Read

I chose this book because I enjoy books about Egyptian women in history. if you enjoyed Lilly of the Nile you will enjoy this book also.
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