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Sphinx's Princess by Esther M. Friesner
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Jan 07, 12

"Sphinx's Princess" #1 by Esther Friesner is Nefertiti, "the beautiful woman has come", narrates from pampered toddler, thru secret scribe lessons, to betrayal by her fiance heir cousin. The story strength is her name, a real ruler, well-done, maybe 4*, but no 5* thrill. Dreams and prayers have prominence without influence. "The truth holds the greatest magic, the greatest truth, and sometimes the greatest danger" p32 says her teacher. Egypt has many gods, greedy priests, conspiring courtiers. The perfumed air of her mighty rulers has long fascinated me. The times were cruel to slaves, who are executed. Overall somewhat pleasant, somewhat scary, the story ends with Nefertiti's fate in question for the sequel #2 Sphinx's Queen.
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100.0% "Nice Egyptian girl gets in trouble. Most exciting part is her name Nefertiti and destiny - Queen."

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