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Nefertiti by Michelle Moran
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Jul 19, 2007

really liked it
Read in July, 2007

Starting from when Nefertiti is thirteen and first married to the soon-to-be Pharaoh, Nefertiti portrays the rest of the queen's life as seen through her sister's eyes. Nefertiti has been chosen by the reigning queen to be Chief Wife to Amenhotep IV, heir to the throne and Nefertiti is obsessed with staking her claim and protecting her position. As her husband sinks further and further into madness, Nefertiti chooses to support him, even if it means betraying her own family.

Moran's descriptions of Egyptian life and her portrayal of many different characters gives ancient Egypt and new life. The book, which could have been dry, was very readable. I liked that it was told through the sister's point of view, although I do think it would be interesting to see the story through Nefertiti's point of view. Recommended for fans of historical fiction.
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