Nefertiti and her younger sister, Mutnodjmet, have been raised in a powerful family that has provided wives to the rulers of Egypt for centuries. Ambitious, charismatic, and beautiful, Nefertiti is destined to marry Amunhotep, an ...more
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When the Crown Prince of Egypt needs a wife, the beautiful, charismatic, ambitious and connected Nefertiti is his mother's first choice. She quickly becomes accustomed to the opulence of her new life.
As Queen of the world's first great empire at the height of its power, all her dreams are realized. Beguiling and wilful, Nefertiti is soon as powerful as the Pharaoh himself.
But when her husband breaks with a thousand years of tradition, defying the priests and the milita ...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
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
Michelle has written a very interesting portrayal of Nefertiti. It is told in the voice of Mutnodjmet, her sister. It is the story of sisters and family obligations.
This tale begins when Tutmosis the crown prince is lying in his death bed and his brother Akhenaten is the only witness to his death. There is much speculation and my ...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
― Michelle Moran, Nefertiti
This is the first book I have ever read about Nefertiti. It was a great read.
It takes the reader through Nefertiti's whole life.I did not know much about before reading this book. It was particularly wonderful at setting the mood and taking us inside her world.
I have read other books by this author and she is great at Historical Fiction. But I part ...more
'Nefertiti' is not a book easil forgotten. And to me, that is the ulti ...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
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. ...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
"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
Reading this the second time, I still feel it's a 4 star read. A good his fic: good story and I feel like I learned a lot about something I know very little about. ...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 so w ...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