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Eater of Hearts: The Book of Coming Forth by Day: Part Three

(The Book of Coming Forth by Day #3)

4.34  ·  Rating details ·  209 ratings  ·  17 reviews
When Akhenaten finally goes too far and meets his bloody fate, the court of Egypt is plunged into chaos. The royal family's most ambitious players are locked in a contest for the throne that can only end in victory for one... and death for the others.
Nefertiti returns from her exile, wielding more than just her wits. She has Tutankhamun, Egypt's rightful heir. Smenkhkare
Paperback, 378 pages
Published March 1st 2016 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (first published February 28th 2016)
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Honestly, the second book set up so many ridiculous and implausible scenarios that going into this third and final book of the trilogy, I didn't hold out a lot of hope. If anything, my enjoyment of Eater of Hearts was really ruined by Storm in the Sky. For example, Storm in the Sky set up Nefertiti going missing without a care from anyone, let alone an investigation or any effort to discover her fate or bring her back on the part of the Egyptian state. So, when she waltzes back into everyone’s l ...more
Libbie Hawker's The Book of Coming Forth by Day comes to a stunning conclusion in Eater of Hearts, focusing on the final years of Akhenaten's reign and the power vacuum created by his death. The feuding factions of a once-mighty, now-corrupt family clash fatally as they struggle to gain the throne.

Back when Hawker first launched this series with the awesome House of Rejoicing , I said that it was the first novel about the Amarna Period that really satisfied me. At the end of the series, this is
Hawker's conclusion to The Book of Coming Forth is satsifying without touching on the unknowns of history in ways that causes the eyebrow to rocket straight up. In other words, unlike some historical writers I could name, Hawker's historical fiction is thrilling and plausible. Here, we have the arrival of Tut and the crumbling of a dynasty. Well done.
Aug 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have been saving the last installment of this series, so I could savor every word. And I was not disappointed! I was taken back into time to my favorite place: Ancient Egypt. I could taste the foods and smell the fragrances, and though I knew the history well; I was drawn into a world of intrigue. About my only frustration with the book is the ending, as it is very ambiguous. But I loved how the author did extensive research, which aligns with the recent discoveries. That really helped make th ...more
Claire Holland
Jul 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely delighted with this!!!

I enjoyed reading this trilogy while laid up with a broken toe! It was so easy to fall headlong into the glittering world of Akhenaten and Nefertiti with their family woes and triumphs over their infamous heresy of worshiping only the Aten. Akhenaten is portrayed brilliantly as a narcissistic tyrant whose iron grip on his family is tempered by the beautiful but brainy Nefertiti, his long serving mother Tiye, the loving Kiya, & the sparkling but doomed Merit
Juliet Smith
This is an awesome page turning conclusion to Libbie Hawker's Amarna trilogy. Nefertiti continues to have my sympathy especially since her father causes her so many problems. Speaking of Ay, it was quite satisfying for him to finally receive his long overdue karma. Although the true star of the show is Ankhesamun, who goes through hell in this novel. This was a well written series, although I probably will need to read some more uplifting books to recover from it.
Sabrina Sellers
Feb 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Third book in the series; you really have to read the other two to get the whole story. The series is about the Amarna period in Egyptian history, the most researched and written about period in the whole of Egyptian history. The story is told from the points of view of the women of the Tuthmosian dynasty, one of which became king Tut, and another of which tried to convert Egypt to the worship of one single god. The series was good, very descriptive, and I enjoyed it.
Melody Preston
Aug 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a rollercoaster of emotions ! A marvellous, spellbinding trilogy that I couldn’t put down. Thank you x
Chasity Gaines
Jun 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Stunning Series

Such a fantastic series on Amarna Egypt! I am such a fan of Libby's. She brings the past alive with her vivid storytelling.
Laurie Pringle
Jan 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Gripping series.

Love the way Libbie writes her female characters. I look forward to reading more of her books.
Apr 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Eater of Hearts concludes Libbie Hawker’s Book of Coming Forth by Day, her take on the Amarna period of Ancient Egypt.

Throughout the series, I grew to hate Nefertiti. Her skills do not match the manipulations of either Tiy or Ay. Indeed, she seemed to me only slightly better than the flighty Meritaten (who follows her mother’s example toward Kiya in enlisting Mahu against Baketaten). I shared a quote from Eater of Hearts wherein the author, through Nefertiti’s sister, gives voice to some of my
April Lemen
Mar 05, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love this entire series! The story is very interesting and I just couldn't put it down. I was just waiting for this last book to come out. I love Egyptian fiction and this is now one of my favs. I really LOVE the historical notes the author gives at the end. I enjoy knowing what she was thinking and feeling as she was writing these intriguing characters.

**Ms. Hawker, with all due respect, you might want to have someone reedit this novel. It was full of grammatical and spelling errors that made
Marietjie Steyn
Mar 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Die beste (enigste) Egyptology wat ek nog ooit gelees het! Dit handel oor die Amarna tydperk, 1353 tot 1319 BC, vanwaar Nefertiti die mooiste vrou op aarde is tot waar koning Tutankhamun begrawe word. Hierdie reeks was absoluut fenominaal. Elke hoofkarakter het 'n eie plek in my hart en die gebeure sal my lank bybly. Ek is spyt my bladsye is nou op.
Apr 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it!
Apr 04, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well written

While this book makes a lot of assumptions and puts a more "romantic" spin on things than history indicates, it is an interesting series and well thought out.
Mar 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent conclusion to the series. I loved it!
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Libbie was born in Rexburg, Idaho and divided her childhood between Eastern Idaho's rural environs and the greater Seattle area. She presently lives in Seattle, but has also been a resident of Salt Lake City, Utah; Bellingham, Washington; and Tacoma, Washington. She loves to write about character and place, and is inspired by the bleak natural beauty of the Rocky Mountain region and by the fascina ...more

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The Book of Coming Forth by Day (3 books)
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