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The Heretic Queen by Michelle Moran
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Jun 01, 2011

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bookshelves: historical-fiction, fiction, egypt
Read from June 01 to 02, 2011

Three and a half stars. I'm no scholar in ancient Egyptian history so I have no idea how historically accurate Michelle Moran's rendering of Queen Nefertari's life is, but The Heretic Queen is an engaging and very entertaining piece of historical fiction. I finished reading another one of Michelle Moran's novels, Cleopatra's Daughter a few days ago and I find that I like The Heretic Queen better. I don't know if it's just these two novels or if it's just a trait of Moran's novels, but her characters are written in a rather black-and-white fashion. They are either good or bad. They are either courageous or cowardly. There's not much grey zone in between. Also, the climax of the novel was very melodramatic and seems to be almost completely fiction. However, history is bulging with bizarre melodramatic events especially when it comes to royalty, so who's to say that something like that couldn't happen.

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06/02/2011 page 179
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