I got this crazy idea that it would be good fun to have blog to blog tour, all reading books that would take us through a period of time and co-ordinating the blog posts so that each blog would post in order of era, ie, the earliest first running all the way through to the future.
I got sick and RL took over and all plans went tits up, but here we are, I am going ahead with it, so here is my offerings –
I hope you enjoy 🙂
NEFERTITI | MICHELLE MORAN | PAPERBACK | 432 PAGES | ERA- ANCIENT EGYPT
Nefertiti is one of the
world’s great legendary beauties. Seen through her sister’s eyes, she is
vividly brought to life in this heartbreaking story of celebrity,
ambition, love and loss.
At the tender age of fifteen, Nefertiti
marries Akhenaten, the Prince of Egypt, her dreams coming true as she
rises to fame and fortune. Bathed and decorated by a team of body
servants, her natural beauty is enhanced until she becomes mesmerising.
She is soon the darling of the people and her husband’s closest
But when her husband breaks with a thousand years of
tradition, defying the priests and the military, it will take all
Nefertiti’s wiles to keep the nation from being torn apart. She’s
prepared to sacrifice her sister to strengthen her power and this act
will lock the two women in a feud that only death can break… (Goodreads)
I read this book many years ago when it first came out and this event gave me an opportunity to revisit it, I knew that I enjoyed the storytelling, so it was a joy to come back to it, I do not often re- read books, but I think I ought to try, as when you do, it brings back memories and, like films, you pick up nuances and happenings that you did not see before.
As the blurb says, this is a story about Nerertiti, one of Egypt’s most famous Queens, famed for her beauty and grace, I found her in this book to be not as appealing as her sister,Mutnodjmete who’s eyes this story is told through, I loved her sister’s storyline,so much more than Nefertiti storyline.
This was my first Moran book and no matter what other people thought, I enjoyed the time spent reading this.
As with all historical fiction, it is based around fact, and it is testament to the authors imagination and writing ability to make up the peripheral characters and interactions.
I love to watch and read about Ancient Egypt, and from those, I did learn that the period in which this book sets itself was a very traumatic and to great upheavals in the beliefs and religion of the time, they worshipped many gods and Akenathen wanted to take them into a world of monotheism and worship one god, the sun deity Aten and Moran cleverly and entertaingly takes us through the ups and downs of this time, Nefertiti’s battles with the wife number two, with the people they ruled over, with her husband, her sister and indeed,herself.
Also, tomorrow, I should be able to tell you where else to go, if you wish to read from the other lovely books blogs joining in!
Have a good day and happy reading!