I love egyptian fiction based on historical events and I really wanted to love this one but it is sooooo slow moving - I tried for over 3/4 of it but couldn't finish it because nothing would happen.
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The cultural details were my favorite part of the book, from the make-up to the architecture, it was fascinating. I did have to take a break in the middle because I find reading about mad kings tiresome as well as the relationship between the two sisters. I quickly came back to it and was quite pleased with the ending.
Yes. Very interesting point of view from the author and the story is stuck in my head.
I could hear the change of the characters in her voice. Though she is female she didn't need to drastically change her voice to portray the male characters. It's flowed very well.
No this book isn't completely factual but has a fun view of Nefertiti's life and family. It actually made me want to investigate the facts for myself. Good read. It lingered in my mind along with the imagines I was able to develop as I read.
I like historical fiction in general and learned a bit about this time period. I didn't know anything about Nefertiti before. I didn't think Nefertiti was a very sympathetic character though. She was just plain mean to her sister yet her sister was very devoted to her.
I bought this book because I read Madame Tussaud, thought it was excellent, and wanted more from this writer. I liked it fine but Madame Tussaud was better. I will listen to her other novels.
I wanted this book to be sexier, stronger and more exciting than it was. In the end, it was interesting, but mostly a background book. I do give Michelle Moran points for her attempt at historical accuracy, and I do appreciate her approach to the noble court in Egypt. She could have taken liberties but chose to keep it as faithful as she could to the present-day conjectures on Nefertiti's life.
The narrator did a decent job. Again, it could have been pumped up to generate excitement to the reader. I do feel like the reader did justice to the Nefertiti's sister's voice.
I am glad I listened to this book, I learned things I was unsure about ( Nefertiti's relationship to King Tut; ) and things I had never thought about ( Rats will stay away from mint.) It is an interesting, entertaining and enjoyable book.
If you enjoy novels of old Egypt, this is a book for you. It's more the story of Mutnodjmet, Nefertiti’s younger sister, then Nefertiti herself, but still a fun read.
While the historical accuracy is questionable, I still enjoyed the story and felt the characters come to life. I was a little dissapointed in the ending, I felt it was a bit abrupt, as if the author wasn't sure how to end it. Her other book, The Heretic Queen was better. I enjoy Cassandra Campbell as the narrator, she is easy to understand and doesn't over dramatize like some narrators.
A very enjoyable book...A new look on what might have happened to this Queen and her family...since there are questions as to what happened to Tut's mother and who she might have been...then why not this possiblity?
A book that I know I will listen to again and again.