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  • The Heretic Queen

  • A Novel
  • By: Michelle Moran
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 455
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 357
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 356

Nefertari catches the eye of the Crown Prince, and despite her family's history, they fall in love and wish to marry. Yet all of Egypt opposes this union between the rising star of a new dynasty and the fading star of an old, heretical one.

While political adversity sets the country on edge, Nefertari becomes the wife of Ramesses the Great. Destined to be the most powerful Pharaoh in Egypt, he is also the man who must confront the most famous exodus in history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping

  • By Jaclyn on 01-12-11

The Heretic Queen

4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-15-10

The Heretic Queen is a worthy sequel to Nefertiti. Moran continues to draw you into the exotic world of Ancient Egypt, weaving an intriguing story with historical details that bring that era (1200s BC) completely to life. This is the story of Mutnodjmet's daughter, Nefertari, and her triumph over her past (as the niece of Nefertiti, the Heretic Queen). Nefertari is an incredibly strong character--much like her mother was in Nefertiti. It's amazing to think that the rulers of Egypt at this time were largely teenagers, counseled by older, wiser viziers, but teenagers, nevertheless.

Both of these books made me appreciate how the women of that time knew how to care for their skin and use make-up and accessories to dramatize and enhance their features, drawing parallels to the use of skin care products, makeup and jewelry today.

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