The She-King

4 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 133 ratings

The Sekhmet Bed Publisher's Summary

Is Ahmose's divine gift a blessing or a curse?

The second daughter of the Pharaoh, Ahmose has always dreamed of a quiet life as a priestess, serving Egypt's gods, ministering to the people of the Two Lands. But when the Pharaoh dies without an heir, she is given instead as Great Royal Wife to the new king - a soldier of common birth. For Ahmose is god-chosen, gifted with the ability to read dreams, and it is her connection to the gods which ensures the new Pharaoh his right to rule.

Ahmose's elder sister Mutnofret has been raised to expect the privileged station of Great Royal Wife; her rage at being displaced cannot be soothed. As Ahmose fights the currents of Egypt's politics and Mutnofret's vengeful anger, her youth and inexperience carry her beyond her depth and into the realm of sacrilege.

To right her wrongs and save Egypt from the gods' wrath, Ahmose must face her most visceral fear: bearing an heir. But the gods of Egypt are exacting, and even her sacrifice may not be enough to restore the Two Lands to safety.

©2011, 2013 Libbie M. Grant (P)2013 Libbie M. Grant
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  • Book 1

    • The Sekhmet Bed

    • The She-King, #1
    • By: L.M. Ironside
    • Narrated by: Amanda C. Miller
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 95

    The second daughter of the Pharaoh, Ahmose has always dreamed of a quiet life as a priestess, serving Egypt's gods, ministering to the people of the Two Lands. But when the Pharaoh dies without an heir, she is given instead as Great Royal Wife to the new king - a soldier of common birth. For Ahmose is god-chosen, gifted with the ability to read dreams, and it is her connection to the gods which ensures the new Pharaoh his right to rule.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Never listened to a story about Egypt before...

    • By E. M. on 12-14-13

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • The Crook and Flail

    • The She-King
    • By: L. M. Ironside
    • Narrated by: Amanda C. Miller
    • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 30

    Hatshepsut longs for power, but she is constrained by her commitment to maat - the sacred order of righteousness, the way things must be. Her mother claims Hatshepsut is destined for Egypt's throne - not as the king's chief wife, but as the king herself, despite her female body. But a woman on the throne defies maat, and even Hatshepsut is not so bold as to risk the safety of the Two Lands for her own ends.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love, Love, LOVE THIS BOOK!!!

    • By Catherine Hastings on 05-18-18

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

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