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The Heretic Queen: A Novelby Michelle Moran
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In ancient Egypt, a forgotten princess must overcome her family’s past and remake history.
The winds of change are blowing through Thebes. A devastating palace fire has killed the Eighteenth Dynasty’s royal family—all with the exception of Nefertari, the niece of the reviled former queen, Nefertiti. The girl’s deceased family has been branded as heretical, and no one in Egypt will speak their names. A relic of a previous reign, Nefertari is pushed aside, an unimportant princess left to run wild in the palace. But this changes when she is taken under the wing of the Pharaoh’s aunt, then brought to the Temple of Hathor, where she is educated in a manner befitting a future queen.
Soon 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.
Sweeping in scope and meticulous in detail, The Heretic Queen is a novel of passion and power, heartbreak and redemption.
Raised an outcast in the court of ancient Egypt after the deaths of her heretical relatives, Princess Nefertari is uncertain of her future until the heir to the throne, the future Rameses the Great, falls in love with her and offers her marriage, but his reign is beset with turmoil, in a story of Egypt's Nineteenth Dynasty. By the author of Nefertiti. 40,000 first printing.
Historisk roman fra Egypten efter Nefertitis død i det 13. rhundrede før Kristus. Dronningens niece Nefertari har overlevet den voldsomme brand, som udslettede hendes familie og vokser nu op i isolation, indtil hun forelsker sig i den unge mand, der senere skal blive farao Ramses II.
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