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Cezanne a Study of His Development eOing anything and that makes it all thexcitingIf you fell in love with Mutny from Moran s previous novel then I guarantee you ll love her orphaned daughter Nefertari You ll see the resemblance to her mother in her kind heart and strong moral code but Nefertari s love for Rameses has also You Owe Me One exposed some of her Aunt s calculated ambition too She s a woman unafraid to fight for the one she loves and she s in for the battle of her life Nefertari is the kind of character you cheer for from young girl to grown womanWhilst this book is sontertaining the research is a large Democratic Art: The New Deal's Influence on American Culture element of this novel and I trust that her interpretation of this story is grounded in the facts we know about this time period and these rulers Check out her blog History Buff if you want to see anxample of her passion for Archaeology in action Her books have awakened in me a dormant passion for Egyptian history and I now find myself wishing she had stories to tell me Hopefully I don t have to wait long for Cleopatra s Daughter to come outIf you would like to win a signed copy of Nefertiti or The Heretic ueen visit my blog wwwwreadingwritingrantingblogspotcom before 30th November 2008 Moran also wrote Nefertiti and Cleopatra s Daughter but I only read this one Set in ancient Egypt The Heretic ueen is an odd mixture because it felt sometimes Obsession: An Erotic Tale exactly like a romance and a sexy one and other times like a historical narrative with some liberallymbellished and possibly fabricated history For romance readers it might be a nice cross genre piece since it bridges both worlds For those who like history and only the straight dope this will disappoint Setting Ancient Egypt Thebes at the time of Ramesses III referred to as Ramesses the Great who reigned as pharaoh from 1279 1213 BC POV The story is told by Nefertari whose beloved mother is Mutdodjmet a former ueen According to this author Nefertari is the niece of the dead and yet still reviled ueen Nefertiti Try keeping those names straight Young Nefertari s moldering Aunt Nefertiti is none other than the historically fascinating Heretic ueen 1370 1330 BC the Great Royal Wife and chief consort of the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten They abolished Egypt s pantheon of gods and tried to force a religious revolution a type of monotheism where all must worship one god only Aten the sun disc Moran seems to link this revolution with the zealot Ahmoses Moses When the story begins young Nefertari is about 10 and her infamous aunt is dead but her family name is still muddier than the Nile riverbank we are reminded of this ad nauseum So the courageous and intelligent young princess comes in for a lot of belittlement and bullying We see Nefer attending school with young Ramesses and falling in with him Showing her solid core and aided by her astounding facility for languages she holds her own in the competitive and backstabbing classrooms and courts of the king Her greatest wish is to marry Ramesses But what are the chances with her family rap Nefer does Confederate Cities: The Urban South during the Civil War Era exactly as her wise mentors Woserit high priestess and Paser advise to gain public favor and personal sex appeal so she can become an acceptable candidate for ueen And she does gaining the title of The Warrior ueen of Egypt despite a few deadlynemies who would stop at nothing to destroy her I originally gave it 2 stars because when I read historical narratives I want the focus to be on history and not on sex I save that for my romance reading Butmaybe I was a little harsh The story is fairly absorbing at times The narrative flows much of the time the setting is fairly vivid and the dialogue decent but nothing special There are some moderately poignant portrayals of friendship aging and death I liked the part about learning various languages we have it so asy and #The Part About Finding #part about #finding way to irrigate Egypt when the rains wouldn t come The many #way to irrigate Egypt when the rains wouldn t come The many with pharaoh s court of advisors held my attention as did the battles and negotiations with neighboring countries That said too much girl talk gossip vying for favor clothing sandals face paint sex pregnancy labor tc Edicts of Asoka etc IMO it should be shelved as historical romance Not history or biography Probably notven historical fiction The whole book was about a young girl falling in love with the heir to the Egyptian throne and doing Upgrade Soul everything possible to become his ueen and then to remain at his side when competing wives tried todge her out There are a few sex scenes Further I thought the author mishandled or at least underplayed the whole deal with Moses and the Ten Plagues of Egypt in ffect Moran largely ignored the Habiru Hebrew account while still including a religious fanatic by the name of Ahmoses Moses In sum it felt like an unexceptional romance I have read some beautiful ones and a weak portrayal of a fascinating period in Egyptian and Hebrew history I wanted about Ramesses But this really isn t his storyFrom Wiki Nefertari also known as Nefertari Merytmut was one of the Great Royal Wives or principal wives of Ramesses the GreatShe is one of the best known Egyptian ueens next to Cleopatra Nefertiti and Hatshepsut Her lavishly decorated tomb V66 is the largest and most spectacular in the Valley of the ueens Ramesses also constructed a temple for her at Abu Simbel next to his colossal monument here More details and a few images at Loved it loved it loved it I don t normally gush about a novel but I njoyed this Elizabeth I: Translations, 1544-1589 even than Nefertiti I really didn t want it tond It was a vivid captivating page turner and I thoroughly ENJOYED BEING IMMERSED IN THE ANCIENT EGYPTIAN WORLD I being immersed in the Ancient Egyptian world I been interested in Ancient Egypt since my own school years then helping my sons with assignments on Ancient Egypt the pharoahs the Gods their customs and burial practices I have always found their highly advanced civilisation fascinating Nefertari the orphaned daughter of Mutnodjmet and niece of the infamous Nefertiti is an absolute delight in this novelShe is kind hearted and moral like her mother but very strong and clever without being calculating I was caught up in the love story between Nefertari and Ramesses the Great Nefertari s battle to gain the respect and admiration of Egypt and her triumph over her family s checkered past I await Michelle Moran s next novel Cleopatra s Daughter with much anticipation and great impatience. Tar of a new dynasty and the fading star of an old heretical one While political adversity sets the country on Dolphin Confidential: Confessions of a Field Biologist 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 famousxodus in historySweeping in scope and meticulous in detail The Heretic ueen is a novel of passion and power heartbreak and redemption From the Hardcover diti. .
The simplicity of Moran s writing style and storytelling grasps your attention The story becomes addictive in small measured steps and your imagination gets the better of you that said I found this to be a credible fascinating look into this ra of history You can read full review on my blog I saw a short film on the discovery of Ramesses s tomb on vacation and of course I was intrigued by the mention of the love story and wasted MORE I ve also been meaning to read Moran foreverThis didn t totally scratch the itch because it s about Nefertari s uest to become Chief Wife I really wish time had been focused on her and Ramesses s relationship specially the transformation from childhood friends to lovers It came very close to just oh look she got hot And at times it was like we were supposed to be a little unsure of Ramesses s feelings which didn t work for me at all considering we know he loved her very muchOh well put it on the list with Mary Tudor and Charles Brandon as a historical love story that someone needs to write a perfect book about I love historical fiction specially reading about women rulers Though I am mostly addicted to reading about the Tudors I wanted to read something differentThe Heretic ueen is the first Michelle Moran novel I read Looking at her other books Michelle seems to have a penchant for Egyptian women rulersThe Heretic ueen focuses on one of the lesser known ueens of Egypt Nefertari who was ueen Nefertiti s niece She is called The Heretic ueen since Nefertiti had abandoned the Gods Egyptians worshiped and instead had turned to a single God something which was never accepted by the peopleNefertari s childhood friend Ramesses II is made Pharaoh Her future is uncertain and bleak She fears being forgotten and left to a life of a lonely temple Priestess This is when Wosertit Ramesses aunt takes Nefertari under her wing She hopes to make Nefertari Ramesses Chief wife Conseuently dramatic Imaginary Runner events unfold that play a defining role in Egyptian historyEgypt and its rulers have always fascinated me Research into this novel must have taken a lot of time andffort I admire Michelle for that Her From Cottage to Bungalow: Houses and the Working Class in Metropolitan Chicago, 1869-1929 efforts show in the intricate wayverything has been described the politics traditions rules the clothes the celebrations the art the architecture religion and so onThough The Heretic ueen is not completely based on true Fresh Water events it really doesn t matter because it makes the book intriguingNefertari was a very likeable character You can t help sympathizing with her She is caring intelligent brave strong and determinedThis book is very well written The plot was gripping from the first page itself Every character was well defined Lots of drama action and many tense moments will keep younthralled The court intrigue the politics and the scheming have been vividly described Michelle makes ancient Egypt come alive in front of our French Daguerreotypes eyesI could imagineverything she described I could feel see smell ancient EgyptI am looking forward to reading her other novelsOverallCompelling and From Notes to Narrative: Writing Ethnographies That Everyone Can Read engrossingRecommendedYes To all fans of historical fiction Maybe like a 375 out of 5 The author does a good job of capturing what we know from the archeaological record about the culture and lifestyle of ancient Egypt and the 19th dynasty And the book certainly peaks my interest in the relationship between Ramesses II and Nefertari whose love was well documented in poetry and on the walls of monuments and shrines The basic plot involves the rise of Nefertari an outcast princess shunned because of her relationship to Nefertiti to the throne and the complicated court politics she has to navigateFor some reason parts of the novel didn t feel flushed outnough for me and other parts seemed overly dwelt on Her childhood and preening to become the perfect woman for Ramesses got a little old The fact that he was so two dimensional as to completely fall for her caterpillar to butterfly routine was a little trite Then again they were teenagers so maybe it s realistic that their love life was so simple Overall it was From the Enemy's Point of View: Humanity and Divinity in an Amazonian Society engaging and I read it in only a few sittings I will definitely read her first book about Nefertiti Awful awful awful This ranks way up on my list of Worst Books Ever Written The author didn t know if she was supposed to be writing historical fiction soft core and very unerotic porn or chick lit with all the name calling and backstabbing and gossiping There wasn t a single sympathetic character in the bunch and Ispecially hated her depiction of Ramesses Here s a guy who s supposedly head over heels in love with Nefertari and he can clearly see what an amazing diplomat she is and yet it takes him what two or three
years to finally decide to make her his chief wife Even if this is how vents to finally decide to make her his chief wife Even if this is how vents progressed the author certainly didn t go to any lengths to make us understand the reasoning behind their actions They were all drab lifeless caricatures Not recommended at allPSBad writers vidently stick together I just saw a glowing review of this book by Susan Fraser King the author of the ually odious Lady I just saw a glowing review of this book by Susan Fraser King the author of the Gods Choice eually odious Lady on s website I struggled how to rate this book In thend I opted for 45 rounded at 5 because a book that keeps me as Gustave Caillebotte: The Painter's Eye entertained as it did deserved itven if there were some issuesI must confess after the first few pages I wanted to put this book down and never pick it up again I m glad I didn t I suppose it happened because at first I was under the impression this book is solely a romance and the romance aspect of this book was the worst part of it Nothing seemed natural the chemistry between characters was weak and at the beginning it seemed to be like nothing than a fight between two girls for whom would capture the heart of the prince The fact that the main character was not yet fourteen didn t help to warm me up to this book Nor the fact that Nefertari was painted as smart while Iset her rival as Grand Illusion: The Third Reich, the Paris Exposition, and the Cultural Seduction of France extremely ignorantLuckily it was not about that It was about a girl s fight for her place in history And as soon as she left for the temple of Hathor to begin her learning things started to get interesting In thend it proved #TO BE A BOOK FULL OF #be a book full of politics and intrigue where all characters had their own secret agenda and their own hidden desires Even if at the beginning I didn t care about Nefertari and her. In ancient Egypt a forgotten princess must overcome her family’s past and remake historyThe winds of change are blowing through Thebes A devastating palace fire has killed the Eighteenth Dynasty’s royal family all with the xception of Nefertari the niece of the reviled former ueen 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. .
Summary The Heretic ueen.
Love I began invested in her struggles as the book progressed She was no longer a princess with a love that didn t ven made much sense but a girl fighting to clean her family name wrongfully accused someone looking for her rightfully place in the pyramid of things But important than what this book was about is the fact that it managed to keep me Great Plains: America's Lingering Wild engaged to have me turning page after page to make me return to it invery free moment I could find I doesn t matter that there are still things I don t agree with a reader doesn t have to agree to Hard Bread (Phoenix Poets everything a writer proposes to like their book not when those things are not the major plot points of this book And speaking of those there were many unexpected turns I don t know how this book would be received by fans of Egypt s history by those who know the facts very well because I m not one of them But for me who knew almost nothing about thatra it seemed like a good beginning to learn something And accurate or not the author managed to create an Electromyography for Experimentalists exciting mix There are plenty of issues to raise here a few good but also plenty of bad The coherence of the plot is noticeably better than in Moran s firstffort Nefertiti which felt like a force of nature carried the helpless characters along a raging torrent without rhyme or reason to the conclusion of the novel This book at least has an objective in mind and the plot revolves around whether or not Nefertari will succeed or fail in achieving this objective becoming Chief Wife and Forgetful of Their Sex: Female Sanctity and Society, ca. 500-1100 exposing the plotting of Henuttawy and Iset Unfortunately The Heretic ueen is anxample of an obstacle which could be asily resolved in five minutes if only the characters would take the necessary action but gets artificially strung out over an ntire book Nefertari never reports Henuttawy and Iset s atrocious behaviour or plots to Ramesses it is only after two people have died and their plotting is Runaway Wedding exposed beyond all doubt that she reveals her knowledge of the plot Nefertari s unsatisfactoryxplanation for this that Wicked Loving Lies everyonelse told her that Henuttawy would make it seem to Ramesses like she was lying Frankly that doesn t cut the mustard Ramesses we are told loves Nefertari beyond all La heredera del mar else and trusts her are we honestly to believe that had Nefertari told him about Henuttawy and Iset Ramesses would have been convinced that she was a liar and wouldn t have investigated the matter AT ALL Doesn t sound like a very trusting relationshipHenuttawy and Iset do not make credible antagonists and act like petulant teenagers than real adversaries Henuttawy at one point destroys a royal mural of Nefertari s mother Mutnodjmet in the book historically we do not know the identity of her parents This wanton destruction of the representation of an immortal ueen which according to Egyptian belief would have theffect of damaging Mutnodjmet s body in the afterlife would have been unacceptable ven from a princess like Henuttawy At other points Henuttawy makes completely out of line snide comments such as And let us hope she does not have the blood of the Heretic King in her veins at Nefertari s own wedding feast a comment so out of line that it was obviously going to arn Henuttawy the rebuke of all present It s the kind of ill thought out dig that smacks of a stroppy teen not a serious adversary Iset is just as bad Her ploys such as arguing with Nefertari about the temple plans simply for the sake of it are utterly transparent and she comes across as whiny and childish And we re supposed to give these antagonists any credibility whatsoever With such weak opponents facing Nefertari the story completely lacks any tensionWorse the portrayals of almost very other character are ually one dimensional and flat Nefertari bears no resemblance at all to the complex vibrant real woman of history and is instead a cardboard cut out child prodigy who can do no wrong and is woefully lacking in any real faults or flaws This made it difficult to relate to her or mpathise when she has to suffer through the childish pranks played on her by Iset and Henuttawy ven though I felt like Moran was hitting me over the head with isn t Nefertari tragic You should sympathise with her with all the subtlety of a sledgehammer As for Ramesses he comes across as disappointingly gullible and weak manipulated by Aramaic Bowl Spells: Jewish Babylonian Aramaic Bowls Volume One everyone around him The other characters were wafer thin and forgettableThe main premise of thentire book is that Nefertari would have faced popular opposition due to being associated with Akhenaten and Nefertiti and their Aten worship Leaving aside the fact that there are significant issues with the Xenophon And His World (Historia Einzelschriften) evidence and dating which make it improbable that Nefertari was Mutnodjmet s daughter and that Mutnodjmet wasven Nefertiti s sister is it really plausible that peasants would have had close Geography of the Gaze: Urban and Rural Vision in Early Modern Europe enough access to ueen Nefertari to have shouted heretic at her Even if they could get that close is it believable that any of them would ve dared to do so The answer is no and this is just common sense which appliesven if #You Re Not A Historian #re not a historian hypothetically if a large mob of angry peasants could have and wanted to heckle Nefertari during her wedding procession and later at the palace gates would this have been allowed to happen NO Royal guards and army militiamen would have been ordered to swoop down on the mob long before they reached the sacred royals and subdued them Would Nefertari and Ramesses really come out to address the crowd Not a chance They re of the royal blood descended from millennia of
and divine Groove: An Aesthetic of Measured Time embodiments of gods They did not believe that they had to justify themselves to a small mob of disgruntled peasants it was the gods that were important The most disappointing thing is that this failure is less about historical Soak it up this isntertainment at its best Michelle Moran s second novel is an One Wild Weekend enthralling read that will have you frantically turning pages completely absorbed in the world she has created for youMoran s Egypt is a backdrop for all the guilty pleasure plot points you know you love sex power violence and true love And her cast of characters are fabulously self serving and deceitful in a way that makes you keep reading just to find out what they will do toach other next Some are motivated by love others by greed but all are capable of 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 Forgetful of Their Sex educated in a manner befitting a future ueenSoon Nefertari catches theye 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 risingPharaohs And Divine Embodiments Of