E–pub Free The Heretic ueen by Michelle Moran
E is kind hearted and moral like her mother but very strong and clever without being but very strong and clever without being 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 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 first ffort Nefertiti
WHICH FELT LIKE A FORCE OF felt like a force of 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 Black on Blonde exposing the plotting of Henuttawy and Iset Unfortunately The Heretic ueen is anxample of an obstacle which could be The Walters Art Museum the Art of Ancient Greece easily resolved in five minutes if only the characters would take the necessary action but gets artificially strung out over anntire book Nefertari never reports Henuttawy and Iset s atrocious behaviour or plots to Ramesses it is only after two people have died 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 out American Nietzsche enough 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 wasngaging and I read it in only a few sittings I will definitely read her first book about Nefertiti 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 Art, Culture, and Cuisine era of history You can read full review on my blog Soak it up this isntertainment at its best Michelle Moran s second novel is an nthralling 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 viol 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 was supposed to be writing historical fiction soft core and very unerotic porn or chick lit all the name calling and backstabbing and gossiping There wasn t a single sympathetic character in the bunch and I specially 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 Aristotles Rhetoric events actually 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 writersvidently stick together I just saw a glowing review of this book by Susan Fraser King the author of the Blood Runs Green eually odious Lady Macbeth on s website 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 relationshipspecially 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 Een the rising star of a new dynasty and the fading star of an old heretical one While political adversity sets the country on Charting an Empire 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 historyNefertari tells her story simply humbly and in a clear voice that will attract readers– Romantic Time. .
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 Colored Property 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 will disappoint Setting Ancient Egypt Thebes at the time of 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 Showingof belittlement and bullying We see Nefer attending school with young Ramesses and falling in with him Showing 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 Desire and Truth 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 The Exiles Gallery easy and the part about finding a way to irrigate Egypt when the rains wouldn t come The many interactions 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 labortc Dislocating China 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 Childerley 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 I struggled how to rate this book In the nd I opted for 45 rounded at 5 because a book that keeps me as Cruelty and Laughter 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 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–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 Neferta. .
Ook 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 xtremely 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 the Cultural Aesthetics end it proved to be a book full of court 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 love I began invested in her struggles as the book progressed She was no longer a princess with a love that didn tven 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 Class and Conformity 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 verything 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 Mvery well because I m one of them But for me who knew almost nothing about that ra it seemed like a good beginning to learn something And accurate or not the author managed to create an High Tide at Midnight exciting mix I love historical fictionspecially 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 Education and Equality 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 Deceptive Beauties 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 Dangerous Work 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 Flavor and Soul eyesI could imagineverything she described I could feel see smell ancient EgyptI am looking forward to reading her other novelsOverallCompelling and ngrossingRecommendedYes To all fans of historical fiction Loved it loved it loved it I don t normally gush about a novel but I njoyed this Forgery, Replica, Fiction even than Nefertiti I really didn t want it tond It was a vivid captivating page turner and I thoroughly njoyed being immersed in the Ancient Egyptian world I have 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 novelSh. Ri 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 ducated in a manner befitting a future ueenSoon Nefertari catches the ye 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 betw.