The Heretic Queen by Michelle Moran
A Novel (Nefertiti)

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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.


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About Michelle Moran

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MICHELLE MORAN's experiences at archaeological sites around the world motivated her to write historical fiction and continue to provide inspiration for her novels. She is the author of the national bestseller Nefertiti, The Heretic Queen, Cleopatra's Daughter, and Madame Tussaud. Visit her online at michellemoran.com.
 
Published September 2, 2008 by Broadway Books. 402 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction

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But few at court want Nefertari as Egypt's queen and her enemies try to turn the people against her, too.

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Examiner

Yay!) The Heretic Queen follows the story of Nefertari, daughter of Mutnodjomet and niece to Nefertiti, who is raised as an orphan in the court of Seti I.

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Examiner

My favorite image of Nefertari (actually she is listed as Nefertiti but why quibble) is as portrayed by Anne Baxter as she glides across the palace floor after throwing rose petals down to her beloved, “Moses, Moses, Moses.” The Nefertari in Michelle Moran’s ‘The Heretic Queen’ however is a much...

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The Bookbag

The Heretic Queen by Michelle Moran is not the kind of book I would usually choose to read.

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BookRack

The social customs, anointing the king , burial of the dead , celebrations , granneries , famines , the sense of Ancient fashion [ ] , ancient Egyptian wars .

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BookRack

Michelle makes ancient Egypt come alive in front of our eyes.I could imagine everything she described, I could feel, see, smell, ancient Egypt.

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Cape Ann Beacon

Much of what was known about Nefertari, the chief wife of the pharaoh Ramses The Great, has been lost to history and folklore.

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