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Dripping Hot Action dHope to see herevelop as an author and her novels improve Until then I ll be picking her books up from the library For anyone looking for a gripping complex plot with high uality writing and subtle characterisations and No Place To Cry: The Hurt and Healing of Sexual Abuse decent historical accuracy to boot I recommend Pauline Gedge instead3 out of 10 Soak it up this is entertainment at its best Michelle Moran s second novel is an 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 andeceitful in a way that makes you keep reading just to find out what they will All That Glitters (Alchemys Heirs do to each other next Some are motivated by love others by greed but all are capable ofoing anything and that makes it all the excitingIf you fell in love with Mutny from Moran s previous novel then I guarantee you ll love her orphaned African American English: A Linguistic Introduction 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 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 so entertaining the research is a large 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 an example of her passion for Archaeology in action Her books have awakened in me aormant passion for Egyptian history and I now find myself wishing she had stories to tell me Hopefully I Great Short Stories by African-American Writers 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 exactly like a romance and a sexy one and other times like a historical narrative with some liberally embellished 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 straightope this will Drunk On Chocolate 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 theead 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 Major Problems in African-American History: From Freedom to Freedom Now, 1865-1990s (Major Problems in American History Series) 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 isead 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 what are "The Chances With Her Family Rap Nefer "chances with her family rap Nefer as her wise mentors Woserit high priestess and Paser advise to gain public favor and personal sex appeal so she can become an and Paser advise to gain public favor and personal sex appeal so she can become an candidate for ueen And she Academia does gaining the title of The Warrior ueen of Egyptespite a few A Beginner's Guide to Immortality: From Alchemy to Avatars deadly enemies who would stop at nothing toestroy 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 Love on the Rocks Men Women and Alcohol in Post World War II America dialogueecent but nothing special There are some moderately poignant portrayals of friendship aging and Beths Stable Stolen by an Alien death I liked the part about learning various languages we have it so 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 asid the battles and negotiations with neighboring countries That said too much girl talk gossip vying for favor clothing sandals face paint sex pregnancy labor etc etc IMO it should be shelved as historical romance Not history or biography Probably not even historical fiction The whole book was about a young girl falling in love with the heir to the Egyptian throne and Aliens Vs Predator doing everything possible to become his ueen and then to remain at his side when competing wives tried to edge her out There are a few sex scenes Further I thought the author mishandled or at least underplayed the wholeeal with Moses and the Ten Plagues of Egypt in effect 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 For Discrimination 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 Moreetails and a few images at Loved it loved it loved it I Academic Writing, Real World Topics don t normally gush about a novel but I enjoyed this even than Nefertiti I reallyidn t want it to end It was a vivid captivating page turner and I thoroughly enjoyed 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 Repressed Memories A Journey to Recovery from Sexual Abuse FiresideParkside Recovery Book daughter of Mutnodjmet and niece of the infamous Nefertiti is an absoluteelight 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 Experiments in a Jazz Aesthetic 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 historySweeping in scope and meticulous inetail The Heretic ueen is a novel of passion and power heartbreak and redemption From the Hardcover editi.

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The Heretic ueenThe 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 era of history You can read full review on my blog I saw a short film on the African Literature 9 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 foreverThisidn 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 especially 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 Alien Conquest 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 especially reading about women rulers Though I am mostly addicted to reading about the Tudors I wanted to read somethingifferentThe 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 Secrets of the TEAS® Exam Study Guide dramatic events unfold that play aefining role in Egyptian historyEgypt and its rulers have always fascinated me Research into this novel must have taken a lot of time and effort I admire Michelle for that Her efforts show in the intricate way everything has been Rising Above The Influence: A True Story about Alcohol, Drugs, and Recovery 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 events it reallyoesn 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 Conjure In African American Society determinedThis book is very well written The plot was gripping from the first page itself Every character was wellefined Lots of Womens Political Activism in Palestine drama action and many tense moments will keep you enthralled The court intrigue the politics and the scheming have been vividlyescribed Michelle makes ancient Egypt come alive in front of our eyesI could imagine everything she Alien Commanders Bride (Draconians, described I could feel see smell ancient EgyptI am looking forward to reading her other novelsOverallCompelling and engrossingRecommendedYes To all fans of historical fiction Maybe like a 375 out of 5 The authoroes a good job of capturing what we know from the archeaological record about the culture and lifestyle of ancient Egypt and the 19th The alphas abused mate dynasty And the book certainly peaks my interest in the relationship between Ramesses II and Nefertari whose love was wellocumented 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 Word Alchemy didn t feel flushed out enough for me and other parts seemed overlywelt on Her childhood and preening to become the perfect woman for Ramesses got a little old The fact that he was so two The Black Renaissance in Francophone African and Caribbean Literatures 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 engaging and I read it in only a few sittings I willefinitely read her first book about Nefertiti Awful awful awful This ranks way up "on my list of worst books ever written "my list of Worst Books Ever Written author An Endless Lie 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 I especially hated herepiction of Ramesses Here s a guy who s supposedly head over heels in love with Nefertari and he can clearly see what an amazing ROMANCE (BWWM Military Romance Boxset) (African American Urban Series Short Stories Book 1) diplomat she is and yet it takes him what two or three years to finallyecide to make her his chief wife Even if this is how events actually progressed the author certainly idn Even if this is how events actually progressed the author certainly idn go to any lengths to make us understand the reasoning behind to any lengths to make us understand the reasoning behind actions They were all After the Tears drab lifeless caricatures Not recommended at allPSBad writers evidently stick together I just saw a glowing review of this book by Susan Fraser King the author of the eually odious Lady Macbeth on s website I struggled how to rate this book In the end I opted for 45 rounded at 5 because a book that keeps me as entertained as itid Daddy Blames Me deserved it even if there were some issuesI must confess after the first few pages I wanted to put this bookown and never pick it up again I m glad I Statistical Arbitrage: Algorithmic Trading Insights and Techniques (Wiley Finance) 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 fourteenidn t help to warm me up to this book Nor the fact that Nefertari was painted as smart while Iset her rival as 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 the 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 Facing the Rising Sun desires Even if at the beginning Iidn 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 Best African American Fiction 2010 didn t even 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 engaged to have me turning page after page to make me return to it in every free moment I could find Ioesn t matter that there are still things I Her Alien Bodyguard (The Guards Of Attala, don t agree with a readeroesn t have to agree to 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 Teacher For An Alien Doctor (Intergalactic Exchange Program, 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. In ancient Egypt a forgotten princess must overcome her family’s past and remake historyThe winds of change are blowing through Thebes Aevastating palace fire has killed the Eighteenth Dynasty’s royal family all with the exception of Nefertari the niece of the reviled former ueen Nefertiti The girl’s eceased family has been branded as heretical and no one in Egypt will speak their names A relic of a previous reign. ,
Them But for me who knew almost nothing about that era it seemed like a good beginning to learn something And accurate or not the author managed to create an 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 first effort 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 exposing the plotting of Henuttawy and Iset Unfortunately The Heretic ueen is an example of an obstacle which could be easily resolved in five minutes if only the characters would take the necessary action but gets artificially strung out over an entire book Nefertari never reports Henuttawy and Iset s atrocious behaviour or plots to Ramesses it is only after two people have ied and their plotting is exposed beyond all The Battle over Marriage doubt that she reveals her knowledge of the plot Nefertari s unsatisfactory explanation for this that everyone else told her that Henuttawy would make it seem to Ramesses like she was lying Frankly thatoesn t cut the mustard Ramesses we are told loves Nefertari beyond all 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 Teaching History for Justice do not make credible antagonists and act like petulant teenagers than real adversaries Henuttawy at one pointestroys a royal mural of Nefertari s mother Mutnodjmet in the book historically we Laughing to Keep from Dying do not know the identity of her parents This wantonestruction of the representation of an immortal ueen which according to Egyptian belief would have the effect of INTERRACIAL ROMANCE damaging Mutnodjmet s body in the afterlife would have been unacceptable even from a princess like Henuttawy At other points Henuttawy makes completely out of line snide comments such as And let us hope sheoes 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 earn Henuttawy the rebuke of all present It s the kind of ill thought out Stolen Years 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 every other character are eually oneimensional 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 Sarah T - Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic do no wrong and is woefully lacking in any real faults or flaws This made itifficult to relate to her or empathise when she has to suffer through the childish pranks played on her by Iset and Henuttawy even 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 LA Mujer En Puerto Rico disappointingly gullible and weak manipulated by everyone around him The other characters were wafer thin and forgettableThe main premise of the entire book is that Nefertari would have faced popular oppositionue to being associated with Akhenaten and Nefertiti and their Aten worship Leaving aside the fact that there are significant issues with the evidence and Black Visions: The Roots of Contemporary African-American Political Ideologies dating which make it improbable that Nefertari was Mutnodjmet saughter and that Mutnodjmet was even Nefertiti s sister is it really plausible that peasants would have had close enough access to ueen Nefertari to have shouted heretic at her Even if ueen Nefertari to have shouted heretic at her Even if could get that close is it believable that any of them would ve Black Roots: A Beginners Guide to Tracing the African American Family Tree dared too so The answer is no and this is just common sense which applies even if you re not a historian But hypothetically if a large mob of angry peasants could have and wanted to heckle Nefertari My Hero Academia memes jokes - 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