Daughter of the Gods: A Novel of Ancient Egypt
Penguin, 6 Mei 2014 - 448 halaman
Egypt, 1400s BC. The pharaoh’s pampered second daughter, lively, intelligent Hatshepsut, delights in racing her chariot through the marketplace and testing her archery skills in the Nile’s marshlands. But the death of her elder sister, Neferubity, in a gruesome accident arising from Hatshepsut’s games forces her to confront her guilt...and sets her on a profoundly changed course.
Hatshepsut enters a loveless marriage with her half brother, Thut, to secure his claim to the Isis Throne and produce a male heir. But it is another of Thut’s wives, the commoner Aset, who bears him a son, while Hatshepsut develops a searing attraction for his brilliant adviser Senenmut. And when Thut suddenly dies, Hatshepsut becomes de facto ruler, as regent to her two-year-old nephew.
Once, Hatshepsut anticipated being free to live and love as she chose. Now she must put Egypt first. Ever daring, she will lead a vast army and build great temples, but always she will be torn between the demands of leadership and the desires of her heart. And even as she makes her boldest move of all, her enemies will plot her downfall....
Once again, Stephanie Thornton brings to life a remarkable woman from the distant past whose willingness to defy tradition changed the course of history.
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LibraryThing ReviewUlasan Pengguna - Sarah_Gruwell - LibraryThing
Ah Stephanie Thornton, another gem has come from your pen... I adored the historical jewels that she's given us in this engrossing work. The reader breathes and experiences the words, just doesn't ... Baca ulasan lengkap
LibraryThing ReviewUlasan Pengguna - wagner.sarah35 - LibraryThing
Having recently read a nonfictional look at Hatshepsut's life, this fictional novel was somewhat disappointing. While it's nice to imagine certain things about this female pharaoh (such as a love ... Baca ulasan lengkap