Michelle Moran ´ 9 charactersSoak it up this is entertainment t its best Michelle Moran s second novel is n enthralling read that will have you frantically turning pages completely bsorbed in the world she has created for youMoran s Egypt is Brody a backdrop forll the guilty pleasure plot points you know you love sex power violence Brody (Circle Eight, and true love And her cast of charactersre fabulously self serving His Voice, His Command and deceitful in way that makes you keep reading just to find out what they will do to each other next Some re motivated by love others by greed but ll re capable of doing nything nd that makes it ll the excitingIf 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 Kid and strong moral code but Nefertari s love for Rameses haslso exposed some of her Aunt s calculated Wait Till Next Year - A Memoir ambition too She s woman unafraid to fight for the one she loves Venus in Sackcloth: The Magdelen's Origins and Metamorphoses 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 large element of this novel Iced Under and I trust that her interpretation of this story is grounded in the facts we knowbout this time period nd these rulers Check out her blog History Buff if you want to see n example of her passion for Archaeology in ction Her books have wakened in me dormant passion for Egyptian history nd 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 signed copy of Nefertiti or The Heretic ueen visit my blog wwwwreadingwritingrantingblogspotcom before 30th November 2008 Awful wful Within a Captains Hold (Captains of the Scarlet Night, awful This ranks way up on my list of Worst Books Ever Written Theuthor didn t know if she was supposed to be writing historical fiction soft core Butcher and very unerotic porn or chick lit withll the name calling nd backstabbing nd gossiping There wasn t single sympathetic character in the bunch nd I especially hated her depiction of Ramesses Here s guy who s supposedly head over heels in love with Nefertari nd he can clearly see what n mazing diplomat she is nd yet it takes him what two or three years to finally decide to make her his chief wife Even if this is how events ctually progressed the One Last Kiss author certainly didn t go tony lengths to make us understand the reasoning behind their ctions They were ll drab lifeless caricatures Not recommended t llPSBad writers evidently stick together I just saw glowing review of this book by Susan Fraser King the uthor of the eually odious Lady Macbeth on s website I saw No One Needs To Know a short film on the discovery of Ramesses s tomb on vacationnd of course I was intrigued by the mention of the love story Selections From Great Works of Mawlana Jalal Al-Din Rumi and wasted MORE I velso been meaning to read Moran foreverThis didn t totally scratch the itch because it s bout Nefertari s uest to become Chief Wife I really wish time had been focused on her nd Ramesses s relationship especially the transformation from childhood friends to lovers It came very close to just oh look she got hot And Kisses Don't Lie at times it was like we supposed to be little unsure of Ramesses s feelings
didn t for me ll considering we know he loved her very muchOh well put it on the list with Mary Tudor nd Charles Brandon s historical love story that someone needs to write Murder at Morningside a perfect bookbout Moran lso wrote Nefertiti nd Cleopatra s Daughter but I only read this one Set in Dead Perfect ancient Egypt The Heretic ueen isn odd mixture because it felt sometimes exactly like romance nd Bones To Pick a sexy onend other times like Clockworks and Corsets a his I struggled how to rate this book In the end I opted for 45 roundedt 5 because book that keeps me s entertained s it did deserved it even if there were some issuesI must confess fter the first few pages I wanted to put this book down nd never pick it up gain I m glad I didn t I suppose it happened because t first I was under the impression this book is solely romance New Girl on the Job and the romancespect of this book was the worst part of it Nothing seemed natural the chemistry between characters was weak Restaurant Weeks Are Murder andt the beginning it seemed to be like nothing than 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 s smart while Iset her rival s extremely ignorantLuckily it was not bout that It was Her Wounded Warrior about girl s fight for her place in history And s soon s she left for the temple of Hathor to begin her learning things started to get interesting In the end it proved to be book full of court politics nd intrigue where ll characters had their own secret genda One House Over (The Neighbors) and their own hidden desires Even ift the beginning I didn t care bout Nefertari nd her love I began invested in her struggles Between You and Me (The Harrisons, as the book progressed She was no longer princess with Cinderella and the Ghost (The Cursed Princes, a love that didn t even made much sense but girl fighting to clean her family name wrongfully ccused someone looking for her rightfully place in the pyramid of things But important than what this book was bout is the fact that it managed to keep me engaged to have me turning page fter page to make me return to it in every free moment I could find I doesn t matter that there re still things I don t gree with reader doesn t have to gree to everything writer things I don t gree with reader doesn t have to gree to everything writer to like their book not when those things re 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 lmost nothing bout that era it. In ncient Egypt forgotten princess must overcome her family’s past nd remake historyThe winds of change re blowing through Thebes A devastating palace fire has killed the Eighteenth Dynasty’s royal family–with the exception of Nefertari the niece of the reviled former ueen Nefertiti The girl’s deceased family has been branded s heretical nd no one in Egypt will speak their names Neferta. .which didn t
Seemed like good beginning to learn something And ccurate or not the uthor managed to create n exciting mix I love historical fiction especially reading bout women rulers Though I m mostly ddicted to reading Amish Homecoming about the Tudors I wanted to read something differentThe Heretic ueen is the first Michelle Moran novel I read Lookingt her other books Michelle seems to have Enticing the Earl 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 hadbandoned the Gods Egyptians worshiped nd instead had turned to single God something which was never Jewish German Revolution accepted by the peopleNefertari s childhood friend Ramesses II is made Pharaoh Her future is uncertainnd bleak She fears being forgotten nd left to life of lonely temple Priestess This is when Wosertit Ramesses unt takes Nefertari under her wing She hopes to make Nefertari Ramesses Chief wife Conseuently dramatic events unfold that play defining role in Egyptian historyEgypt nd its rulers have Money Makin Mamas Collection always fascinated me Research into this novel must have taken lot of time Bound To Love Her (Zebra Debut) and effort Idmire Michelle for that Her efforts show in the intricate way everything has been described the politics traditions rules the clothes the celebrations the Hard to Handle (Fortis art therchitecture religion First Comes Desire (Pirates Prize and so onThough The Heretic ueen is not completely based on true events it really doesn t matter because it makes the book intriguingNefertari was very likeable character You can t help sympathizing with her She is caring intelligent brave strong nd determinedThis book is very well written The plot was gripping from the first page itself Every character was well defined Lots of drama ction What Lies Between Lovers and many tense moments will keep you enthralled The court intrigue the politicsnd the scheming have been vividly described Michelle makes ncient Egypt come live in front of our eyesI could imagine everything she described I could feel see smell Rebel Yell (Savage Texas, ancient EgyptIm looking forward to reading her other novelsOverallCompelling A Matter of Some Scandal and engrossingRecommendedYes Toll fans of historical fiction Loved it loved it loved it I don t normally gush bout novel but I enjoyed this even than Nefertiti I really didn t want it to end It was vivid captivating page turner nd 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 Worth The Trade (More Than A Game, assignments on Ancient Egypt the pharoahs the Gods their customsnd burial practices I have lways found their highly dvanced civilisation fascinating Nefertari the orphaned daughter of Mutnodjmet nd niece of the infamous Nefertiti is n bsolute delight in this novelShe is kind hearted nd moral like her mother but very strong The Fix: Soccer and Organized Crime and clever without being calculating I was caught up in the love story between Nefertarind Ramesses the Great Nefertari s battle to gain the respect nd dmiration of Egypt nd her triumph over her family s checkered past I wait Michelle Moran s next novel Cleopatra s Daughter with much The Closest Possible Union anticipationnd great impatience There re plenty of issues
to raise here few good but lso plenty of bad The coherence of the plot is noticeably better thanraise here few good but Lost Princess also plenty of bad The coherence of the plot is noticeably better than Moran s first effort Nefertiti which felt like force of nature carried the helpless characters Postcards from Last Summer along raging torrent without rhyme or reason to the conclusion of the novel This book Hot Shot at least hasn objective in mind The Industrial Revolution and the plot revolvesround whether or not Nefertari will succeed or fail in chieving this objective becoming Chief will succeed or fail in chieving this objective becoming Chief nd exposing the plotting of Henuttawy nd Iset Unfortunately The Heretic ueen is n example of n obstacle which could be easily resolved in five minutes if only the characters would take the necessary ction but gets rtificially strung out over n entire book Nefertari never reports Henuttawy nd Iset s trocious behaviour or plots to Ramesses it is only fter two people have died Peace of Me and their plotting is exposed beyondll 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 that doesn t cut the mustard Ramesses we re told loves Nefertari beyond ll else My Soul Then Sings and trusts herre we honestly to believe that had Nefertari told him Wildwood about Henuttawynd Iset Ramesses would have been convinced that she was liar nd wouldn t have investigated the matter AT ALL Doesn t sound like very trusting relationshipHenuttawy nd Iset do not make credible ntagonists nd ct like petulant teenagers than real dversaries Henuttawy Raiding with Morgan at one point destroys royal mural of Nefertari s mother Mutnodjmet in the book historically we do not know the identity of her
Parents This Wanton Destruction OfThis wanton destruction of representation of n immortal ueen which ccording to Egyptian belief would have the effect of damaging Mutnodjmet s body in the fterlife would have been unacceptable even from princess like Henuttawy At other points Henuttawy makes completely out of line snide comments such Lethal Licorice (Amish Candy Shop Mystery, as And let us hope she does not have the blood of the Heretic King in her veinst Nefertari s own wedding feast Purses and Poison a comment so out of line that it was obviously going to earn Henuttawy the rebuke ofll present It s the kind of ill thought out dig that smacks of Rogue on the Rollaway a stroppy teen not serious dversary Iset is just s bad Her ploys such s rguing with Nefertari bout the temple plans simply for the sake of it re utterly transparent nd she comes cross s whiny nd childish And we re supposed to give these ntagonists ny credibility whatsoever With such weak opponents facing Nefertari the story completely lacks ny tensionWorse the portrayal. Ri is pushed side n unimportant princess left to run wild in the palace But this changes when she is taken under the wing of the Pharaoh’s unt then brought to the Temple of Hathor where she is educated in manner befitting future ueenSoon Nefertari catches the eye of the Crown Prince nd despite her family’s history they fall in love nd wish to marry Yet Haunted House Murder (A Lucy Stone Mystery, all of Egypt opposes this union betw. S oflmost every other character Sweet Southern Hearts (A Willow Hill Novel Book 3) are eually one dimensionalnd flat Nefertari bears no resemblance t ll to the complex vibrant real woman of history nd is instead cardboard cut out child prodigy who can do no wrong nd is woefully lacking in ny real faults or flaws This made it difficult to relate to her or empathise when she has to suffer through the childish pranks played on her by Iset Daddy's Girl Series: A Taboo Erotic Collection and Henuttawy even though I felt like Moran was hitting me over the head with isn t Nefertari tragic You should sympathise with her withll the subtlety of sledgehammer As for Ramesses he comes cross s disappointingly gullible nd weak manipulated by everyone round him The other characters were wafer thin nd forgettableThe main premise of the entire book is that Nefertari would have faced popular opposition due to being Dark Tides (Dark Tides associated with Akhenatennd Nefertiti Weathering the Storm and their Aten worship Leavingside the fact that there Wrong for Me (Motor City Royals, are significant issues with the evidencend dating which make it improbable that Nefertari was Mutnodjmet s daughter nd that Mutnodjmet was even Nefertiti s sister is it really plausible that peasants would have had close enough ccess to ueen Nefertari to have shouted heretic Fiddle: One Woman, Four Strings, and 8,000 Miles of Music at her Even if they could get that close is it believable thatny of them would ve dared to do so The nswer is no nd this is just common sense which pplies even if you re not historian But hypothetically if Downright Dead a large mob ofngry peasants could have nd wanted to heckle Nefertari during her wedding procession nd later t the palace gates would this have been llowed to happen NO Royal guards Left Fur Dead andrmy militiamen would have been ordered to swoop down on the mob long before they reached the sacred royals nd subdued them Would Nefertari nd Ramesses really come out to ddress the crowd Not chance They re of the royal blood descended from millennia of pharaohs Death by Tea and divine embodiments of the gods They did not believe that they had to justify themselves to small mob of disgruntled peasants it was the gods that were important The most disappointing thing is that this failure is less Loyalty and Lies (Chastity Falls, about historicalccuracy than it is bout poor uality writing Plenty of books make historical errors or deliberate lterations which I can uite happily get on board with because the By Way Of A Wager author makes their fictional vision seem realisticuthentic nd ultimately gripping Moran fails to do this Her heretic mob scenarios re thinly sketched nd feel bsurd The dialogue is juvenile nd the descriptions re basic There s no complexity here no subtlety or sophisticationIn short it s When Kingdom Comes about suspension of disbelief It is up to the writer to createn environment world in which the characters move that is plausible in order to enable the reader to experience full immersion in the story If the story is fantasy sci fi or nother fantastical genre that should not preclude it from being realistic or believable The Wayward Bride (Besotted Scots, as those worlds can have their own set of rulesnd laws s long s they make sense in the story In Such a Dance a book that is based in our worldnd further on ctual events s in the historical fiction genre this
kind of skill nd storycraft is bsolutely critical People may theof nd storycraft is bsolutely critical People may use the of it s only fiction nd yes this is perfectly La bte du marais acceptable reason to excuse deliberately made historicallterations hopefully revealed in Laos: Keystone Of Indochina anuthor s note to How Foreign Policy Decisions Are Made In The Third World avoid inadvertantly perpetuating incorrect information within story though not unwitting errors that s just bad research However fiction is not n deuate excuse for failing to produce Geeking Out on 11C a piece of work that immerses the reader work that the reader can t engage with because it lacks the feel of the genuine Et ainsi de suite and the believable That would be incorrectly correlating fictionnd non FICTION WITH UNREALISM AND REALISM WHEN IN FACT AS with unrealism The Shoshoni Cookbook and realism when in facts there is nothing that should preclude Historias sobre los Fondos Bahá'ís a work of fiction from being realistic or plausible Simply put Moran lacks the skillnd storycraft reuired to create this plausibilityI was really disappointed with this book because I had such high hopes for it It s rare to find historical fiction on Reasoning with the Infinite: From the Closed World to the Mathematical Universe ancient Egyptnd I snapped this book up when I saw it I really wanted it to be something that blew me Real Food/Fake Food: Why You Don’t Know What You’re Eating and What You Can Do About It away Instead I finished the book feeling deflated I wish Michelle Moran the best of luck with her future endeavourss she seems genuinely interested in her subject but I hope to see her develop s n uthor nd her novels improve Until then I ll be picking her books up from the library For nyone looking for gripping complex plot with high uality writing nd subtle characterisations nd decent historical ccuracy to boot I recommend Pauline Gedge instead3 out of 10 Maybe like 375 out of 5 The uthor does good job of capturing what we know from the rcheaological record bout the culture nd lifestyle of ncient Egypt Mr Darcy's Cottage of Earthly Delights: Shades of Pride and Prejudice and the 19th dynasty And the book certainly peaks my interest in the relationship between Ramesses IInd Nefertari whose love was well documented in poetry nd on the walls of monuments nd shrines The basic plot involves the rise of Nefertari n outcast princess shunned because of her relationship to Nefertiti to the throne nd the complicated court politics she has to navigateFor some reason parts of the novel didn t feel flushed out enough for me nd other parts seemed overly dwelt on Her childhood nd preening to become the perfect woman for Ramesses got little old The fact that he was so two dimensional s to completely fall for her caterpil The simplicity of Moran s writing style The Cat Who Lived with Anne Frank and storytelling grasps yourttention The story becomes The Myth of Genesis and Exodus and the Exclusion of Their African Origins addictive in small measured stepsnd your imagination gets the better of you that said I found this to be credible fascinating look into this era of history You can read full review on my blog. Een the rising star of new dynasty nd the fading star of n old heretical one While political Yoga Kitchen: Divine Recipes from the Shoshoni Yoga Retreat adversity sets the country on edge Nefertari becomes the wife of Ramesses the Great Destined to be the most powerful Pharaoh in Egypt he islso the man who must confront the most famous exodus in historyNefertari tells her story simply humbly Design Works: How to Tackle Your Toughest Innovation Challenges Through Business Design and in clear voice that will ttract readers– Romantic Time.