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Sphinx's Queen (Princesses of Myth) Kindle Edition
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One of the best aspects of this book, in my opinion, is the characters. There is such a wide cast, and I grew to love all of them in the end, even Thutmose, who began as the most annoying, spoiled brat. There's Nava, the Jewish slave, who often testifies her faith in the One, Amenophis, who is sweet and gentle and wise, Sitamun, who, like her mother, Queen Tiye, is a strong, persistent woman, and of course, Nefertiti herself, a girl who is beautiful, intelligent, and courageous enough to stand up for herself even when Pharaoh, the god-on-earth, is doubtful of her word and her aunt would destroy her at the first opportunity.
Nefertiti's journey throughout the book is one of danger and excitement, love and loneliness, doubt and victory, revenge and forgiveness. She's a remarkable character, and the love of her circle of friends is her greatest source of strength.
Then there was the story...I laughed and I cried, and the author even managed to coax a gasp out of me at parts. I was hooked, and for the most part, didn't put the book down until I had finished it.
It was a great read, and definitely one that I would recommend!
They must reach the Pharaoh in order to clear Nefertiti 's name. After much hardship and a little luck, they reach his side, only to discover that Prince Thutmose has beaten them there. Now, Nefertiti must stand before the Pharaoh and clear herself from the false charges thrown her way by the Prince.
It doesn't help that she has fallen in love with Amenophis - the Prince's brother. It also doesn't help that the Pharaoh himself is in awe of her beauty. She must prove herself before the gods.
How will Nefertiti prove her innocence? With so many people against her, is it possible for her to have a happy ending?
I love Esther Friesner's strong historical female characters, and Nefertiti doesn't disappoint readers. For much of the book, Nefertiti remains isolated, even heartbroken. Still, she manages to gather strength for herself and to instill strength in others. Despite all the hardships she must endure, the author imagines the character as both powerful and vulnerable.
Reviewed by: Jennifer Rummel
This book continues exactly where the first book Sphinx's Princess left off, and I mean exactly, the two novels flowed seamlessly from the first book to the second which I really appreciated because it sucks to have to pick a story back up again when the author has lost the flow.
Anyway, in book two we find Nefertiti still running for her life and battling the feelings she has for her fiance's brother as well as the responsibilities to a young slave girl who depends on the two of them for her very survival. Ancient Egypt was no place for a nine year old to be running around lost and alone so Nefertiti and Amenophis try to hide their feelings for each other for her sake.
The journey that they're on proves to be hazardous and fraught with danger, deception, betrayal, love and adventure. I loved that there was so much happening in the book and that the whole novel was a delight to read. I really enjoyed the historical aspect of it since I've always enjoyed Ancient Egyptian history.
Sphinx's Queen was an exotic, entertaining and extremely well developed piece of young adult historical fiction. I thought the characters had a lot more dimension to them than they did in the first book. Nefertiti and Amenophis' relationship evolves dramatically in this book and both of them mature rather quickly in terms of their characters.
What I think I liked most about the book though was the fact that Nefertiti was represented as a strong willed, independent and intelligent young woman who would risk anything for justice to be upheld.Read more ›
I enjoyed this book more than the first one, as this one has a lot more action in the plot and takes the reader to different locations in Egypt. While still written for a younger audience, this one held the older reader's attention a bit more with some romance, as well as Nefertiti growing up herself and choosing her life's path in the face of adversity. A great way to start younger teens on history and historical fiction.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was a very beautiful book. The first was a bit undeveloped but this was much better. Finally, those two admit their feelings and get married. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Katt.CG
The Sphinx's Queen was a suiting conclusion to a epic series. It made me love all the supporting and main characters more! Read morePublished 18 months ago by LILTH
I did not read this but i bought it for her since she was looking for it.
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Excellent book! I will read it again. Suspense, love, and a good ending! I love that is it real characters from history with a creative fictional story that is funny, sad,... Read morePublished on November 17, 2013 by Stephanie Lindal
And is reading them again at 11. Not too many books are on here re-read list, so these have to be good.Published on October 18, 2013 by J. Stevens
This book is a great ending to Spinx's Princess. I really enjoy reading about things that may have happened to historical figures. It was a run read!Published on May 4, 2013 by Amazon Customer
I would give this book a 5 star review be a US this is the best book ever. I recommend that you read this book.Published on January 12, 2013 by Caitlynn meadows
The Nefertiti books of hers are my favorites of the Princesses of Myth series so far! I really love this book! Read morePublished on January 10, 2013 by Sydney Barron
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