From Publishers Weekly
While Hatshepsut, Egypt's only woman Pharoah, was considered a god, Gedge portrays her as very much a human being in this fine historical tale.
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Gedge sets her living, breathing Queen against a beautifully detailed Egypt that we see as it must have been so long ago.” Publishers Weekly
"The author’s strong sense of time and place is evident in every scene. A superb portrait of a powerful but very human queen." Library Journal
"Splendor, splendor everywhere." Kirkus Reviews
"A rich pageant, satisfying on more levels than simply that of narrative." Wall Street Journal
"Combines ancient artifacts, timeless psychology and sure pacing.” Globe and Mail
This is as fine a novel as anyone would want to read.” Columbus Ohio Dispatch
"A compelling and human story without a single dramatic lapse." San Francisco Examiner
Epic accounts of feasts and festivals, and a steady flow of details related to life in ancient Thebes . . . the sunny, sweating world of [Egypt] in filmic splendour.” Vancouver Sun