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Child of the Morning: A Novel (Rediscovered Classics) Paperback – April 1, 2010
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This is as fine a novel as anyone would want to read.” Columbus Ohio Dispatch
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
Top Customer Reviews
Child of the Morning is a wonderful book of politics, social commentary and wisdom. It is truly an incredible piece of literature as well as an outstanding character study of the main female character, Hatshepsut. I cannot give this book a higher recommendation and I thank Ms. Gedge each day for writing such an amazing work.
I think I blew through this book in one sitting -- I simply could NOT put it down! The story starts out when Hat is a small girl, and we get to see how her childhood molded who she was, and how she became a strong enough woman to wrestle control of Egypt for herself. We also get to see inside the mind of Senmut, the we'eb priest she promotes as she ascends to power.
There are so many ways that the author could have gone with this book, because alot of Hat's details are lost to time. She could have made her hate her brother (the Pharaoh), could have made her into a man-hater, etc. I absolutely LOVED the way she planned this book out -- it doesn't disappoint in the slightest. The heroine is so likeable and so very real and complex that you'll feel as if you've always known her.
Pauline Gedge has obviously researched her information to a tee, right down to all the major events of the book (trust me, I researched after reading this to find out what was fact and what was fiction). She manages to weave cold, bland facts into a marvellous storytelling that has instantly catapulted Gedge into being my favorite author. No one else comes close!
I realize I'm being gushy, but when people ask me what book I recommend to them, I always wave my copy of this in their faces. Everyone that takes my advice adores it. Trust me when I say it's that good. I re-read it every year and still cry every time. Trust me when I say you'll be a Pauline Gedge fan for life.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It's ok. I love Egyptian history but this story so far is long and drawn outPublished 4 months ago by Ashley Parker
I think that the Kindle version must have been typed by chimpanzees. The instances of misspelling were egregious--at one point a Cod was referred to reverently. Read morePublished 5 months ago by lisa plante
This is my all-time favorite novel. I wish I would have read it before going to Egypt, so I could have had that visual, but I guess I'll just have to go back.Published 5 months ago by Shelly420
Excellent. Beautifully describing the life an all the customers and monuments of Egypt at that time and the character and power that Queen/ Pharaoh. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Marta L taboada
KINDLE VERSION REVIEW
Great story, too bad there are formatting problems
I absolutely adore this book. It is historically suspicious... given that the life of Hatshepsut is only now being uncovered after her final resting place was found a few years... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Theresa Kinney
Excellent author, well written and great to curl up and vanish into another time and civilization. I havent found a book from this author I didnt enjoy.Published 11 months ago by Arachne
“You know in your heart that he is the snake with the lazy eye who strikes quickly, but you do not know that it is as a father he will destroy you. Read morePublished 13 months ago by pjburn
I really like Pauline Gedge. She was recommended heartily by several reviews and she did not disappoint.Published 13 months ago by kathleen whatley