- File Size: 4121 KB
- Print Length: 226 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1522764143
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: December 14, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B019DEYBAS
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- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #23,043 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The Tale of Nefret (The Desert Queen Book 1) Kindle Edition
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However, there is also a need for basic historical accuracy with what we do know. Which is why it has a four star rating instead of a five over what may seem a trivial matter, but is not.
This book is clearly set near the end of the reign of Amenhotep III, who died in 1352 BC. Yet, the tile on the floor of Queen Tiye's quarters is discussed as being either Greek or Roman. Really? Rome was not founded until 753 BC, six centuries later, so no Rome and no Roman tile available.
This kind of error is jarring to a reader putting aside disbelief on some of the assumptions because the story is just so well done and is, after all, fiction.
We really do not know for certain where Nefertiti came from, or Tiye or even Horemheb, so speculating as to their origins adds to the interest, even if I disagree with some of the conclusions and does not spoil enjoyment of the book.
Recommended to those who do not get all hung up in the various theories re the 18 th Dynasty.
Characters: 5 Stars
Technique: 4 Stars
Who should read it: Anyone who enjoys a well written book with strong characters and a well written story.
Who shouldn't read it: Honestly can't think of anything.
When I was reading this book, it hit me on an emotional level. Not because I am a princess in waiting (or this book's equivalant), not because my sister wants to kill me, but because Nefret is so HUMAN. She's relatable, the story line is plausible (does not take too many leaps in logic), and I found myself wanting to give her a hug, advise, or a kick in the ass. When two particular characters died, I felt pain for Nefret, felt her loss. It is very very rare a book does that for me.
As far as writing goes, it was incredibly well woven together. The themes, the vivid imagery, and most of all, the supporting characters. Even the villains are relatable as they are not inherently evil. Ms. Bullock does a wonderful job of showing the human aspect of everyone, their motivations WITHOUT MAKING EXCUSES FOR THEM. I think that is important and rare.
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