Review: The Heretic Queen
Michelle Moran brings me back home in The Heretic Queen. It is a tale of Nefertari, who was hailed as the Warrior Queen by the people in Egypt and was known for her knowledge of 8 languages. Nefertari was the Chief Wife to Rameses II (Rameses the Great) and it was truly a love match. The Heretic Queen follows the life of Nefertari as she becomes one of the most well-known Queens of Egypt.
This is a story filled with passion, deception, intrigue, adventure and best of all, love. And we all know...all you need is love! Rameses and Nefertari were very much in love, and it shows by the passage Rameses had written on her burial chamber wall: "My love is unique and none can rival her...Just by passing, she has stolen away my heart."
This is a fantastic novel that I recommend to anyone! Moran is an excellent writer and can pull you right into the story...right into Egypt...smell the incense....taste the pomegrante wine. This is a book where you can just disappear into another world for hours on end and not ever want to leave. This is the kind of book that gets me in trouble because I tune out/ignore everything and everyone around me!
I am so excited for her next book, Cleopatra's Daughter, which is about Cleopatra's children with Marc Antony. The release date is September 15, 2009.
Here is a picture of Nefertari: