A very nice book. It is an excellent conclusion for the first book: The Sphinx's Princess by Esther M. Friesner. These two books are my favorites by Esther M. Friesner. Nefertiti is a very good character, who becomes your friend by the end of these two books.
I was eager to read this book after finishing the first one, but I didn't enjoy it as much. It seemed very unbelievable to me that Thutmose and Tiye could change from being villains willing to murder to get their own way to befriending Nefertiti and giving up their scheming. It seemed very unrealistic to me.
I like this much better than Nobody's Princess, reasons being that Helen really annoyed me. Nefertiti is not shallow or underdeveloped or stupid. She is smart and actually makes good decisions. Some are rash, yes, but they end up working out. My main problem with this book, though, is that the plot seems a bit vague and doesn't quite make sense. Thutmose is a good villain, which is what I think every time he comes up, but otherwise the plot is weird.
This one was good but i preferred the first book. :)
The sequel to "Sphinx's Princess" is adequately written, an easy read, and was entertaining enough to elicit a few verbal exclamations.
However, the chief reason I read the book was because it was the sequel. While reading, there were times when I really questioned the plot line (such as why certain sections were even in the story, as they seemed to serve no purpose but to fill up pages) or otherwise felt like things were dragging a bit. Had it not been a sequel, I most likely would have put it down.
I still recommend it to people who have read the first book but it's certainly not the most amazing book you will ever read-- not by a long shot.
**Potential Spoiler Alert!**
My biggest complaint was how everything wrapped up so nice and neat at the end. It was completely ridiculous how everyone was just suddenly okay with one another and everybody was in la-di-da land.
For those who know their Old Testament stories, Nava is a Hebrew slave. Habiru = Hebrew. I mean, she even mentions some of the stories like of Joseph and Lot's wife.
Nefertiti and her former slave, Nava, fled the royal palace with the help of Prince Amenophis. Their flimsy boat sunk and they were forced to go by foot in territory that none of them knew to join the Pharaoh and his wife in Dendera. When they finally arrive in Dendera, Prince Thutmose has already arrived and has turned the Pharaoh against Nefertiti. She becomes a prisoner in the palace and then is forced to appeal to one of the gods for her freedom and her life.Will the goddess declare her innocent? Reviewed by BPL volunteer LS
I loved it and couldn't put it down! :)
thought i haven't read this book, personally i think it will be as good as ethser friesner's others
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