Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Waiting of Wednesday: Daughter of the Gods: A Novel of Ancient Egypt by Stephanie Thornton

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
 
This week I am waiting for:: Daughter of the Gods: A Novel of Ancient Egypt

Paperback, 448 pages
Expected publication: May 6th 2014 by NAL Trade

 Egypt, 1400s BC. The pharaoh’s pampered second daughter, lively, intelligent Hatshepsut, delights in racing her chariot through the marketplace and testing her archery skills in the Nile’s marshlands. But the death of her elder sister, Neferubity, in a gruesome accident arising from Hatshepsut’s games forces her to confront her guilt...and sets her on a profoundly changed course.

Hatshepsut enters a loveless marriage with her half brother, Thut, to secure his claim to the Horus Throne and produce a male heir. But it is another of Thut’s wives, the commoner Aset, who bears him a son, while Hatshepsut develops a searing attraction for his brilliant adviser Senenmut. And when Thut suddenly dies, Hatshepsut becomes de facto ruler, as regent to her two-year-old nephew.

Once, Hatshepsut anticipated being free to live and love as she chose. Now she must put Egypt first. Ever daring, she will lead a vast army and build great temples, but always she will be torn between the demands of leadership and the desires of her heart. And even as she makes her boldest move of all, her enemies will plot her downfall....

Once again, Stephanie Thornton brings to life a remarkable woman from the distant past whose willingness to defy tradition changed the course of history.

What are you waiting for?

3 comments:

  1. Sounds fascinating. Thanks for sharing it! Here's My WoW

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  2. I loooove historical fiction! One of my favourite's is Mara, Daughter of the Nile by Eloise McGraw. It's kind of, after, Hatshepsut. So I'd be keen to read a book centred around her. Awesome pick!
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  3. I haven't read a good historical novel in quite some time! And I'm fascinated by Ancient Egypt so I might check this one out!

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