The Heretic Queen #2020

The Heretic Queen By Michelle Moran The Heretic Queen In ancient Egypt a forgotten princess must overcome her family s past and remake history The winds of change are blowing through Thebes A devastating palace fire has killed the Eighteenth Dynasty s r
  • Title: The Heretic Queen
  • Author: Michelle Moran
  • ISBN: 9780307381750
  • Page: 170
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Heretic Queen By Michelle Moran In ancient Egypt, a forgotten princess must overcome her family s past and remake history.The winds of change are blowing through Thebes A devastating palace fire has killed the Eighteenth Dynasty s royal family all with the exception of Nefertari, the niece of the reviled former queen, Nefertiti The girl s deceased family has been branded as heretical, and no one in EgyIn ancient Egypt, a forgotten princess must overcome her family s past and remake history.The winds of change are blowing through Thebes A devastating palace fire has killed the Eighteenth Dynasty s royal family all with the exception of Nefertari, the niece of the reviled former queen, Nefertiti The girl s deceased family has been branded as heretical, and no one in Egypt will speak their names A relic of a previous reign, Nefertari is pushed aside, an unimportant princess left to run wild in the palace But this changes when she is taken under the wing of the Pharaoh s aunt, then brought to the Temple of Hathor, where she is educated in a manner befitting a future queen.Soon Nefertari catches the eye of the Crown Prince, and despite her family s history, they fall in love and wish to marry Yet all of Egypt opposes this union between the rising star of a new dynasty and the fading star of an old, heretical one While political adversity sets the country on edge, Nefertari becomes the wife of Ramesses the Great Destined to be the most powerful Pharaoh in Egypt, he is also the man who must confront the most famous exodus in history.Sweeping in scope and meticulous in detail, The Heretic Queen is a novel of passion and power, heartbreak and redemption.From the Hardcover edition.
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    1. Michelle Moran

      Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name See this thread for information Michelle Moran is the international bestselling author of six historical novels, including Madame Tussaud, which was optioned for a mini series in 2011 Her books have been translated into than twenty languages.A native of southern California, Michelle attended Pomona College, then earned a Masters Degree from the Claremont Graduate University During her six years as a public high school teacher, she used her summers to travel around the world, and it was her experiences as a volunteer on archaeological digs that inspired her to write historical fiction In 2012 Michelle was married in India, inspiring her seventh book, Rebel Queen, which is set in the East Her hobbies include hiking, traveling, and archaeology She is also fascinated by archaeogenetics, particularly since her children s heritages are so mixed But above all these things, Michelle is passionate about reading, and can often be found with her nose in a good book A frequent traveler, she currently resides with her husband, son, and daughter in the US.

    626 thoughts on “The Heretic Queen”

    1. Loved it, loved it, loved it I don t normally gush about a novel but I enjoyed this even than Nefertiti I really didn t want it to end It was a vivid, captivating page turner and I thoroughly enjoyed being immersed in the Ancient Egyptian world I have been interested in Ancient Egypt since my own school years then helping my sons with assignments on Ancient Egypt the pharoahs, the Gods, their customs and burial practices, I have always found their highly advanced civilisation fascinating Nefert [...]


    2. Moran also wrote Nefertiti and Cleopatra s Daughter, but I only read this one Set in ancient Egypt, The Heretic Queen is an odd mixture, because it felt sometimes exactly like a romance and a sexy one and other times like a historical narrative with some liberally embellished and possibly fabricated history For romance readers, it might be a nice cross genre piece, since it bridges both worlds For those who like history, and only the straight dope, this will disappoint Setting Ancient Egypt The [...]


    3. Soak it up this is entertainment at its best Michelle Moran s second novel is an enthralling read that will have you frantically turning pages, completely absorbed in the world she has created for you.Moran s Egypt is a backdrop for all the guilty pleasure plot points you know you love sex, power, violence and true love And her cast of characters are fabulously self serving and deceitful in a way that makes you keep reading just to find out what they will do to each other next Some are motivated [...]


    4. There are plenty of issues to raise here, a few good but also plenty of bad The coherence of the plot is noticeably better than in Moran s first effort, Nefertiti , which felt like a force of nature carried the helpless characters along a raging torrent without rhyme or reason to the conclusion of the novel This book at least has an objective in mind, and the plot revolves around whether or not Nefertari will succeed or fail in achieving this objective becoming Chief Wife and exposing the plotti [...]


    5. Awful, awful, awful This ranks way up on my list of Worst Books Ever Written The author didn t know if she was supposed to be writing historical fiction, soft core and very unerotic porn, or chick lit with all the name calling and backstabbing and gossiping There wasn t a single sympathetic character in the bunch, and I especially hated her depiction of Ramesses Here s a guy who s supposedly head over heels in love with Nefertari and he can clearly see what an amazing diplomat she is, and yet it [...]


    6. 2.5 This is how memories are what seems so clear and unforgettable at one moment vanishes like steam the next Princess Nefetari Nefer is the last descendent of the Heretic monachars of Egypt, the infamous Neferitit and her husband Akhenaten Their reign was one of fear and madness and as a result the people of Egypt still hate and fear anything to do with them Their memories have been erased and their names are never mentioned Their only living remnant is Nefertari Nefer s life is plagued by thei [...]


    7. I love historical fiction, especially reading about women rulers Though I am mostly addicted to reading about the Tudors, I wanted to read something different.The Heretic Queen is the first Michelle Moran novel I read Looking at her other books, Michelle seems to have a penchant for Egyptian women rulers.The Heretic Queen focuses on one of the lesser known queens of Egypt, Nefertari, who was Queen Nefertiti s niece She is called The Heretic Queen since Nefertiti had abandoned the Gods Egyptians [...]


    8. I was not very impressed with Nefertiti and the follow up book The Heretic Queen disappointed me even While the first half of Nefertiti was largely disappointing, The Heretic Queen suffered from it from start to finish This novel suffered terribly from first person point of view Nefertiti was also first person but it was Nefertiti s sister, which gave some much needed distance.First of all the book, much like it s counterpart Nefertiti, did not capture the essence of Ancient Egypt Sure you can [...]


    9. I saw a short film on the discovery of Ramesses s tomb on vacation and of course I was intrigued by the mention of the love story and wasted MORE I ve also been meaning to read Moran forever This didn t totally scratch the itch because it s about Nefertari s quest to become Chief Wife I really wish time had been focused on her and Ramesses s relationship, especially the transformation from childhood friends to lovers It came very close to just oh look, she got hot And at times it was like we w [...]


    10. Some would call the Pharaoh Akhenaten and his wife Nefertiti visionaries They ended the polytheistic religion of Egypt and destroyed the greedy and corrupt temples of Amun They instituted a revolutionary monotheistic system, worshipping one God, the Aten Unfortunately, thousands of years of religious belief could not be erased so easily Their reign ended in disaster and the old religious order was restored, ending a line of kings stretching back over a hundred years.Michelle Moran starts this no [...]


    11. I had thought Nefertiti was bad I didn t think that it couldn t get worse It did This fluffy, stupid, tale of Rameses II s great love, Nefertari, is reduced into a tawdry romance full of plotting priests, high heeled sandals, tolling bells, never ending meals of pomegranate sauced ducks, and other improbabilities Nefertari is supposedly the niece of Queen Nefertiti, and goes through the novel fearing that someone is gonna find out Right And she wants to find out the truth of her murdered mother [...]


    12. Originally posted on Creative Madness Mama This post has been updated with my new format as of January 27, 2016with the Ultimate Book Blogger Plugin Oh, what a novel I wish it had not come to an end Every time I picked up the book to settle in for a read, I was swept into the world of Egypt with Pharaoh s and Warrior Queen s I was impressed by Nefertiti, Michelle Moran s debut, but The Heretic Queen surpasses my admiration by far.Our story is told from a first person perspective straight from th [...]


    13. 4.5Si hay algo que me sali completamente por casualidad fue leer este libro despu s de Nefertiti No son una serie saga, aunque bien podr an serlo En este libro la protagonista y narradora es la hija de Mutni, la narradora de Nefertiti.En La reina hereje nos enteramos de algo que le ocurri a Mutni que hizo que realmente agradezca haberlos le do en este orden Y por cierto, necesito comentarlo para poder hablar de la historia, as que si tienen planeado leer Nefertiti paren de leer Nefertari es una [...]


    14. 3.5 starsWhen I first started this book, I initially thought I d already read a bit too much about Ancient Egypt, having just finished The Visitors, but I think this was just a slow start Once I got into it, I quite enjoyed it I did feel that at times it seemed a bit too contemporary in the way people spoke, and while I don t suppose we have very much to go on to know just how the ancient Egyptians spoke, and if we did have the information, it mightn t be the easiest to read even old English is [...]


    15. I just wasn t that impressed Nefer wasn t a strong female to me and their romance was incredibly unrealistic to me Character development was really lacking and I didn t like any of her characters I doubt I ll read anything else by this author.


    16. Jo jedna odli na knjiga Michelle Moran Hereti ka kraljica je ispunila svako moje o ekivanje Nalazi se rame uz rame s Nefertiti Svakako preporu am


    17. Following on from my re reading of Moran s Nefertiti, I also re read the sequel, The Heretic Queen, and this is my revised rating from three to two stars.In this book, Moran gives us the love story of Nefertari and Ramesses, weaving into it opposition on the basis that Nefertari fictionally was the niece of Nefertiti, and the competition between Nefertari and Ramesses other wife, Istnofret dubbed Iset in the book , in the race to become queen.I enjoy this book , partly because Moran shows some i [...]


    18. As the niece of the former Heretic Queen, Nefertari is hated by all of Egypt apart from a few allies, but they are powerful allies that include the Pharaoh, the High Priestess, and the Crown Prince, Ramesses the Great Nerfertari has to prove that she is a valuable queen for him after spending a whole year being groomed for the position of Chief Wife.Moran always knows how to craft an enjoyable story and this one is no exception However, I did have some criticisms The characters were a little one [...]


    19. Ever since I was a little girl I have had a fascination with Egypt My mom would buy me books with pictures of Egypt the pyramids and artifacts and I would just eat it up I m not sure what s behind all the fascination, but I like to think that maybe I was there in another life.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 Ra [...]


    20. Very disappointing One of the things I enjoy most about reading historical fiction is being immersed in worlds of the past Moran fails completely at this, she was never able to bring Ancient Egypt alive.After thinking on this for a little bit, I think was really bothered me was the theme of the book you are never good enough for the man you love, you have to change into something you aren t The main character starts out beautiful, smart, speaks 6 or 7 languages, and is best friends with the futu [...]


    21. A vast improvement over the author s earlier Egyptian historical fiction novel, Nefertiti I admit that I had low expectations for this going in, but the plot, the character s struggles especially Nefertari s for identity and recognition, as opposed to her aunt s for just power a man were handled much maturely and wholly.This foray into the fascinating world of Egypt s past has a lot to recommend it than Nefertiti The characters are accessible and rounded the similarities both real and imagine [...]


    22. I found this to be a surprisingly engaging read The story sped by and kept me absorbed in the fate of the heroine It s a tale of Nefertari and her quest to become Chief Wife to Ramsses the Great With a little bit of war, some political intrigue, an interesting version of history and a lot of romance, the author has created a good story with a charming character.


    23. This is a well paced, beautifully drawn and compelling look at the neice of the heretic queen Nefertiti orphaned and relegated to a minor role at court, the young Nefertari s struggle to overcome the shadows of her past and win the right to become queen, won her the heart of Pharoah Ramseess and the adoration of Egypt.


    24. I wish I hadn t come to the end of the book, as I had become part of the story And I have now read this book three times.


    25. Yep, still just as much in love with this book as I was the last time I read it This is one of my repeat reads I just keep coming back to it A wonderfully woven tale of historical fiction about Egyptian princess Nefertari A must read


    26. I am crazy for anything Egypt and this book did not let me down I ve read Michelle s previous novel, Nefertiti, and this was just as good More to come.I am at work right now


    27. 1.5 Stars Mean Girls in ancient Egypt.I came to this book expecting a historical romance a guilty pleasure read that I was excited for Unfortunately, it was unable to deliver a satisfying romance, which is the reason my star rating is so low it s not because of the genre I try to rate a book depending on what kind of book it is I m not comparing this to high literary fiction The characters are one dimensional and quite frankly boring Even the main character Nefertari lacks a real personality, an [...]


    28. The HERETIC QUEEN at its heart is a love story told from the view point of Nefertari It is also a tale about two queens vying of the heart of Pharaoh Ramesses and who will be his ruling queen.Michelle Moran does a wonderful job of transporting the reader to the intricacies of ancient Egypt, with its court politics, palaces, and the way royalty lived I did find it slow in the beginning but it still held my interest enough to keep reading on Nefertari is a sympathetic character who was smart, dete [...]


    29. Fabulous read My only criticism is the end of Moran s books tend to feel a bit rushed Still brilliant, evocative writing.


    30. Granted, this might just be a sign of those times but the reason why I struggled with this book so much despite the writing and storytelling being a vast improvement from Hope of the Pharoah was because I didn t like the idea of this guy having a whole harem of womend Nefertari has to fight her way into the 1 Wife spot Ironic coming from me since I love stories about courtesans and arranged marriages like recent reads such as The Hundredth Queen or Bride to the Sun but this book might be one of [...]


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