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King and Goddess
     

King and Goddess

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by Judith Tarr
 

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In ancient Egypt, a woman might be king--but the price she paid would bind her soul for eternity.

Hatshepsut, the Great Royal Wife, is bound in marriage to her brother, Thutmose, whom she despises. Unable to give him a son and heir, though she does produce a daughter, she sends him a surrogate and a distraction, the beautiful young concubine, Isis. Isis

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In ancient Egypt, a woman might be king--but the price she paid would bind her soul for eternity.

Hatshepsut, the Great Royal Wife, is bound in marriage to her brother, Thutmose, whom she despises. Unable to give him a son and heir, though she does produce a daughter, she sends him a surrogate and a distraction, the beautiful young concubine, Isis. Isis provides him with an heir, but when the king dies while his son is yet a child, Hatshepsut raises herself from queen regent to ruling king. And all the while, the royal heir, the son of the concubine, watches and waits.

Senenmut the scribe, sharp-tempered, arrogant, and much too intelligent for his own good, is sent to the queen as a servant, and becomes her friend and more than friend. With Nehsi the Nubian, her loyal guardian, he defends her in both life and death, and sets out to preserve her memory for everlasting.

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Publishers Weekly
Tarr evokes Hatshepsut's ruthlessness as well as her vulnerability, and provides vivid portraits of Senenmut, Thutmose III and other real historical figures. Hatshepsut's courtship of the Egyptians, her peaceful reign and Thutmose III's ultimate revenge against her add up to a dramatic tale.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940150911307
Publisher:
Book View Cafe
Publication date:
07/22/2015
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
299,902
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Judith Tarr's first novel, The Isle of Glass, appeared in 1985. Her new novel, Forgotten Suns, a space opera, was published by Book View Café in April. In between, she’s written historicals and historical fantasies and epic fantasies, some of which have been reborn as ebooks from Book View Café. She has won the Crawford Award, and been a finalist for the World Fantasy Award and the Locus Award. She lives in Arizona with an assortment of cats, two dogs, and a herd of Lipizzan horses.

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King and Goddess 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
You have got to read this book!!!! I was absolutely glued and mesmerized. the way she tells the tale of Maatkare Hatshepsut and her lover Senenmut is breathtaking. The accuracy, the devotion, the intrigue everything was simply glorious!! So much so,I have developed an obsession with finding out more about this magnificent Queen Pharoah. You must read this book, if you love ancient egyptian anything.