By Michelle Moran
Nefertiti and her more youthful sister, Mutnodjmet, were raised in a robust family members that has supplied other halves to the rulers of Egypt for hundreds of years. formidable, charismatic, and gorgeous, Nefertiti is destined to marry Amunhotep, an risky younger pharaoh. it really is was hoping by means of all that her robust character will mood the younger Amunhotep’s heretical wish to forsake Egypt’s historic gods, overthrow the clergymen of Amun, and introduce a brand new solar god for all to worship. From the instant of her arrival in Thebes, Nefertiti is loved via the folk. Her air of mystery is matched simply by means of her husband’s perceived generosity: Amunhotep showers his matters with lofty delivers. the affection of the commoners should not adequate, even if, if the royal couple isn't in a position to conceive an inheritor, and as Nefertiti turns her recognition to generating a son, she fails to work out that the robust monks, besides the army, are plotting opposed to her husband’s rule. the one individual clever adequate to acknowledge the shift in political winds—and courageous adequate to inform the queen—is her more youthful sister, Mutnodjmet.Observant and contemplative, Mutnodjmet hasn't ever shared her sister’s wish for strength. She yearns for a quiet life clear of family members accountability and the intrigues of courtroom. Her maximum desire is to proportion her lifestyles with the final who has gained her middle. yet as Nefertiti learns of the precariousness of her reign, she pronounces that her sister needs to stay at courtroom and marry for political achieve, no longer love. to accomplish her independence, Mutnodjmet needs to defy her sister, the main robust lady in Egypt—while additionally last dependable to the desires of her relations. Love, betrayal, political unrest, plague, and spiritual conflict—Nefertiti brings old Egypt to lifestyles in bright element. fast paced and traditionally actual, it's the dramatic tale of 2 unforgettable ladies residing via a awesome interval in background.
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She drew a heavy breath. “Yes. It’s what your father wants. ” I asked quietly. Her eyes turned to the room she shared with my father. She missed him terribly when he was gone. Now she would be near him. ” We both looked at Nefertiti, commanding the servants in the courtyard. “She will be monarch of Egypt,” my mother said, a little in awe. ” My mother smiled, the lines on her face coming together. “And you will be Sister of the King’s Chief Wife. ” she exclaimed, and a shadow crossed her face.
When she saw she would get nothing else out of me, she leaned forward. ” I nodded. “She’s very beautiful. ” She looked at me from under her long lashes. “I bet she had many admirers. ” “Nefertiti doesn’t fall in love,” I replied. ” “Men? ” “No, just our tutor,” I replied quickly. ” She sat back. “Well, not her tutor. ” Ipu’s steps echoed in the courtyard and at once Kiya was standing, smiling brilliantly. ” Ipu saw us and alarm spread over her face. Then Kiya slipped out the doors, wearing only her wet linen.
When Tuthmosis was alive! When there was stability and it looked as if Egypt would be ruled by…” My father closed his eyes. ” He opened his eyes. “The sun,” he replied, staring at my mother. There were thoughts passing between them, but no words. ” “And Aten is the sun itself,” he said. I didn’t understand. ” I was shocked. ” My father nodded. ” I sucked in my breath. No one went against the goddess of truth. ” “Because the crown prince is weak,” my father explained. ” My mother threw a sharp glance at him.
Nefertiti by Michelle Moran