#228 ~ The Heretic Queen (mini review)

Cover of The Heretic Queen

The Heretic Queen by Michelle Moran

I read Michelle Moran’s first novel, Nefertiti, with my Facebook book club, Historical Fiction Lovers book club.  Nefertiti was our Queen of August.  We all loved the novel so much that we made The Heretic Queen or selection for November.  We all loved it just as much.  This novel tells the story of Nefertari, Nefertiti’s niece.  She loves Ramses, but her ties to Nefertiti, the heretic, both hold her back from life as a Pharaoh’s wife and put her in a great deal of danger.  I found this book so engrossing that I stayed up until 2am one morning because I had to keep finding out what happened over and over again until my eyes could no longer focus.  I may love Mutny from Nefertiti a little more than Nefertari, but this novel is in no way inferior to Moran’s first.

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I purchased this novel from my local independent bookseller.

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  • At 2010.01.13 13:16, Mary S said:

    This book is on my TBR list! I just finished up Cleopatra’s Daughter and enjoyed it thoroughly.
    Thanks for the mini-review!

    • At 2010.01.13 15:40, Alyce said:

      I loved this book too! Michelle Moran’s books are so much fun to read! Thanks for linking to my post.

      • At 2010.01.13 16:59, Michelle Moran said:

        Jennifer – I’m blushing! I’m so glad you enjoyed the book! And great write up about Sarah Waters’ THE LITTLE STRANGER. Definitely one for the TBR pile.

        • At 2010.01.13 19:33, Kathy R (Bermudaonion) said:

          Everyone seems to love Moran’s work – I really need to read one of her books soon!

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          • At 2010.01.15 00:50, Violet said:

            yay…I loved this book too 🙂 The second book is equally good.

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            • At 2010.01.15 22:50, Marg said:

              Michelle Moran’s books are incredibly readable. I just lent some books to my cousin and the one that she raved about was Cleopatra’s Daughter!

              • At 2010.01.17 15:20, Anna said:

                Michelle Moran keeps getting better and better in my opinion. Glad you really enjoyed this one.

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