Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Sisters, can't live with them, can't live without them

The story of Nefertiti by Michelle Morgan, is told through via her sister, Mutnodjmet.  It is the younger sister who accompanied her parents to the funeral of future pharaoh and reports the proceedings to Nefertiti. It is Nefertiti who marries the new future pharaoh, Amunhotep.  The marriage was arranged in the hope Nefertiti with her strong personality (and father's guidence) will temper her pharaoh husband's heretical desires. 
Mutnodjmet continues to serve her sister in many capacities.  The bond between them is strong and complex and as interesting to follow as is the action around them.  Like the court of Henry VIII, there is love, betrayal, political unrest and religious conflict with a nasty plague throw in for good measure.  
As with Cleopatra's Daughter, this story is very engrossing and hard to put down! 
Cassandra Campbell's narration is good for the story. 
For me, Nefertiti by Michelle Moran, deserves a five out of five rating.  But maybe you should read it for yourself to find out if I am correct n my judgement.

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