A really hearty story of political intrigue, corruption, sex, and back-stabbing (literally!), all set in ancient Egypt. Back then it was nothing to marry sisters, brothers, fathers, sons, mothers....whatever it took to keep the right bloodline on the throne. Between the bloodline keeping and the bloodletting - you'll be on the edge of your seat to see who survives to the last pages.
Daughter of the Gods
May 6, 2014
Egypt, 1400s BC. The pharaoh’s pampered second daughter, lively,
intelligent Hatshepsut, delights in racing her chariot through the
marketplace and testing her archery skills in the Nile’s marshlands. But
the death of her elder sister, Neferubity, in a gruesome accident
arising from Hatshepsut’s games forces her to confront her guilt...and
sets her on a profoundly changed course.
Hatshepsut enters a
loveless marriage with her half brother, Thut, to secure his claim to
the Isis Throne and produce a male heir. But it is another of Thut’s
wives, the commoner Aset, who bears him a son, while Hatshepsut develops
a searing attraction for his brilliant adviser Senenmut. And when Thut
suddenly dies, Hatshepsut becomes de facto ruler, as regent to her
Once, Hatshepsut anticipated being free
to live and love as she chose. Now she must put Egypt first. Ever
daring, she will lead a vast army and build great temples, but always
she will be torn between the demands of leadership and the desires of
her heart. And even as she makes her boldest move of all, her enemies
will plot her downfall....
Once again, Stephanie Thornton
brings to life a remarkable woman from the distant past whose
willingness to defy tradition changed the course of history.