The God's Wife

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Fiction Studio, Aug 9, 2011 - Fiction - 284 pages
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The women of ancient Egypt were the freest of any civilization on earth, until the modern era. In several dynasties of ancient Egypt the God's Wives of Amun stood tall, priestesses of wealth and power, who represented the pinnacle of female power in the Egyptian state. Many called The God's Wife of Amun second only to the Pharaoh in dominance. THE GOD'S WIFE follows the adventures of a 16-year-old girl, Neferet, who is thrust into the role of The Gods Wife of Amun without proper training. Surrounded by political intrigue and ensnared by sexual stalking, Neferet navigates the temple, doing her duties, while keeping her family name pristine and not ending up like her predecessor-dead. Meanwhile, a modern-day Chicago dancer, Rebecca, is rehearsing for a role in an ancient Egyptian production and finds herself blacking out and experiencing realistic dreams about life in Egypt. It's as if she's coming in contact with Neferet's world. Are the two parallel worlds on a collision course? They seem to be, for Neferet has just used an old spell to bring protection to her world, and Rebecca meets a mysterious Egyptian man who says he'll whisk her away to Alexandria. Magic and realism mix for a powerful ending in THE GOD'S WIFE.

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Well ... That was ... Odd. This book could have worked, but it just didn't quite hang together. The pieces for a good story all seem to be there, the writing is good, but the shape of the story as a whole just ... Didn't work. Meh. Read full review

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Going back and forth between ancient Egypt with Neferet, the God's Wife and modern day Chicago with dancer Rebecca this story kept me interested throughout. A fully enjoyable, easy read. However the one downfall was the ending...not exceptionally happy with it, but overall a good book. Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Lynn Voedisch is a Chicago writer who had a long career as a newspaper reporter and worked for many years at a big city metropolitan daily. She also did freelance writing in print and online. She lives with her husband and pet cat, doing her writing at home now. Her son, an attorney, lives in the city. Her hobbies are tennis, tai chi, and promoting appreciation of literature. Voedisch is the author of two other novels, EXCITED LIGHT and THE GOD'S WIFE.

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