Sphinx's Princess

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Random House Children's Books, Sep 22, 2009 - Young Adult Fiction - 368 pages
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Nefertiti was far more than just a pretty face.

Nefertiti may be the dutiful daughter of a commoner, but her inquisitive mind often gets her into situations that are far from ordinary, like receiving secret lessons from a scribe. And she’s the kind of girl who acts first, and apologizes later whenever she witnesses injustice or cruelty. But she is also extraordinarily beautiful. And news of her striking beauty and impulsive behavior attracts the attention of her aunt, the manipulative Queen Tiye, who sees Nefertiti as an ideal pawn in her desire for power. Even though Nefertiti is taken from her beloved family and forced into a life filled with courtly intrigue and danger, her spirit and mind will not rest. She continues to challenge herself and the boundaries of ancient Egyptian society.

Esther Friesner offers readers another fresh new look at an iconic figure—blending historical fiction and mythology in a thrilling concoction.


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User Review  - Bonnie_Ferrante - LibraryThing

YA historical fiction. Fact and fiction are beautifully interwoven. The reader feels that she is right there in ancient Egypt. The characters grow and develop, are interesting and unique. Read full review

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User Review  - Jami_Leigh - LibraryThing

Plot: 3 1/2 stars Characters: 3 1/2 stars Style: 3 stars Pace: 3 stars I don't know why I keep reading these. They're nothing amazing, nothing horrid, but just solidly charming and cute. They're easy to read, just... sweet. Read full review

Contents

THEBES
Map
Gathering Magic 13
SheWhoWrites 48
Shadows on the River 65
The House of Isis 85
A Word Can Change the World 108
Meetings in Abydos 125
Family Secrets 180
The Knife and the Reed 201
Whispers 253
Walking on Feathers 275
The Devourer of Souls 292
Trial 315
Monsters from the Shadows 328
Afterword 367

Great Royal Wife 141
Farewells and Greetings 161

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About the author (2009)

Nebula Award winner Esther Friesner is the author of 33 novels and over 150 short stories, including the story “Thunderbolt” in Random House’s Young Warriors anthology, which lead to the creation of Nobody’s Princess and Nobody’s Prize. She is married, is the mother of two, harbors cats, and lives in Connecticut.


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