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The Forgotten: Aten's Last Queen

The Forgotten: Aten's Last Queen [Kindle Edition]

J. Lynn Else
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"I am King Tut’s wife, but my name is barely a whisper in history’s memory. I was the last of my family to survive the Aten revolution. I had a child at age 12 and was forced to marry three times. But that didn’t mean my story ended badly. My name is Ankhesenamun, my loved ones called me An, and I will stop at nothing to save my family."

Despite the vast treasure found in Pharaoh Tutankhamun’s tomb, there is little left over regarding his bride. From the turbulence of her father’s reign, Akhenaten, who forced monotheism on the country to the mending of these wounds by the now-famous Tutankhamun, her life saw more change than most ancient Egyptians dared even dream about. Evidence left to us about her is this: She was forced to marry her father, her brother, and her grandfather. She gave birth to one healthy baby girl and two stillborn girls. She was widowed at age 12 and 23. She saw four pharaohs crowned within 23 years. After her grandfather took the throne, she disappeared from history.

Ankhesenamun grew up a princess and became a queen at age 13. Her husband, Tutankhamun, was 9. With outside forces try to influence every choice they make, Ankhesenamun finds herself torn between her duties and her desires. In addition, her husband must deal with a crippling deformity that leaves him vulnerable. Meanwhile, Ankhesenamun wrestles a matter of the heart, her own heart. There is a young girl whom was never supposed to have survived the fall of Akhenaten City, a daughter she bore that carries the blood of the heretic in her veins. There are some who will stop at nothing to find this daughter and end the line of Akhenaten once and for all.

Guided by a traveler from the desert wanders whose leader left Egypt in ruin, Ankhesenamun finds herself longing for true love and the ability to worship a God now banned from her world. Can she find a way to escape the game for which she is being played by forces she cannot see? Will it enough to survive the most terrible of all fates -- the threat of her own death and having her name and her family's erased from the walls of history? Because once the new king is crowned, she is dispensable.

With a twist of biblical history interlaced, Ankhesenamun’s voice has a new song to sing which has otherwise been forgotten. Her story weaves through the sands of time as in each chapter she narrates her past and the path her life has been directed to take. Between chapters, Ankhesenamun is dealing with the repercussions of her husband’s death as power-hungry men are grappling for pharaoh’s crown. Using newly discovered facts about Akhenaten’s and Tutankhamun’s genealogy and their reigns, this tale breathes new life into a fascinating and dangerous time in Egypt’s history. Can a lone woman stand against the tides of time which have already consuming her parents, her sisters, and her husband? May the gods have mercy...

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1947 KB
  • Print Length: 484 pages
  • Publisher: BookBaby; 1 edition (15 Aug 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00F2NWG3O
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #18,550 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Ummmmmmmmm 20 May 2014
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Frankly, I couldn't make head or tale of this - oh I know the premise behind the book - but something has got lost in translation. Mind you it's well enough written, not full of the usual electronic mis spellings or peculiar formatting and dodgy editing and I do think the author can write. It's just that for me the story wanders about too much. But if you are interested in this period of Egyptian history, and the author sticks to the facts as much as possible (though I don't think there is general consensus re who actually wrote the letter to the Hittite king), then you may just enjoy the book a lot more than I did.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good read 13 Jun 2014
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A brilliant book. It brought ancient Egypt to life. It was a bit jumpy at first, but as you get further into the book, that adds to the story rather than detracts from it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 7 July 2014
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great read
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5.0 out of 5 stars Not to be missed! 10 Sep 2013
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I heard about this author last year, and I have been waiting so long for this book to hit the shelves. It's finally here! If you enjoy historical-based fiction, this one's for you!
I bought it, read it, LOVED it!! It was worth waiting for...and even better than I expected. J. Lynn Else transports you right into the book with richly descriptive writing which makes it an experience, rather than just a good read. Beautifully done, with a great blend of historical information supporting the fictional story. There is love, loss, betrayal, and many surprises as the book winds it's way through the lives of the characters. Everything comes full-circle in the end, and although it wraps up're sad that the story has ended...and wish there was another book to move on to...
So, I wrap this review by saying that I cannot wait to get the next J. Lynn Else book in my hands!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good story but too much imagination. 4 May 2014
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Th author was proficient at her craft but I gave it three stars because I felt she abused her literary license by warping history too much to fit her own personal agenda. I realize that very little can be known for certain about this period of history, but events and characters seemed to be mismatched. There is no reason to equate the Aten with the Hebrew god. Having said all this I will add that the story was entertaining but it did not fit at all well with what is known of historical events.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read 18 Oct 2013
By Connie S. Reineccius - Published on
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Highly educational and very well written. Great and easy read and I enjoyed it very much. This is a great historical fiction for anyone interested in Egyptian times. Highly recommend this book to everyone!
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5.0 out of 5 stars the forgotten 12 Jun 2014
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This is a great ancient Egyptian read. All the twists and convolutions of political intrigue will show that all is not as it seems. That it is dangerous to be king.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Beautiful! 3 Jun 2014
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This novel is about a little-known historical figure: Ankhesenamun, the wife and queen of the legendary King Tut.Although she is a princess and raised in elegance and luxury, she is also a pawn used for her family's advancement. She lives through a lot of heartbreak and loss, but she eventually finds love, family, and a real belief in a loving God. An interesting subplot that intertwines with her life is the influence of Moses, who some historians think lived at that time. This book is beautifully descriptive of the sights, sounds, and customs of ancient Egypt. This, combined with a fascinating plot and a lovable heroine, makes for excellent reading.
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