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5.0 out of 5 stars Judging a book by its cover does pay off!, 9 Mar 2008
This review is from: Nefertiti (Hardcover)
Like many of the reviewers here, I too was seduced by the entoxicating cover. I have always been passionate about Ancient Egyptian history, but I did not want to pick up this book for fear that it would simply be a history lesson. I needn't have worried, because though the story is rich in historical detail (which is, nevertheless, not one hundred percent accurate - and rightly so), it is also very well written; extremely readable.

The novel may be about Nefertiti, but it is Mutny who is the most interesting, the most sympathetic. Like 'The Other Boleyn Girl', 'Nefertiti' too deals with telling the story of a powerful (and power-hungry) queen, through the eyes of her less ambitious sister. And like the former novel, this too has fascinating insights into the 'other sister', the one forgotten by history. At one point in the novel (not that I want to spoil it for anyone!), a character tells Mutny that it is better to 'let history forget your name'. The novel proceeds to show us exactly why that is so - Nefertiti, who was never forgotten by history, suffers a fate far worse than her forgotten sister, and surely that is true of Anne Boleyn too.

The novel is well-written and engrossing, and in today's world that is a remarkable feat in itself.

If Nefertiti was reportedly the most beautiful queen in the world, then the cover of this novel has done her justice. It is THE most beautiful one that I have come across in a very long time! The publishers have, pun intended, struck gold with this cover. It draws you in immediately, and you cannot help by seduced, as Nefertiti and the rulers before her were, by the power of this immensely rich culture. 'Compulsive reading', indeed!
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