Monday, May 4, 2015
Pharaoh's Daughter - A Review
Author - Mesu Andrews
Title - The Pharaoh's Daughter
Format - ebook, paper, audio
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Summary from Amazon
Anippe has grown up in the shadows of Egypt’s good god Pharaoh, aware that Anubis, god of the afterlife, may take her or her siblings at any moment. She watched him snatch her mother and infant brother during childbirth, a moment which awakens in her a terrible dread of ever bearing a child. Now she is to be become the bride of Sebak, a kind but quick-tempered Captain of Pharaoh Tut’s army. In order to provide Sebak the heir he deserves and yet protect herself from the underworld gods, Anippe must launch a series of deceptions, even involving the Hebrew midwives—women ordered by Tut to drown the sons of their own people in the Nile.
When she finds a baby floating in a basket on the great river, Anippe believes Egypt’s gods have answered her pleas, entrenching her more deeply in deception and placing her and her son Mehy, whom handmaiden Miriam calls Moses, in mortal danger.
As bloodshed and savage politics shift the balance of power in Egypt, the gods reveal their fickle natures and Anippe wonders if her son, a boy of Hebrew blood, could one day become king. Or does the god of her Hebrew servants, the one they call El Shaddai, have a different plan—for them all?
I've read some of Mesu Andrews books before, and I've enjoyed them. This one was no different. I loved how much research the author put into the book. I've not read a lot about the Egyptian Princess who raised Moses, so it was fun to read one.
I'll admit that I got a bit confused as to who was who in the story. I also did find it to be a little slow moving at times. Still, I enjoyed it. Especially since Biblical fiction isn't one of my favorite genres.
I really liked Anippe. I liked how she changed and grew during the course of the book. And the Hebrew midwives. They were pretty awesome.
Recommended to fans of Biblical Fiction, historical fiction, Jill Eileen Smith
I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for the purpose of reviewing. My thoughts and opinions are my own.
Rating - 4 stars