Daughter Of The Gods: A Novel Of Ancient Egypt by Stephanie ThorntonDaughter Of The Gods: A Novel Of Ancient Egypt by Stephanie Thornton

Daughter Of The Gods: A Novel Of Ancient Egypt

byStephanie Thornton

Paperback | May 6, 2014

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Egypt, 1400s BC. The pharaoh’s pampered second daughter, lively, intelligent Hatshepsut, delights in racing her chariot through the marketplace and testing her archery skills in the Nile’s marshlands. But the death of her elder sister, Neferubity, in a gruesome accident arising from Hatshepsut’s games forces her to confront her guilt...and sets her on a profoundly changed course.

Hatshepsut enters a loveless marriage with her half brother, Thut, to secure his claim to the Isis Throne and produce a male heir. But it is another of Thut’s wives, the commoner Aset, who bears him a son, while Hatshepsut develops a searing attraction for his brilliant adviser Senenmut. And when Thut suddenly dies, Hatshepsut becomes de facto ruler, as regent to her two-year-old nephew.

Once, Hatshepsut anticipated being free to live and love as she chose. Now she must put Egypt first. Ever daring, she will lead a vast army and build great temples, but always she will be torn between the demands of leadership and the desires of her heart. And even as she makes her boldest move of all, her enemies will plot her downfall....

Once again, Stephanie Thornton brings to life a remarkable woman from the distant past whose willingness to defy tradition changed the course of history.
Stephanie Thornton is a writer and history teacher who has been obsessed with infamous women from ancient history since she was twelve. Her previous novel is The Secret History. She lives with her husband and daughter in Alaska.
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Title:Daughter Of The Gods: A Novel Of Ancient EgyptFormat:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 8.24 × 5.5 × 1.01 inPublished:May 6, 2014Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0451417798

ISBN - 13:9780451417794

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my favourites! This is by far one of my favourite historical fictions novels! I could not put this book down.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love the Descriptions I thoroughly enjoyed this book, the descriptions where wonderful and helped to make this book so interesting to read. I will keep my eye open for other books by this author.
Date published: 2017-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Daughter of the gods Could not put the book Down, very easy to read, will purchase more of her work, totally engrossing , actually got into the characters
Date published: 2015-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Daughter of the Gods She writes with masterful strokes as she breathes life into every single page...Egypt comes to life and all of her characters leave a pulsating stamp on your heart. Beautifully written.
Date published: 2015-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing story. I loved this book! I loved this book! I was hooked from the first chapter (hippo attack - holy crap!) ... I think I read it within 2 days which is unusual for me. I just couldn't put it down! Amazing, captivating, beautiful. She painted Egypt in a style that was just as good as Michelle Moran's Egyptian novels. Worth the read!
Date published: 2015-06-27

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Daughter of the Gods“A wonderfully intimate and dramatic evocation of ancient Egypt, where one headstrong young woman dares to become pharaoh. Stephanie Thornton vividly portrays the heat and the danger, the passion and the heartbreak …A touching love story combines with a thrilling tale of death, courage and political intrigue to produce a superbly researched and powerfully written novel. This is the kind of book that grabs you by the throat and doesn't let go. A remarkable story, remarkably told.”—Kate Furnivall, author of Shadows on the Nile and The Russian Concubine“An epic saga that brings ancient Egypt to life with vivid imagery and lovely prose. Stephanie Thornton is a rising star!”—Stephanie Dray, author of Lily of the Nile“Hatshepsut crackles with fascinating complexity.”—Vicky Alvear Shecter, author of Cleopatra’s Moon and Curses and Smoke: A Novel of Pompeii “Stephanie Thornton's heroines are bold, brave, and powerful—they make me want to stand up and cheer.” —Kate Quinn, author of Lady of the Eternal City