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Michelle Moran (1) (1980–)

Autor(a) de Nefertiti

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About the Author

Michelle Moran is the international bestselling author of seven historical novels. She attended Pomona College, then earned a Masters Degree from the Claremont Graduate University. During her six years as a public high school teacher she used her summers to travel around the world, and it was her mostrar mais experiences as a volunteer on archaeological digs that inspired her to write historical fiction. Moran's books include Rebel Queen, The Second Empress, Madame Tussaud, Cleopatra's Daughter, The Heretic Queen, and Nefertiti. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de Michelle Moran

Nefertiti (2007) 1,873 cópias
Cleopatra's Daughter (2009) 1,546 cópias
The Heretic Queen (2008) 1,287 cópias
Madame Tussaud (2011) 1,046 cópias
Rebel Queen (2015) 538 cópias
The Second Empress (2012) 440 cópias
Mata Hari's Last Dance (2016) 140 cópias
Die Phönizierin (2003) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

A Day of Fire (2014) — Introdução — 131 cópias
Songs of Blood and Gold — Introdução — 3 cópias


Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Moran, Michelle
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Los Angeles, California, USA
Pomona College (BA)
Claremont Graduate University (MA)
Anna Ghosh



Anyone who's ever been close to a sibling knows that sometimes these relationships get dysfunctional. Michelle Moran's Nefertiti looks at the Egyptian queen, famous for her loveliness, through the lens of her relationship with her sister Muhmodnjet. As Sister of the King's Chief Wife, Muhmodnjet (who was an actual historical person, if not especially well-documented) is uniquely positioned to be the narrator of the story: Nefertiti may be a queen, but she's still just her big sister, and Muhmodnjet has a front row seat to all the action of courtly life.

While Moran tells the story of an interesting time in Egyptian history (Nefertiti's husband, Amunhotep, moved Egyptian worship away from its principal focus on Amun to Aten, and even constructed a new city in the desert to replace the capitol of Thebes), she forgets to give us interesting characters. Nefertiti, groomed by her parents to ensure their continued prominence at court, is spoiled and almost irredeemingly selfish, while Muhmodnjet is mostly passive and somehow naive despite being raised by one of the highest political officials at court, always gasping at something that really shouldn't be that surprising. The king, who renames himself Akhenaten to reflect his religious convictions, is almost a cartoon villain: he murders his own brother at the top of the book and apparently thinks of nothing but his own glorification. No one is compelling or more than two dimensional.

And while some of it is surely incidental, when I was reading it, I found myself constantly comparing it to the (better) The Other Boleyn Girl, with the personalities of and the dynamic between the sisters echoing Gregory's book. Stories about the relationships between sisters don't have to be as rosy as, say, Jane Austen's work, and certainly plenty of real-life relationships of this kind are poisonous and frought, but this one feels derivative and doesn't have any special insight or twist to share. I love books about the relationships between people: families, friends, romantic partners because they are often complex and moving. But this one brings nothing to the table and I'd recommend skipping it.
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ghneumann | outras 125 resenhas | Jun 14, 2024 |
This is the tale of Queen Lakshmi and her all-female guard, and the trusted friendship she develops with her most skilled of soldiers Sita. Sita was a motherless child raised in poverty. Seeking a way out for her family and being the protector of her little sister, Sita trains to be a warrior, in hopes of being selected to join the Queen's army. And this is exactly what she does, going on to become a friend and confident to the Queen.

This story has a little of everything. Full of adventure, adversity and even a little romance, Sita is a heroine for today. The author always writes an engaging and easy-to-read story. While I enjoyed this story, it wasn't quite as good as her earlier novel Madame Tussaud. Nevertheless I would recommend this one.… (mais)
nfmgirl2 | outras 31 resenhas | Mar 24, 2024 |
I read this for the "About A World Leader" part of my 2020 reading challenge. I really enjoyed it, the characters were interesting and easy to tell apart, and the world was easy to visualize. Plot-wise it did feel a little rushed and it was hard to tell how much time had passed, but I still look forward to book 2.
Linyarai | outras 125 resenhas | Mar 6, 2024 |
BooksInMirror | outras 95 resenhas | Feb 19, 2024 |



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