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She ruled Egypt not as Queen but as Pharaoh, thirty five centuries ago. Yet her name--Hatshepsut--does not appear in dynastic scrolls, nor is her reign celebrated on monuments. This is the story of the young woman who assumed the throne of Egypt, mastered the arts of war and government, lived her life by her own design, and ruled an empire--the only woman Pharaoh in historShe ruled Egypt not as Queen but as Pharaoh, thirty five centuries ago. Yet her name--Hatshepsut--does not appear in dynastic scrolls, nor is her reign celebrated on monuments. This is the story of the young woman who assumed the throne of Egypt, mastered the arts of war and government, lived her life by her own design, and ruled an empire--the only woman Pharaoh in history....

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Child of the Morning Reviews

  • Iset
    2019-04-01 03:32

    Getting the sole bad point about this book out of the way first, some of the information on which Gedge bases the book we now know is inaccurate. Gedge, for example, has an enmity between Hatshepsut and Thothmes III, her nephew/step-son. This enmity was previously deduced from the evidence that the erasure of Hatshepsut's names from the king list occurred in Thothmes III's reign. But we know at present date that the chiselling out of her name occurred at the very end of his reign - hardly a rash act of impassioned hatred for his stepmother. Rather, it now appears that he had her names erased simply because a female Pharaoh contravened the idea of Ma'at (the Egyptian idea of order and the right way of things), and not because of any personal grudge or enmity. We also know now that whilst Hatshepsut claims in her monuments that her father, Thothmes I, intended for her to succeed him, this is a claim after the event, and no evidence from the actual time suggests anything other than Thothmes intended for his son to become the next Pharaoh. Hatshepsut made this claim years after the actual event, in order to reinforce her right to the Double Crown. There's a very good reason why I haven't marked the book down, despite this, whereas I might count it against a recently released novel, and that's because at the time Gedge was writing this book, in the mid-70's, the accepted theory of the time was exactly as Gedge portrays it and she can hardly be faulted for discoveries years and decades later revealing to us that this was not the case.Hatshepsut, the protagonist, more than has the personality to carry the book. A young girl robust, curious, and outspoken, she grows into a woman driven, determined, and diligent. Hers is a strong personality, and she carries herself with a confidence and complete belief in her right to be Pharaoh as the Daughter of Amun. Common sense combines with intelligence to produce a diligent governance of Egypt. Her dominant personality overshadows everyone around her, especially other women - even when compared to Aset, who undoubtedly has her own physical appeals. Her submission to Thothmes, however, instead of getting rid of him, is somewhat disappointing, although of course Gedge had to stick to historical accuracy. Senmut is undoubtedly the secondary character, and some of the action is seen through his eyes, when we are not looking over Hatshepsut's shoulder. The controversial advisor has been portrayed here by Gedge as likable, rather than ambitious, and indeed he is. From a humble peasant, to we'eb priest, to architect, and hereditary prince, we are cheering for his rise throughout. His loyalty to Hatshepsut is absolute, as she is both cause of his good fortune, the woman he loves, and the upholder of Ma'at in Egypt.Thothmes II is not an unlikable character, but he is certainly not one of admiration. He is lazy and enjoys a living in the lap of luxury. He struggles with both his academic education and his martial training, and even as Pharaoh he shies away from the tasks of government and going into battle personally. And yet Thothmes is more perceptive than most of the other characters give him credit for, and where he is a mouse in battle, Hatshepsut is surprised to find that he is a man in the bedroom, with a certain quality of charisma in this arena. Aset is another character worthy of note. She is sharp, like Hatshepsut, but where Hatshepsut is intelligent, she is cunning, where Hatshepsut exerts her authority in the open, she cultivates it insidiously behind bedroom doors... both dangerous but in different ways.Thothmes III is the antagonist to Hatshepsut's protagonist at the end of the book, but in many ways he is a lot like her. He's incredibly sharp and intelligent, he takes an active hand in the governance of Egypt, he excels in both academic and martial pursuits, and holds a confidence all his own. The only difference is that he seems to be much more eager for war, where as Hatshepsut promotes peace. I would disagree with this portrayal though. At the time Gedge wrote the book the idea of Hatshepsut as a female ruler avoiding war and promoting peace, and Thothmes III as a red-blooded male war-monger, was a very popular perspective, but the truth was quite different. Hatshepsut never shied away from war, and did not promote peace because of her femininity, in fact she recognised that being a war leader was an important part of being Pharaoh. Conversely, Thothmes, though he was indeed a warrior-king, did not ruin Egypt with war, but won many victories and conquered for Egypt a sizeable empire. In any case, this creation of strong opponents to face Hatshepsut brought the tension of the story alive.There's a good dose of action, but the book is more heavily weighted by character relationships. As with all of her books, Gedge makes sure that all her characters are fleshed out and given depth and realism, and don't appear as stereotypes, caricatures, or shallow and two-dimensional. Dialogue perfectly suits each character, not a line out of place. It's obvious that Gedge spends a lot of time and care in creating her characters, and by the time the book is published knows them like the back of her hand. Altogether, her research was, as ever, extensive and contributes to the wonderful level of detail in the descriptions - environments brought to vivid life, rich and fascinating culture of Ancient Egypt, and the vital characters.

  • Ana
    2019-03-21 06:39

  • Gabrielle
    2019-03-29 10:50

    2 and half stars.I have a thing for bad-ass women of history. You know, the ones that totally didn't do what conventional women of their day and age did and proceeded to kicked some serious ass. So obviously, the first time I heard about Hatshepsut in history class, I fell in love. The second female pharaoh of Egypt, she had an amazing reign during which her country flourished in peace and prosperity, she built stunning monuments and some historians go as far as calling her the first great woman of history. So a novel about her life easily piqued my interest.As second daughter of the Pharaoh, Hatshepsut grows up to be educated and privileged, but not burdened with responsibilities. But the course of her destiny changes abruptly after her sister's death, when her father understands that his son does not have the strength or intelligence to follow in his footsteps, and he must ensure that the next ruler of Egypt is not a spoiled and easily influenced child. Gedge also tells us the story of Senmut, the young peasant we'eb priest who dreams of building temples and monuments, and how he comes to cross Hatshepsut's path, and one day becomes her stewart.We now know Pauline Gedge's book is not very historically accurate, but she was working from data available in the 70's: a lot of new discoveries have changes some of the things we thought we knew about Hatshepsut since (especially her relations with nephew Thothmese III), but she was doing the best she could with the information she had and I can't hold new science against her. She really put the emphasis on the simple idea that Hatshepsut could not understand why women were not allowed to do the same things men can, as she was convinced that they were just as capable in every way. Obviously, that must have ruffled a fair amount of feathers and hatched numerous plots and power-struggles, as well as attempts to discredit her.This is a lot of interesting material to work with, but I found the book to be a little on the dull side. The writing is good, and she makes fully realized characters out of the historical figures she weaves into her tale, but I never got the feeling of really being transported, I didn't feel captivated by the world she created. It seemed to lack a certain vividness that would have really hooked me. I know it might seem silly to accuse historical fiction of being predictable - we kinda know how this ends, after all - but the intrigue and romantic entanglements felt a bit clichéd. And then endless conflicts between Hatshepsut and Thothmes III got repetitive and silly.Not a bad book, but I was glad to turn the last page and move on to another one.

  • Alberto Delgado
    2019-03-21 08:32

    Este libro llegó a mis manos por estar dentro de una colección de novela histórica que publicó El Pais , yo no conocía a la autora y en un principio pensé que sería un libro mas en el que nos narrarían la vida de la celebre Cleopatra VII pero no era así. La autora da vida a Hatshepsut la primera mujer faraón y primera mujer en la historia que gobernó con pleno derecho. Me sorprende que este personaje histórico no sea mas conocido pero me imagino que al vivir 15 siglos antes que Cleopatra y haber llegado menos información de su vida hasta nuestros días provoca esta situación aunque yo por ejemplo conocía algunos de los edificios emblematicos que se construyeron en su reinado sin saber que eran obra de la primera mujer que gobernó en egipto. Lo mejor del libro para mi es que se nota que la autora siente devoción por el mundo del antiguo Egipto. Lo peor que en la construcción de personajes para mi la novela flojea, por ejemplo encuentro este defecto en el arquitecto Senmut donde su paso de humilde hijo de un labrador a ser el hombre mas importante de Egipto y mano derecha del faraón para mi no está bien desarrollado. Como me picó la curiosidad después de terminar el libro he estado buscando información sobre Hatshepsut y he descubierto que alguna de las cosas que cuenta Pauline en el libro no son como las ha reflejado la autora en la novela pero para ser honesto hay que decir que el libro se publicó en 1977 y posteriormente a esa fecha es cuando los historiadores y arqueólogos han podido hacer investigaciones que han dado luz a por ejemplo como fue la muerte de Hatshepsut que en la realidad fue menos épica que como la cuenta la autora en el libro. Con todo es un libro muy ameno y sencillo de leer y recomendable.

  • Aaronlisa
    2019-03-28 05:00

    I have read this book more times than I can remember starting when I was about sixteen and still in high school. Child of the Morning is probably one of the very first books that I can remember that actually moved me emotionally. It's powerful in it's imagery and emotions. To qoute Penguin Canada's website: A chronicle of passionate intrigue and sensuous exoticism, Child of the Morning resurrects the life of the awesome Hatshepsut, the only woman pharaoh of ancient Egypt, whose name was erased from history by her enemies, outraged at having to bow to a woman's command. It's now known today that Hatshepsut was not the only woman who would rule Egypt, nor was she the first. However unlike other women in ancient Egypt's past she is the only female Pharaoh who had such a lengthy rule (she has been assigned a reign of twenty-one years and nine months.)The novel itself weaves fact and fiction to create a powerful tale about Hatshepsut and her reign. Gedge brings to life not only Hatshepsut but the three Thothmesids that would have a great affect on Hatshepsut's political career along with her nobles, including Senemut. Although more current historical evidence has come to light since Gedge's first novel was originally published, the tale that she was created is still worth reading.

  • The FountainPenDiva, Old school geek chick and lover of teddy bears
    2019-03-31 05:54

    Forget the reissued Gaia Press cover, check out the original by artists Leo and Diane Dillon. That's the edition that I fell madly in love with and almost caused me to commit larceny of my public library, LOL. Needless to say, Gedge hit all my happy buttons big time!Since this book was first published, Egyptology has learned a little more about Hatshepset, but it was interesting when re-reading this at how much of the story Ms. Gedge actually managed to deduce (and get right). There are several other retellings of her story, but most tend to characterize Hatshepset as some power-hungry aunt who "stole" the crown. Child of the Morning depicts Hatshepset who was groomed from birth by her father to not just be a pretty figurehead, but to assert queenship in her own right. In a way, she was a precursor to Eleanor of Aquitaine.

  • Jacob
    2019-04-20 06:43

    An interesting look at the culture and politics of ancient Egypt, a setting I'm none too familiar with. This is historical fiction, an imgagining of how the only female Pharaoh in history might have come to power, and how it may have ended with any markers of her passing obliterated by those who would rather not have remembered it.Gedge's characters are compelling, multifaceted characters, and much as the reader might like a surprise that turns the tables, they are subject to the forces of tradition and the realities of their situation. Who knows what really happened, but what's here is powerful. I particularly liked the relationship between Hatshepsut and Senmut, especially without it becoming a romance novel.

  • Belinda
    2019-03-27 07:40

    3,75 stars - English hardcover - Thanks Amy for letting me read this book. Egypt keeps my interrest. 🌸🌷🌸

  • Lisa
    2019-04-08 11:58

    As a fan of Michelle Moran and a devotee of historical fiction, I expected to love this book. Wholeheartedly. Unabashedly. But several pages in, I found myself struggling not only to like it, but to pick it up again once I had put it down. Uh-oh. With a book that spans more than 400 pages, that reluctance is a bad omen, indeed.While Ms. Gedge provides a scenic background that very nearly transports one to ancient Egypt and colors her characters with a revealing, delicate, fine brush, I'm sorry to say that I just could not sympathize, empathize, or particularly care one whit about them. Siblings die, parents die, lovers are joined and parted; thrones are usurped, wars are fought -- this "Child" has plenty of drama and a plethora of plot lines, all of which elicited yawns from me ... because the heroine Hatshepsut was, in my opinion, completely unlikable. Vain, hot-tempered, power-hungry and afflicted with a wicked case of penis-envy. Sorry, but true. She stomps around in men's clothing, chucking spears and wearing a Pharaoh's fake beard one moment and would have us believe she's the most beautiful woman in the world the next. Really? She is in turns generous and abusive, sensual and androgynous, disgusted by her brother and then in bed with him. Sorry, again, but true.But if you don't mind reading 400-plus pages of the antics of a bipolar, cross-dressing, incest-practicing Crown Prince Princess, then you'll enjoy this one. Unfortunately, it jumped too many barriers for me; and reading it was like slogging through the Nile with a 100-lb. backpack while wearing cement galoshes, in my never-to-be-humble opinion. (Apologies to Ms. Gedge, but I would like my reading time refunded, please.)Blech.

  • Carina
    2019-04-05 09:01

    I will be honest. I cried at the end. Yes! I did! That's how much I loved this book. I loved how the main character was strong and did not back down from the challenge society set upon her, how she interacted in the politics (view spoiler)[and I liked her romance with Senmut (hide spoiler)]. I really loved the interaction the main character had with others (view spoiler)[ even though I felt she should have fought her stepbrother more for the crown(hide spoiler)]. Even though it is a bit lengthly, and I did feel as though I got bored in some parts but that was probably because I read it in like 3 sittings, it gives great detail of live back in the Egyptian days and is great for those like me who love historical fiction. It should be noted, this is a historical fiction and not meant to follow the exact details of what did happen in history. (I did like how it mostly followed actual facts)

  • Phil
    2019-03-30 05:33

    Loved this book. How did I miss this author? I'll be back tracking to read most of what she has to offer. Carefully researched historical fiction is hard to come by. I appreciate it greatly.

  • LibraryCin
    2019-03-31 04:57

    3.25 starsIn ancient Egypt (I looked it up, and Hatshepsut lived around 1500 BC). Hatshupset ruled Egypt as a female Pharaoh (normally only a title/position for men). This is a fictionalized account of her life. I seem to be in a minority for my opinion on this but… The first half was just not interesting to me. It was ok, but nothing more. It picked up somewhat in the second half, after her father died, with the power struggle between her and her half-brother. So, most of the second half, I would rate good, but there were still parts that lost my interest. It seemed, at times, like what happened was drawn out longer than it needed to be. I would have liked to know how much of the story was true, but there was no author’s note, unfortunately. All that being said, what an incredible woman, especially for the time. Decided on a rating between “ok” and “good”.

  • Heather
    2019-03-29 08:43

    I'm going to keep this short and simple. I was rather disappointed with the overall historical value of the novel, so I had to continually keep in mind the book was written in the 70s. That said, if you can look at it simply as a novel, you may enjoy it.

  • Lara
    2019-04-17 05:48

    This is my desert island book. I first read it when I was 11 years old and have re-read it more than 100 times since. Although written as a romance, the feel of history coming to life permeates the story here. Hatshepsut, Senmut, Thothmes I, II and III are very real people. Excellent read.

  • Chris
    2019-03-27 05:34

    I picked this book up when I was in Montreal and read it during my stay there. I enjoyed it so much that before I left, I went back and picked up everything else by her. A very good book.

  • Lauralee
    2019-03-30 07:48

    Child of the Morning chronicles the life of one of Egypt’s Female Pharaohs, Hatshepsut. Hatshepsut is the youngest daughter of Thutmose I. However, she is also his favorite. She is smart, ambitious, and strong. When her older sister dies, Hatshepsut is now prepared to be Chief Royal Wife for Thutmose II. However, it is clear that Thutmose II is not suited for the role of Pharaoh because he has no interest in politics Instead, it seems that Hatshepsut would be a better pharaoh than him. Thutmose I proposes to make Hatshepsut his heir instead. Yet, when Thutmose I dies, Hatshepsut realizes that all of her father’s dreams of making her king have been in vain because Egypt cries for a male king to rule. Hatshepsut reluctantly gives up her crown and becomes Chief Royal Wife for Thutmose II. When Thutmose II died, Queen Hatshepsut steps in and crowns herself Pharaoh. However, her stepson Thutmose III is determined to destroy Hatshepsut and take the throne that is rightfully his. I really love Hatshepsut. She is a strong female pharaoh. She is ambitious and dreams that she can help make Egypt great. However, despite what she has done for Egypt, people still want a male to rule Egypt. Hatshepsut can be arrogant, stubborn, and defiant. Yet, there were moments where she did not have any confidence in herself. There were very weak moments in her life and difficult problems that she did not want to face. Yet through the encouragement of her friends and followers, she eventually picked herself up and faced her obstacles head-on. Thus, Hatshepsut is a relatable character. She is a woman who struggles with tough problems in her life, but with her friends, she is willing to fight any battle that comes her way. Overall, this book is about love, friendship, duty, and responsibility. It is about a woman’s love for Egypt. In a world dominated by men, Hatshepsut acted every bit like a king. She believed that she was the chosen Pharaoh. Her actions astounded many men, and even her enemies admired her. I also found this book to be meticulously-researched, and Mrs. Gedge made Ancient Egypt come alive. While some information in this novel is outdated, I still think that this is a gem in historical fiction. I loved Child of the Morning so much that I have read it twice! Child of the Morning is full of political and courtly intrigue, romance, and drama. I recommend to fans of Michelle Moran, Stephanie Thornton, and Libbie Hawker. Child of the Morning is an excellent tribute to one of Egypt's most successful pharaohs.

  • Nikki
    2019-04-17 04:58

    I found this novel difficult to judge. It is 2.5 stars for me. Something felt missing from the book and I could not quite put my finger on it. The characters felt as though they were at a distance, I never felt a full grasp of them or cared very much for them. The shifting viewpoints took away from the story in my opinion, it would have been better told simply from someone close to Hatshepsut or from Hatshepsut’s viewpoint only. The novel was originally written in 1977, which leaves a great deal of time since them for archeologists to discover more facts about Hatshepsut and her reign. I do wonder what Gedge actually had to work with at the time, I feel it would give me greater ability to judge the novel. As it is, the novel felt incomplete in a way--perhaps due to lack of inclusions Gedge should have made or Gedge's inability to replace what history has not left us (or what we have yet to discover).I found out after reading the novel that Gedge wrote this novel in a very short period of time, in less than two months. I dare say that could have contributed to what I felt was missing. At times you did feel as though Gedge took a fact from history and simply inserted it even if it did not flow with the story.A few things really bothered me about the novel. For instance, there were no dates given in the novel whatsoever. This was very annoying, as the time frame of Hatshepsut is known (at least general dates). Time passed without mention except to say "two years later" and such without any smooth transition in my opinion. It left you feeling like there was a gap, such as Gedge not having any historical events in which to include. It could have been handled more smoothly.Also, there were no maps, family lineage, time frames or anything of the such included in the book. I wonder if the most recently published book differs in this capacity. I also wonder if Gedge altered anything to improve the novel in terms of what has been discovered since 1977?BTW, the figure on the cover of this particular edition is from the Fourth Dynasty, Hatshepsut is from the EIGHTEENTH Dynasty. Very frustrating! This individual is NOT Hatshepsut and there is only about a thousand years between them. *sigh* Don't do such things publishers, I'm sure there was something better available at the time.

  • Gibin Mathew
    2019-04-17 09:59

    A nice read !I have mixed feeling for this book. Most of the chapters are intresting and exciting,but some portions are a slight turnoff. Obviously the story of 'Queen Hatshepsut' is enough to catch any reader's attention.She is one of the most intriguing characters in world history. She is the most famous and powerful female pharaoh of Egypt. Her ruling period is considered to be one of the prosperous and peaceful period of ancient Egypt,when trade flourished and constructions boomed. The monuments(like obelisks) and temples she constructed in Karnak and Thebes remain as a testament to her successes,power and glory.In this book 'Hatshepsut' a prodigy whom her father (Tutmosis I) raised to be his successor as pharaoh,since his own son Tutmosis II is considered to be weak and unfit to rule. 'Hatshepsut' is the daughter of Tutmosis I from his royal queen Ahamose,and Tutmosis II is born from his second wife Munsofret (a palace dancer).This view is contestable in a patriarchal ancient Egyptian society. 'Hatshepsut' is port raid as a queen who loved her subjects and have wonderful traits such as sympathy,helpfulness,care and intelligence which is contrary to the ancient ethos of rule(where rulers are selfish,cruel and negligent to their subjects) . Also many place plots/coups keeps this story intriguing.The portrial of Tutmosis III as Hatshepsut's is also contestable. Later studies have shown that transition of power from Hatshepsut to Tutmosis III was rather peaceful and she dies of natural cause (rather than poisoning) . Also it was found that the destruction of her images and temples started in last years of Tutmosis III or at the beginning of the rule of Amhotep II (Amhotep want to eliminate the concept of god queen,since he himself was born from a commoner ,thereby legitimizing his claim for the throne) .Since this book was written in 1977 we cannot doubt the research went into this writing ,as during 70's Egyptologist's considered Tutmosis III as Hatshepsut's primary enemy and doubted his hand in her untimely demise.Overall this book was an enjoyable read. I will rate this book 3.5/5.

  • Carrie Slager
    2019-03-29 10:58

    When I first read Child of the Morning, I was enchanted by it. Hatshepsut the tragic, pious she-pharaoh who wanted nothing more than to please Amun spoke to me. Pauline Gedge brought her to life for me and made ancient Egypt so much more accessible. Yet something about her portrayal of Hatshepsut didn’t feel right to me at all. Upon further study of her life, Pauline Gedge’s Hatshepsut does not sit well with me.Pharaoh Hatshepsut reigned for 20-22 years after the death of her brother-husband Thutmose II. With the help of some great advisors (most notably the enigmatic Senmut), she ruled Egypt justly and kept peace for the better part of two decades, which was no easy feat. Personally, I don’t think Pauline Gedge’s dreamer could have achieved half of what the real Hatshepsut did. But maybe this is just my personal preference mixed with my prejudiced views of history. I do prefer an Iron Lady to an Aida, I must admit.Other than my disapproval of Hatshepsut’s portrayal, Child of the Morning is excellent light historical fiction. The plot does not speed along, but it is nice and steady. Pauline Gedge has a talent for spellbinding writing and she inserts many authentic details from Egyptian life into her novel.So what do you think of Hatshepsut? Was she an Iron Lady or a dreamer, as Pauline Gedge portrays her?I give this book 4/5 stars.

  • Dawn
    2019-04-16 09:52

    I'm wondering if I've just been reading too much Egyptian historical fiction lately as I have not been all that enthralled by the last few. My big issue with this story was the main character Hatshepsut. What a completely annoying person. She starts out as a entirely spoiled child and keeps that attitude and personality right until her death. I am pretty positive that a woman in her position would have needed more tact, charm and political astuteness to survive as long as she did as Pharaoh.

  • Rowizyx
    2019-03-21 04:00

    La figura di Hatshepsut è forse una delle più affascinanti in tutta la storia dell'antico Egitto, questa donna capace di sfidare la tradizione e di incarnare lo spirito del dio alla guida del suo paese come Faraone. Ho apprezzato molto il personaggio, lontano dalle Mary Sue: Hat è sicuramente bella e fuori dal comune, ma ha anche un caratteraccio e le sue qualità non la metteranno al riparo dall'inevitabile declino. Una buona lettura.

  • Javier Domínguez Muñoz
    2019-04-06 11:34

    Mi reconciliación con la lectura. Un buen libro sin duda, que hace pensar y también te emociona en varios momentos. Te hace amar y detestar a partes iguales la tozudez y necedad de los personajes principales y te despierta la curiosidad por saber más de la historia real que hay tras la teoría desarrollada por Pauline Gedge.

  • Lonny Olsen
    2019-04-02 07:39

    Gedge never disappoints. Gently paced story with incredible historical details. A must read for fans of ancient Egypt.

  • Mathilde
    2019-04-16 11:45

    Une fresque romanesque qui raconte la vie d'une des femmes les plus connues de l'Antiquité, et paradoxalement, l'une des plus mystérieuses. La seule à avoir régner sur l’Égypte en tant que pharaon, la seule aussi, qui fût fille d'un dieu. Pauline Gedge signe ici un roman d'une rare finesse, qui nous transporte au temps où la crue du Nil rythmait l'année, et où les scribes et les prêtres oeuvraient pour que le nom de pharaon soit immortel.

  • Lisa
    2019-03-21 04:44

    Read this years ago, as the book first came out in the 1970s and I picked up a library edition in the late 1980s. Fueled my fascination with all things Egyptian. Even though we now know much more about Hatshepsut, I recall being fascinated and entertained by this imagining of the female Pharaoh. Just thought of this today as I am about to read the latest biography of Hatshepsut.

  • Andrea
    2019-04-13 09:33

    Going to give this two stars, bought the digital copy and I cannot get past the numerous typos and punctuation mistakes. It was very hard to read in a lot of places.

  • Katie
    2019-04-11 05:53

    I rarely read a book more than once, but enjoyed this as much as I did when it was first published in the 1970s.

  • Nattieburd
    2019-04-09 10:45

    not enough books about Hapshepsut :)

  • Genita
    2019-03-31 09:35

    It was really good!How one can get power and loose it...How so many thousand years have passed but not much has changed.

  • Paula(La biblioteca de Llovizna)
    2019-03-26 05:02

    Aprendí muchísimo con esta historia. Sin duda alguna Pauline Gedge es una novelista histórica increíble.