Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Teaser Tuesday (7)

Not many people are into the Egyptian myth hype like Percy Jackson's Greek myth hype, and I want to correct that! Cause to me, Ancient Egypt was a much more civilised and romantic place than the misogynistic Ancient Greeks and Romans.

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

And one of my favourite and one of the more factual ones I've come across is The Heretic Queen by Michelle Moran. Oh, and uh, it's going to be a long teaser.^^"

The Blurb

In ancient Egypt, a forgotten princess must overcome her family’s past and remake history.

The winds of change are blowing through Thebes. A devastating palace fire has killed the Eighteenth Dynasty’s royal family—all with the exception of Nefertari, the niece of the reviled former queen, Nefertiti. The girl’s deceased family has been branded as heretical, and no one in Egypt will speak their names. A relic of a previous reign, Nefertari is pushed aside, an unimportant princess left to run wild in the palace. But this changes when she is taken under the wing of the Pharaoh’s aunt, then brought to the Temple of Hathor, where she is educated in a manner befitting a future queen.

Soon Nefertari catches the eye of the Crown Prince, and despite her family’s history, they fall in love and wish to marry. Yet all of Egypt opposes this union between the rising star of a new dynasty and the fading star of an old, heretical one. While political adversity sets the country on edge, Nefertari becomes the wife of Ramesses the Great. Destined to be the most powerful Pharaoh in Egypt, he is also the man who must confront the most famous exodus in history.

Sweeping in scope and meticulous in detail, The Heretic Queen is a novel of passion and power, heartbreak and redemption.

My Teaser

"It's true," he whispered.

Suddenly, I was aware of how close we were standing, so close I could touch the square of his jaw or the chiseled planes of his face. "What's true?"

"You are as beautiful as I remembered. Nefer," he said, and his breath came quickly. "Perhaps you want to simply remain my friend, but when I was gone, all I could think about was you. When I was supposed to be thinking about the rebellion, or how my men would find fresh water in the desert, all I could think of was how you wanted to be hidden away in the Temple of Hathor. Nefer," he said passionately, "you can't be a priestess."

I wanted to close my eyes and step into the shelter of his embrace, but beyond the column the entire court was gathering. "But if I'm not to be a priestess," I asked him, "where will my place be in Thebes?" I held my breath, waiting for the right answer to come, willing it into his heart. Then he took me in his arms and brushed his lips against mine.

"With me," he said firmly. "As my queen."


I loved this book with all my heart, and well, I think it's as good as any urban fantasy out there. And coming from me, that's really saying something.

Thanks for stopping by! Remember to leave your teaser links or teasers in the comments section so I can go check it out!


  1. Never read anything about Ancient Egypt but sure this teaser was intriguing ;)

  2. How romantic! What a lovely teaser. Thanks for stopping by Claire's Book Corner. Have a great TT

  3. Awww how sweet! I am picky about my historical fiction, but this one sounds really good! Thanks for sharing. :)

  4. Awesome teaser! Definitely had me curious about the book. I don't think I've even seen it before! I'm glad you loved it so much!

    Thanks for stopping by Kindle Fever!

  5. Wow, that's a great teaser! Have a terrific Tuesday!

  6. I am a complete nerd when it come to Ancient Egypt, have been since I was a kid. I love the teaser, and it sounds like the perfect book for me. I will have to get it. Great Teaser!! Thanks for sharing, you got me hooked. Also, thanks for stopping by my teaser, you rock!

  7. @Unabridged: I know right? Lol, KIDDING. We can form the Ancient Egypt geek club.:D

  8. I really liked that! When I was younger my dada and I would stay up late watching the history channel when it had Egypt on. I loved that stuff! One day I want to visit! Really great teaser, I'll have to check it out! Thanks for stopping by mine :)

  9. oooh, sounds really good! i loved Cleopatra's Daughter by this author.

  10. Sounds like a great read.


  11. Love this teaser! This book has been on my to-read list for a while - I might have to move it up!

    Thanks for stopping by my TT :)

  12. Ooh, that was an awesome teaser! I've never read any books set in ancient Egypt before, but there's always a first for everything! ;)

    Have a terrific Tuesday! :)

  13. That's kinda sexy. I like it! ;)

    My Teaser

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  14. That's such a good teaser! Gonna add this to my TBR :)

  15. New follower!

    Awesome teaser!

    Thanks for stopping by and reading my Teaser :)

  16. I haven't read anything like this before but sounds really interesting! Adding it to my TBR list right now! Thanks for stopping by :)

    Amy @ Following The Reader


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DNF = Did Not Finish
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