Title: Sphinx's Princess Author: Esther Friesnar Publication: 2009, Random House Books for Young Readers
Summary:Nefertiti was far more than just a pretty face.
Nefertiti may be the dutiful daughter of a commoner, but her inquisitive mind often gets her into situations that are far from ordinary, like receiving secret lessons from a scribe. And she’s the kind of girl who acts first, and apologizes later whenever she witnesses injustice or cruelty. But she is also extraordinarily beautiful. And news of her striking beauty and impulsive behavior attracts the attention of her aunt, the manipulative Queen Tiye, who sees Nefertiti as an ideal pawn in her desire for power....read more
Review: The 3rd of the Princesses of Myth collection and the 1st depicting a dignified rendition of Nefertiti's story, Friesnar weaves a gorgeous and exotic historical treat. The characters, including Nefertiti, were carved in exquisite and vivid details. Tugging at your imagination, this brave story will keep you hooked. There are adorably amusing moments, as well as ones that draw out tears. Although the book closes with an open end, it was still a propelling and wonderfully entertaining read.
Final Notes: A wonderful piece of historical fiction here, dear readers! I apologize for this short review, this one actually dates to a while back. Anyhow, I still remember how admirable this young character was, and the book itself was very well written. Wait for the review of the next book, and it will get better! Anyone aching for a bit of tasteful historical fiction, here's a good one for you!
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