Nefertiti is one of the world's great legendary beauties. Seen through her sister's eyes, she is vividly brought to life in this heartbreaking story of celebrity, ambition, love and loss.
At the tender age of fifteen, Nefertiti marries Akenathen, the Prince of Egypt, her dreams coming true as she rises to fame and fortune. Bathed and decorated by a team of body servants her natural beauty is enhanced until she becomes mesmerizing. She is soon the darling of the people and her husband's closest confidant.
But when her husband breaks with a thousand years of tradition, defying the priests and the military, it will take all Nefertiti's wiles to keep the nation from being torn apart. She's prepared to sacrifice her sister to strengthen her power and this act will lock the two women in a feud that only death can break
Michelle Moran was born and grew up in California. She worked as a public school teacher for six years, travelling around the world during school holidays, including to an archaeological dig in Israel, which inspired her to write. Her novels include Nefertiti, The Heretic Queen, Cleopatra's Daughter and The Second Empress. She lives in California with her husband.