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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Teaser Tuesday #49

 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!

Daughter of the Gods: A Novel of Ancient Egypt
 
Summary:
 
Egypt, 1400s BC. The pharaoh’s pampered second daughter, lively, intelligent Hatshepsut, delights in racing her chariot through the marketplace and testing her archery skills in the Nile’s marshlands. But the death of her elder sister, Neferubity, in a gruesome accident arising from Hatshepsut’s games forces her to confront her guilt...and sets her on a profoundly changed course.

Hatshepsut enters a loveless marriage with her half brother, Thut, to secure his claim to the Horus Throne and produce a male heir. But it is another of Thut’s wives, the commoner Aset, who bears him a son, while Hatshepsut develops a searing attraction for his brilliant adviser Senenmut. And when Thut suddenly dies, Hatshepsut becomes de facto ruler, as regent to her two-year-old nephew.

Once, Hatshepsut anticipated being free to live and love as she chose. Now she must put Egypt first. Ever daring, she will lead a vast army and build great temples, but always she will be torn between the demands of leadership and the desires of her heart. And even as she makes her boldest move of all, her enemies will plot her downfall....

Once again, Stephanie Thornton brings to life a remarkable woman from the distant past whose willingness to defy tradition changed the course of history.
Summary & Cover taken from Goodreads.com
Length: 448 pages (Paperback)
Publication Date:  May 6th 2014 by NAL Trade
 
My Teaser:
Pg. 130
 
Her brother froze, the cane hanging in midair as if ready to strike the head from one of Egypt's enemies.
"How kind of you to join us, sister," Thut's eyes narrowed.
 

3 comments:

  1. Sounds like a good one! Egypt under the Pharoahs is a historical setting I usually like, so I may look this one up for my own reading list.

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  2. Sounds like an interesting book! I can't wait to see your review of it :D

    My teaser this week is from The Troubleshooter by Bard Constantine (a world away from yours): http://www.allsortsofbooks.blogspot.jp/2014/06/teaser-tuesday-troubleshooter-by-bard.html

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  3. Very intriguing! Love stories of ancient Egypt!

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