Child of the Morning

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ISBN: 9781788632522

Hatshepsut is daughter of the sun, leader of Egypt, hope of her people: An epic Egyptian historical classic

Youngest daughter of the Pharaoh, Hatshepsut is a lithe and magical child. But when her older sister dies, it becomes her duty to purify the dynasty's bloodline. She is to wed Thothmes, heir to the throne, and her father's illegitimate son. But fearing his son's incompetence, Hatshepsut's father makes an unthinkable decision: Hatshepsut will be Pharaoh in his stead, ruler of the greatest empire the world has ever known – provided, of course, that the unprecedented ascension by a woman does not inspire the priests to treason or instil in her half-brother and future consort sufficient hatred to have her put to death…

Sensuous and evocative, Child of the Morning is the story of one of history's most remarkable women, perfect for fans of Michelle Moran and Marion Zimmer Bradley.

‘A superb portrait of a powerful but very human queen’ Library Journal 

‘Gedge sets her living, breathing queen against a beautifully detailed Egypt that we see as it must have been so long ago’ Publishers Weekly

‘A compelling and human story without a single dramatic lapse’ San Francisco Examiner 

‘Splendor, splendor everywhere’ Kirkus Reviews

‘A rich pageant, satisfying on more levels than simply that of narrative’ Wall Street Journal