So this week on Book Brats we are happy to be part of the blog tour for Lynn Voedisch's new book THE GOD'S WIFE, released last month by Fiction Studio. If you're looking for a book that mixes ancient history, the paranormal, and a bit of romance, then you might want to check this book out. It has everything that is right up your alley. I really suggest this if you're a fan of Ancient Egypt, because the detail the author uses is extensive. You'll learn a lot about Egyptian religion and history, trust me. Combining the stories of an Egyptian girl destined to be the next Wife of Amun and a modern day girl from Chicago, the story weaves magic and realism to create a compelling, harrowing story. These two girls aren't just two random people thrown together - their stories are interwoven and laced richly with history, magic, and originality. While maybe not the most straight forward book ever written, if you can get into the story it's definitely one that will keep you interested and wrapped up in the layered, intricate plot and settings. Rebecca and Neferet's stories will draw you in and won't let you go. The literary nature of the story could potentially be off putting, with heavy usage of metaphors and similes, but don't let that deter you from giving this book a look.
The God's Wife by Lynn Voedisch
Published August 9, 2011 by Fiction Studio
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The women of ancient Egypt were the freest of any civilization on earth, until the modern era. In several dynasties of ancient Egypt the God’s Wives of Amun stood tall, priestesses of wealth and power, who represented the pinnacle of female power in the Egyptian state. Many called The God’s Wife of Amun second only to the Pharaoh in dominance.
THE GOD’S WIFE follows the adventures of a 16-year-old girl, Neferet, who is thrust into the role of The Gods Wife of Amun without proper training. Surrounded by political intrigue and ensnared by sexual stalking, Neferet navigates the temple, doing her duties, while keeping her family name pristine and not ending up like her predecessor—dead.
Meanwhile, a modern-day Chicago dancer, Rebecca, is rehearsing for a role in an ancient Egyptian production and finds herself blacking out and experiencing realistic dreams about life in Egypt. It’s as if she’s coming in contact with Neferet’s world. Are the two parallel worlds on a collision course? They seem to be, for Neferet has just used an old spell to bring protection to her world, and Rebecca meets a mysterious Egyptian man who says he’ll whisk her away to Alexandria. Magic and realism mix for a powerful ending in THE GOD’S WIFE.