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.
Lynn Voedisch creates a story that immediately sucks you into it. There are basically two timelines in this book.
One is set in modern day Chicago and follows Rebecca as she is rehearsing for a play. It is during her black outs that we see the other timeline which is set in ancient Egypt. The great part is that it was easy to follow along between the two timelines. It wasn’t confusing during the switches. Lynn really handled that great.
I have always been fascinated by Ancient Egypt. So it was really nice to see it portrayed so well in this book. You can really tell that even though this is a work of fiction, Lynn Voedisch did a lot of research to ensure that Egypt was portrayed very accurately.
Both Rebecca and Neferet are very strong women who are able to overcome adversity in their lives. They were both very 3 dimensional characters. It was easy to imagine them and feel that they were truly alive.
Of course, there was a lot more drama and suspense in the Neferet timeline. However, I felt that is where it fit the most in the storyline.
Overall, this was a great book and if you like historical fiction, then you will definitely want to pick this one up.
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