Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday/ Sphinx's Queen by Esther Friesner

Wednesday, June 2, 2010
"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the SpineThis meme spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week my pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

ISBN:9780375856570
Author:Friesner, Esther
Publisher:Random House Books for Young Readers
Subject:Historical - Ancient Civilizations
Publication Date:September 2010

Ancient Egypt springs to life in this enthralling sequel to Sphinx’s Princess. As she did in Nobody’s Princess and Nobody’s Prize, author Esther Friesner offers readers a fresh look at an iconic figure, blending historical fiction and mythology in a heady concoction.
Hunted . . . Overnight, every aspect of Nefertiti’s life has changed. She is no longer living at the royal palace as the intended bride of the crown prince. Instead, she is being chased by the prince and his soldiers for a crime she did not commit.

Hidden . . . Traveling with two of her dearest friends, including the crown prince’s brother, who helped her escape, Nefertiti takes shelter in the wild hills along the Nile’s west bank. She must rely on her own resourcefulness and skills (all those secret archery lessons prove very useful) as the fugitives fight to survive.

Haunted . . . But the need for justice gnaws at Nefertiti. She is determined to plead her case to the Pharaoh and set things right. As she begins to question long-held sacred beliefs—a questioning that could alter the fabric of Egyptian society—her extraordinary journey from commoner to royalty brings adventure, intrigue, and romance. (Publisher's Comments from Powell's Books)

What are you waitiing for?

19 comments:

Aleksandra said...

Sounds really interesting!

Leanna (Daisy Chain Book Reviews) said...

I haven't read the first book, but I love historical fiction, so this might be one for me to check out! :)

Serpentine Librarian said...

I like the sound of this one! I haven't read the first one, so I'll just have to add both to my wishlist. Great pick!

lilly said...

Sounds great, I will just have to read Sphinx Princess first. I really like reading books set in ancient Egypt so I think I'd enjoy this one.

E.J. Stevens said...

This sounds awesome. Great pick!

I'm waiting on The Iron Thorn here.

Happy reading. :)

xx,
E.J.
From the Shadows

Chachic said...

I didn't know Sphinx’s Princess has a sequel coming out! I have Esther Friesner's three books but I haven't gotten around to reading it. Great WoW pick. :)

Christina T said...

This series sounds interesting. I will have to add Sphinx's Princess to my TBR list. I haven't read any of Ether Friesner's books but I am interested in Ancient Egypt. Great pick!

Melanie said...

I don't tend to read much historical fiction, but this sounds really interesting. Will have to keep an eye out for a review when it comes out.

Wendy said...

I love books set in Egypt - there is something so passionate, yet compelling about it. This sounds wonderful!

Charlotte said...

Thanks for reminding me of these--I enjoyed the ones about Helen very much, and have been meaning to get a hold of Sphinx's Princess!

Shy said...

I've to say that this sounds really amazing. Never really read anything in this setting before but the storyline is just... enticing! Nice choice =)

thebookfairyhaven said...

I'm a huge fan of historical fiction so it goes without saying that I'd want to read this. I think I first have to read the first one to this though - but I'm definitely going to hunt it down :)

Carina said...

Sounds really interesting! My pick is here.

Lizzy said...

I love Historical Fiction, so this is a must-read for me. I still need to read the first in the series, though.

Violet said...

This sounds really interesting. Nefertiti sounds like a strong & clever heroine. I haven't read any of Esther Friesner's books yet, but I like the sound of this one. :)

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Meaghan said...

That sounds really interesting. I always love books that deal with a time period that is well known and delve into them deeper! Great pick!

Kris (Voracious YAppetite) said...

This one sounds pretty good! Great pick!!

Ms. Yingling said...

Ooh! I loved the first, and have added this one to my fall order. Thanks for the heads up.

 
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