Heretic: The Life and Death of Akhenaten

Heretic The Life and Death of Akhenaten Based on the true story of the th Dynasty Pharaoh Akhenaten HERETIC THE LIFE AND DEATH OF AKHENATEN is about the reviled and neglected second son of Amenhotep III who rose up to be Pharaoh upon t

  • Title: Heretic: The Life and Death of Akhenaten
  • Author: Brijit Reed
  • ISBN: 9781480207134
  • Page: 142
  • Format: Paperback
  • Based on the true story of the 18th Dynasty Pharaoh, Akhenaten, HERETIC THE LIFE AND DEATH OF AKHENATEN is about the reviled and neglected second son of Amenhotep III, who rose up to be Pharaoh upon the death of his father only to become the controversial Akhenaten, husband of Nefertiti, and father of King Tutankhamun Akhenaten dreams of an Egypt that has no need for sBased on the true story of the 18th Dynasty Pharaoh, Akhenaten, HERETIC THE LIFE AND DEATH OF AKHENATEN is about the reviled and neglected second son of Amenhotep III, who rose up to be Pharaoh upon the death of his father only to become the controversial Akhenaten, husband of Nefertiti, and father of King Tutankhamun Akhenaten dreams of an Egypt that has no need for soldiers or war, where the power of the priesthood does not surpass the god it serves, where art is in harmony not only with truth and nature, but with the one true god in existence, Aten As a revolutionary ahead of his time, Akhenaten struggles to match the dreams in his heart with the reality of his creation When he finally realizes that his leadership and policies are failing his country, he s faced with his own damaged psyche In a race against time, he must choose whether or not he will hold onto the hostility and anger in his heart, or let it go in order to rebuild his country

    One thought on “Heretic: The Life and Death of Akhenaten”

    1. This is a wonderful story that starts off slow, builds up a head of steam and then doesn't let up till right to the end. As well as a fine story-teller, the author is an anthropologist and has researched her material well. Although the main characters are real historical figures, too little provable facts are known about this period of history and speculation abounds among Egyptologists as to who did what to whom and if so, how and why? Although speculative, the story presented, as well as being [...]

    2. I received this book from the author for review.I had no idea who Akhenaten was before I started this book, despite an interest in ancient Egypt. He became Pharaoh against his father's wishes upon the death of his older brother. Despite an unhappy childhood, he was a gentle child, but reluctantly thrust into the role he bacame selfish, greedy and uncaring towards his people. Amongst his children were the young brother and sister who were to become Ankhesenamun and Tutankhamun. Although a fairly [...]

    3. A mini-book, originally written as a play. This makes the book short, visual and covering a wide time span of events. Religion appears to be have played a prominent role in ancient Egypt. Book is about Akenaten, a king that that is famous for his decision to promote a favourite god(Aten, or Sun) over all others.

    4. I love stories about ancient Egypt, but this one left me hanging. I wanted more of what happened in the end. It was a good story and was very good in detail.

    5. It was an okay historical fiction, but the way the author chose to cut the passage of time and edit the text is annoying.

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