Paperback, 234 pages
Published October 25th 2013 by Curiosity Quills Press
ISBN 162007379X (ISBN13: 9781620073797)
Nefertiti has forced Naomi to flee Amarna with Malachi and the three children. But even under the protection of Naomi’s family in Thebes, Nefertiti still hunts her and Tut. Nefertiti sends assassins to kill them, and while Naomi fights to protect the children, Malachi fights to keep her safe.
With three children in tow, one of which isn’t her own, she is labeled the harlot outcast wife of the pharaoh and is shunned. She isn’t safe among her own people, and flees from being stoned to death. Although her family protects her, she must find a way to survive.
While Naomi struggles to keep herself and Tut alive, old adversaries return as Smenkhkare takes advantage of Akhenaten’s ailing health. Naomi must rely on Horemheb’s promise to protect Tut’s birthright, but her feelings for Malachi could cause more problems with Horemheb than she expects.
This is definitely a book 'not to be missed'. This is a continuation of Kiya's story. She is now Naomi. Hebrew woman. Labeled a harlot, a woman rejected by Pharaoh Akhenaten. We learn about her struggles after leaving the Egyptian court. Kiya returns to her home as Naomi. She has her children and the daughter of her dear friend. The jealous Nefertiti is still trying to kill her and her son, Tut, heir to the Egyptian throne.
Naomi is a strong woman. A woman who faces adversity and shines. This is a book not to be missed. If you liked the first story of Katie Hamstead's trilogy, you will love the second book. We see fantastic character development. I loved reading of Naomi's trek through life. Her relationships with others around and with her children.
I look forward to the next book in the trilogy.
Thank you to NetGalley and Curiosity Quills Press for allowing me to review this fabulous book! Please keep me in mind when book three is released :)