Praise so far has been unanimous. In a starred review, Sarah Johnson of Booklist remarks, “[t]he superb characterizations, poignant observations on the Egyptian religion, and depictions of the land’s ethereal beauty—all perfectly interwoven—are rendered in memorable language that excites and enriches the mind.”
Gillian Gill, author of Nightingales, declares the book, “as brilliantly sensual as it is finely psychological… this novel is a tour de force of twenty-first century storytelling,” while The Midwife of Venice author Roberta Rich exclaims: “Every sentence, every paragraph shimmers with the color and heat of the Nile and the intelligence of the characters.”
Lovers of historical fiction, armchair travel to exotic places, simply, well-told and beautifully rendered storytelling should take note. Adventure, romance, wit and tenderness fill this poignant exploration into the lives and minds of two of history’s most treasured figures.