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24 October, 2011
Gods Wife by Lynn Voedisch
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.
About the Author
Lynn Voedisch is a fiction writer and journalist with many years experience working for newspapers and magazines, such as the Chicago Sun-Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, Dance magazine and many other publications. She also has worked as and editor and writer/critic for Technorati.com, an online news service. Her previously published novel, is EXCITED LIGHT (ASJA Press). Lynn is a member of the board of directors for the Society of Midland Authors. She lives three blocks from the border of Chicago with her husband and two cats. Her son recently graduated from law school and Lynn looks forward to having a lawyer in the family. Her hobbies are tennis and tai chi.
What Reviewers Are Saying
"A heavenly read.... The God's Wife is a feast of romance and excitement, keeping the reader in its thrall with suspense." --Technorati
"I knew when I read the synopsis that this book had the potential to be great. I think it realizes that potential fully. Lynn Voedisch has done such a wonderful job with this book." --Owl Tell You About It
"I adore it. The ending is absolutely masterful." --Angels and Warriors Radio
"I think the backbone of good fiction is good reportage...I'm not a fan of historical fiction, yet I find it fascinating that this (novel) going back so far works for me and it transcends history for me." --Rick Kogan, WGN-AM
"If you're looking for a book that mixes ancient history, the paranormal, and a bit of romance, then you might want to check this book out. It has everything that is right up your alley" --Book Brats
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