Ancient Egypt 3500 years ago – a land ruled by the all-powerful female king, Hatshepsut. Ambitious, ruthless and worldly: a woman who established Amun as the chief god of Egypt, bestowing his Priesthood with unprecedented riches and power.
But how secure is Hatshepsut’s power against the claims of the man whose throne she has usurped? And will the feud between the new and ambitious Priesthood of Amun and the old establishment of Ra destroy all she had hoped to build?
This is a story of vision and obsession, of mighty projects and heartbreaking failures – the story of a woman possessed by the desire for power and the need to love.
“…it was unnatural, against the laws of Maat, that a woman should become a man. Surely they must see that?
“Ast looked around. The admiration and awe on every face was evident. She and her son seemed an absurd alternative to that magnificent golden being standing in the god’s light.
“Well, she and her son were alive. This was Hatshepsut’s moment. Theirs would come…”
Hatshepsut: Daughter of Amun is part of the acclaimed ‘Egyptian’ sequence, which also includes Akhenaten: Son of the Sun and Tutankhamun and the Daughter of Ra. Chronologically, Hatshepsut: Daughter of Amun is the first book of the sequence.
“This is a rousing tale, well-told, and highly recommended.” The Augustan, Issue 101.
First published 1989 in paperback by Arrow Books Limited as Daughter of Amun (ISBN 0099598507).
Republished with new notes and corrections to the text in various eBook formats by Mushroom eBooks as Hatshepsut: Daughter of Amun in April 2000.
Paperback edition published April 2004 by Bladud Books.