Named an Indie Editor’s Choice book for 2016 by the Historical Novel Society and Long listed for the Historical Novel Society's 2017 Indie Award, The Forgotten: Aten's Last Queen tells the story of Ankhesenamun--a girl who had to grow up too fast. She loved and lost, but she never gave up.
At an early age, Ankhesenamun had to navigate her people through religious upheaval and political dissent. Her life was threatened, but she did not back down. When paths were barred, she carved out a new way. And when sacrifices had to be made, she gave with everything she had.
Can a lone woman stand against the tides of time which have already consumed the rest of her family? May
the gods have mercy that she does not become one of the forgotten...
Discover the adventure of her lifetime.
A lover of historical fiction, especially novels put in unusual, "unexplored" by historical fiction, times and places, this novel gratified the reader in me greatly, leaving me satisfied, but wishing for more. If there was a sequel to this novel I would have picked it right away, despite the perfectly rounded-up ending, even.
- Zoe Saadia, Author of several novels of pre-Columbian Americas
The best book I have ever read!
Set during the turbulent 'Amarna' period and told through Princess Merytaten's voice, "Heir of the Heretic" tells the story of Akhenaten and Nefertiti's revolutionary monotheistic reign and the consequences across the country as well as within their own family. Merytaten is their oldest daughter and is preparing to become Akhenaten's successor. However, when pressures mount against Ahkenaten and his new religion, Merytaten finds herself questioning her loyalties and her god.
When Merytaten begins to see things from her citizen's point of view, she finds a new meaning to her life. But can she save her citizens from the growing madness rising in the palace?
Discover the trials and triumphs of one young woman's lifetime.
The prose is rich, and is worthy of a movie script, with plenty of verifiable details.
The Forgotten: Heir of the Heretic is a thought-provoking read that will linger with you long after you have read the last page.
What I truly like about Else's novels is the amount of research she puts into them to bring us back to ancient Egypt and the perspective, from the point of view of women, of that era. Her historicals novels bring out both the details and the emotions of the time.
Hi, Ravi. Yes, I have read all the Hunger Games books. I liked the first two. The third book I disliked. I did not like what the author did with the characters. The second book was my favorite. An excellent resource would be www.goodreads.com. You can view lots of different reviews from other readers regarding books you're thinking of picking up.
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Book 3 of the Awakenings series was released 7/31/2021. Its the epic conclusion to the Avalong adventures. I hope you love it as much as I do!
"Lost Daughters of Avalon" is book two of the "Awakenings" series.
Released: December 2019
"Descendants of Avalon"
Released via Inklings Publishing. Its got girl power and magical adventures.
Released: May 2018
("The Forgotten" volume 2)
("The Forgotten" volume 1)
Reviewed and awarded the
2016 Indie Editor's Choice
by the Historical Novel Society.
Long listed for the Historical Novel Society 2017 Indie Award.
a sci fi novella
released July 31, 2018.
*2nd Place contest winner*
"Journey into the Fantastical" Anthology
Goodreads profile at: https://www.goodreads.com/JElse