Story Plant hardcover
Fiction Studio Books e-book
Original Publication Date:
August 9, 2011
Story Plant Publication Date:
September 10, 2013
“A heavenly read.... The God’s Wife is a feast of romance and excitement, keeping the reader in its thrall with suspense.”
Rebecca Kirk: She is a dancer in modern day Chicago who just got the role of Ai¨da in the dance version of the famous opera. It's about a slave who is brought to Egypt, an Rebecca starts to associate mystically with Egypt. She dreams about it, she feels she is there, she even sees Egyptian faces in the mirror. The face she sees is Neferet, her soul twin.
Meryt: Neferet's mother is hardly the loving figure most people expect to find. The woman is a plotting, evil woman who is determined to marry her nasty son Zayem to his half-sister Neferet. Such a marriage would put Zayem in line for the throne, bypassing her husband's natural son, Kamose. Meryt isn't above murder to get her way.
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.
“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
The God's Wife
“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
“The God’s Wife is a brilliant first novel by new author Lynn Voedisch that goes beyond mere mystery and intrigue to delve into important questions in everyone’s lives such as faith, hope and the search for one’s true self. The book left me with many questions about my own faith and beliefs, namely in the concept of twin souls. And while I don’t think twin souls exist, I do think that the way it is presented can underline, albeit indirectly, the importance of building an awareness of the influence we have on each others’ lives. And that just might be the best reason to read this great book.”
“A new take on historical fiction that anyone would love. It's full of excitement, romance, and many plot twists and turns that will leave you wanting more.”
– The Mortal’s Library
“A great book and if you like historical fiction, then you will definitely want to pick this one up.”
– Wakela Runen’s World
“The God’s Wife is a good story, well told. Readers will find themselves immersed in ancient Egypt as they struggle to put the book down. Don’t bother, it can’t be done.”
“This book is rare in that it contains three strong female characters, the evil stepmother of Neferet, Rebecca, and Neferet. The three characters complement each other perfectly, blending to bring the reader a terrific, exciting book filled with mystery, romance, and intrigue.”
– Live to Read
Lynn Voedisch writes contemporary fantasy like no one else. Technorati called The God's Wife, "a feast of romance and excitement, keeping the reader in its thrall with suspense," and Windy City Reviews said of Dateline: Atlantis, "Voedisch is able to project a variety of places and times, a blend of people with different ages, genders, educational levels and interests, and miraculously connect the dots for a greater good."