The God's Wife
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
“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.
About the Author...
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."