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The Crook and Flail

By: L. M. Ironside
Narrated by: Amanda C. Miller
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Summary

The son of the god must take her rightful place on Egypt's throne.

Hatshepsut longs for power, but she is constrained by her commitment to maat - the sacred order of righteousness, the way things must be. Her mother claims Hatshepsut is destined for Egypt's throne - not as the king's chief wife, but as the king herself, despite her female body. But a woman on the throne defies maat, and even Hatshepsut is not so bold as to risk the safety of the Two Lands for her own ends.

As God's Wife of Amun, she believes she has found the perfect balance of power and maat, and has reconciled herself to contentment with her station. But even that peace is threatened when the powerful men of Egypt plot to replace her. They see her as nothing but a young woman, easily used for their own ends and discarded. But she is the son of the god Amun, and neither her strength nor her will can be so easily discounted.

As the machinations of politics drive her into the hands of enemies and the arms of lovers, onto the battlefield and into the childbed, she comes face to face with maat itself – and must decide at last whether to surrender her birthright to a man, or to take up the crook and flail of the Pharaoh, and claim for herself the throne of the king.

©2013 Libbie M. Grant (P)2014 Libbie M. Grant

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  • 01-09-22

Story reader/narrator is a no!

I quickly had to get over the voice of the narrator. Her voice is no good for Egyptian stories. Her voice is suitable for stories set in more recent times, not ancient times.
I so love the story that I had to just over come my poor ears.
This story is a wonderful Egyptian piece of fiction.

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  • Luselle
  • 09-03-21

Don’t!!!

Once you hear the narrator...oh my dear God, my poor ears!💩👎🏼🙉🙉🙉🙉🙉🙉🙉🙉🙉🙉🙉🙉🙉🙉🙉🙉🙉🙉🙉🐒💩💩💩 Don’t bother even 2 seconds of your time

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  • Catherine Hastings
  • 18-05-18

Love, Love, LOVE THIS BOOK!!!

Absolutely wonderful story, well written and well narrated! You know you’ve hit upon something special when you can’t put a book down and your heart breaks when it ends! This book was even better than the first in the series (The Sekhmet Bed) which I also loved! I can hardly wait to start book 3!