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F restoring Thutmose III to the throne But just when Mara is ready to offer Sheftu her help and her heart her duplicity is discovered and a battle ensues in which both Mara's life and the fate of Egypt are at sta. I adored this book when I first read it at age 10 and still love it 20 years later I cannot recommend it highly enough to young lady readers who have any interest at all in Ancient Egypt Mara is a slave girl sold to become a spy who ends up embroiled in a plot to overthrow the female Pharaoh Hatshepsut McGraw's attention to detail and knowledge of the time are impeccable her characters are alive and engaging there's a nice little romance plenty of drama and suffering for the cause and Mara is spunky in a very modern vampire slayer kind of way Well ahead of it's time

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Mara Daughter of the NileMara is a of the PDF #10003 proud and beautiful slave girl who yearns for freedom In order to gain it she finds herself playing the dangerous role of double spy for Mara Daughter Kindle two arch enemies each of. Mara Daughter of the Nile holds up amazingly well for a 60 year old YA book Set in ancient Egypt it's the story of Mara a bright feisty slave girl who unexpectedly finds herself forced to act as a spy for both sides of a conflict over the throne of Egypt Either side is likely to immediately kill her if her duplicity is discovered And then her heart starts to get involved I had very fond memories of reading Mara years ago and I was delighted and frankly relieved when my re read lived up to my memories which isn't always the case when I re read favorite books from my teenage years cough robertheinleincough It's not a perfect book but I'm upping my rating to five stars dang it just because I can and because I so enjoyed Mara and her duel of wits with Sheftu Sheftu is my favorite kind of book hero an intelligent extremely capable man hiding behind the mask of a charming lazy courtier in order to achieve a greater goal I'm such a sucker for that Scarlet Pimpernel kind of tropeTomorrow by Amon she would have revenge She would treat him with a smiling indifference he wouldn't be able to break through no matter how hard he tried She would be gay aye charming but oh how remote Mara found Sheftu's manner the next morning just as gay just as impersonal and so much convincing than her own that she was out of sorts before an hour had passed There was no outdoing him at irony that was clear She would have to find some other means of punishing himBut this is than a simple adventure and love story; the book has some surprisingly profound ideas about living for a greater cause the power of love for your country and how a country is made up of people the poor and humble as well as the rich and powerful ― all of whom are importantThis one's a keeper and a total comfort read

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Free read Mara Daughter of the Nile ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ñ ➵ Mara Daughter of the Nile Read ➼ Author Eloise Jarvis McGraw – Dogsalonbristol.co.uk Mara is a proud and beautiful slave girl who yearns for freedom In order to gain it she finds herself playing the dangerous role of double spy forWhom supports a contender for the throne of EgyptAgainst her will Mara finds herself falling in love with one of her masters the noble Sheftu Daughter of the eBook #10003 and she starts to believe in his plans o. Mara—ambitious and intelligent slave—gets caught up in a scheme to dethrone the pharaoh Hatshepsut while serving as an interpreter to the pharaoh's half brother Thutmose Yet Mara finds herself drawn to one side than the other particularly towards a handsome nobleTo be honest I skimmed the last half of this book It was so overly wordy and unnecessarily detailed with Mara doing dumb shit and being treated like a silly girl or the wiliest seductress that ever lived that I was tired of the whiplash—and exhausted by the constant references to her blue eyes I get it Her eyes are blue I don't need to be reminded of that at least once a page for280 something pagesThis read like it was written in the 1950s because it was Lots of fatphobic statements particularly about the Syrian princess Inanni and her ladies in waiting and lots of commentary on skin colorAlso the relationship between Sheftu and Mara wascringe worthy at bestAside from her eyes and her beauty Mara wavers between being keenly intelligent a fluttery ingenue a wily politician a sultry seductress and a dumb as shit 1950s trope Like I said earlier—the transitions and unevenness in her character were enough to give me whiplash and I was constantly struggling to figure out her motivation for playing both sides up the middle because 1 that never works and 2 she holds literally no cards in this poker game Remove Mara and the book basically continues without herAnd finally I think I'm just tired of the evil ueen tropes as this plays with the propaganda that Hatshepsut was an awful vainglorious and bitchy ruler who was rightfully deposed by her half brother who returned the country from turning inwards into building temple after temple and ruining the wealth of Egypt instead of focusing on conuering new lands and peoples In this book Hatshepsut is reviled for her coldness and haughtiness I mean she is the physical reincarnation of the sun godwhat exactly do you expect and being a woman ruler while her asshole half brother Thutmose is a caged lion filled with anger charisma and intelligenceand a heavy dose of the same heavy handed brutality his sister hasThey are pretty much two halves of the same coinGuess who is celebrated for their traits and who isn'tGuessguessguessguessguessSo yeah This just made me tired