Daughter of Re : Truth is the Soul of the Sun

  • by Maria Isabel Pita
  • Narrated by Maria Isabel Pita
  • Series: Truth is the Soul of the Sun
  • 3 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The first of six books in the epic historical novel covering the entire life of Hatshepsut, the ancient Egyptian queen who was crowned king and for more than 20 years ruled on the Horus Throne of the Living as the Female Falcon, Maatkare.
Before becoming Pharaoh, Hatshepsut served as God's Wife of Amun, an important economic and spiritual office created by her grandfather that holds the key to her mysterious and unprecedented power. Maatkare was not only a charismatic political leader, she was a mystic who inspired the wholehearted devotion of brilliant men. One of them was Senmut, a commoner she elevated to unparalleled heights of authority. But her most influential advocate was Hapuseneb, the High Priest of Amun and the Governor of the South. Hapuseneb served under three pharaohs and yet only Maatkare is represented in his tomb.
Hatshepsut's life is a passionate story of love - for her beliefs, her country, and two of its most fascinating men.
Next in the Series: The Hidden One - Book Two


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Customer Reviews

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Pleasant suprise

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

yes, found a lovely mix of fact and fiction that continued to entertain and suprise all the way through the story

What did you like best about this story?

How the world at that time is captured through the eyes of a child

What does Maria Isabel Pita bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

It really surprised me as I did not know what to expect and listened to most of it yesterday on a long drive.

It is delightful, informative and entertaining. I can place myself in the scene as I turn everything into images and it holds my attention so will carry on with the rest.

Maria has a lovely voice as well, it is sweet, clear and also comes across as having a underlying strength that adds depth to story."

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

yes, at times buried in the innocence of a child there are elements of character that I feel will emerge in the future timeline as quite sinister and this is enchanting and disturbing at the same time.

Any additional comments?

Just enjoy the story, its well worth a listen and will put you into a world lost to time

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- P. Maich

A Powerful & Exceptionally Engaging Work

What did you love best about Daughter of Re?

This is a truly exceptional book, the kind that can put you on a new path in life or at least make you think carefully about the one that you're on.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Daughter of Re?

This is a tour de force of Egyptian symbology and a wide window into the minds and lives of ancient Egyptians as they likely really were. One does not doubt they are there in the time and the place.

Have you listened to any of Maria Isabel Pita’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I've listened to the entire series. The author is blessed with a lovely reading voice, good enunciation, and an understated theatrical ability that makes the book even more alive in audio. I actually read the first half of this book in print and then moved to the audio book.

Who was the most memorable character of Daughter of Re and why?


Any additional comments?

It is one of the few series I have read that actually becomes increasingly more compelling as it progresses and culminates in a truly satisfying crescendo.

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- Stingersplace

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-27-2012
  • Publisher: Maria Isabel Pita