The Sekhmet Bed : The She-King

  • by L.M. Ironside
  • Narrated by Amanda C. Miller
  • Series: The She-King
  • 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Is Ahmose's divine gift a blessing or a curse?
The second daughter of the Pharaoh, Ahmose has always dreamed of a quiet life as a priestess, serving Egypt's gods, ministering to the people of the Two Lands. But when the Pharaoh dies without an heir, she is given instead as Great Royal Wife to the new king - a soldier of common birth. For Ahmose is god-chosen, gifted with the ability to read dreams, and it is her connection to the gods which ensures the new Pharaoh his right to rule.
Ahmose's elder sister Mutnofret has been raised to expect the privileged station of Great Royal Wife; her rage at being displaced cannot be soothed. As Ahmose fights the currents of Egypt's politics and Mutnofret's vengeful anger, her youth and inexperience carry her beyond her depth and into the realm of sacrilege.
To right her wrongs and save Egypt from the gods' wrath, Ahmose must face her most visceral fear: bearing an heir. But the gods of Egypt are exacting, and even her sacrifice may not be enough to restore the Two Lands to safety.


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Customer Reviews

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Never listened to a story about Egypt before...

What made the experience of listening to The Sekhmet Bed the most enjoyable?

The narration was really enjoyable. I have never listened or read a story about ancient Egypt before and the way the story was told pulled me in and I didn't want to stop listening!

What did you like best about this story?

I really loved the all the small details and descriptions of the characters day to day lives but it was the dramatic twists in the book that made it a "page-turner". All of the Characters were very well developed and it had me on edge wondering what was going to happen next. I loved the whole thing from start to finish!

Have you listened to any of Amanda C. Miller’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I haven't before, but will in the future!

If you could rename The Sekhmet Bed, what would you call it?

I think the name suits the book well, I wouldn't change it.

Any additional comments?

I am really hoping that the other books in this series comes to audiobook soon!

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- E. M.

Took me there!

What made the experience of listening to The Sekhmet Bed the most enjoyable?

The narration and the storytelling were both so beautiful

What other book might you compare The Sekhmet Bed to and why?

I haven't read much about Ancient Egypt in historical fiction, so I don't know.

Which character – as performed by Amanda C. Miller – was your favorite?

The narration was the best. I wasn't a huge fan of the character voices.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, and I almost did. I finished it less than 24 hours after purchasing.

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- Allison

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-25-2013
  • Publisher: Libbie M. Grant