Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Giveaway: Stephanie Thornton's Daughter of the Gods (Round One)

It's that time again! Flashlight Commentary is pleased to offer fans of historic fiction a chance to win a free edition of Stephanie Thornton's Daughter of the Gods! 

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Egypt, 1400s BC. The pharaoh’s pampered second daughter, lively, intelligent Hatshepsut, delights in racing her chariot through the marketplace and testing her archery skills in the Nile’s marshlands. But the death of her elder sister, Neferubity, in a gruesome accident arising from Hatshepsut’s games forces her to confront her guilt…and sets her on a profoundly changed course. Hatshepsut enters a loveless marriage with her half brother, Thut, to secure his claim to the Isis Throne and produce a male heir. But it is another of Thut’s wives, the commoner Aset, who bears him a son, while Hatshepsut develops a searing attraction for his brilliant adviser Senenmut. And when Thut suddenly dies, Hatshepsut becomes de facto ruler, as regent to her two-year-old nephew. Once, Hatshepsut anticipated being free to live and love as she chose. Now she must put Egypt first. Ever daring, she will lead a vast army and build great temples, but always she will be torn between the demands of leadership and the desires of her heart. And even as she makes her boldest move of all, her enemies will plot her downfall... Once again, Stephanie Thornton brings to life a remarkable woman from the distant past whose willingness to defy tradition changed the course of history.

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“Daughter of the Gods is a wonderfully intimate and dramatic evocation of Ancient Egypt, where one headstrong young woman dares to become pharaoh. Stephanie Thornton vividly portrays the heat and the danger, the passion and the heartbreak of Hatshepsut’s struggle, as she defies even the gods to ensure success on the throne of Egypt. A touching love story combines with a thrilling tale of death, courage and political intrigue to produce a superbly researched and powerfully written novel. This is the kind of book that grabs you by the throat and doesn’t let go. A remarkable story, remarkably told.” -Kate Furnivall, author of Shadows on the Nile

“Stephanie Thornton’s heroines are bold, brave, and powerful–they make me want to stand up and cheer!” -Kate Quinn, author of Lady of the Eternal City

“Daughter of the Gods is a full-out, total immersion experience of ancient Egypt. From her moving love affair with a commoner to her fierce and unwavering commitment to Egypt as a female Pharaoh, Hatshepsut crackles with fascinating complexity. Her ka must be grinning with pleasure at this richly textured account of her life, one that is worthy of the great queen herself. “ -Vicky Alvear Shecter, author of Cleopatra’s Moon “An epic saga that brings ancient Egypt to life with vivid imagery and lovely prose. Stephanie Thornton is a rising star!” -Stephanie Dray, author of Lily of the Nile

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Stephanie Thornton is a writer and history teacher who has been obsessed with infamous women from ancient history since she was twelve. She lives with her husband and daughter in Alaska, where she is at work on her next novel.

“The Secret History: A Novel of Empress Theodora” is available from NAL/Penguin, and “Daughter of the Gods: A Novel of Ancient Egypt” will hit the shelves May 2014 and “The Tiger Queens: A Novel of Genghis Khan” will follow in Fall 2014.

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Format: Paperback & eBook
Publication Date: May 6, 2014
Released by: NAL Trade
Length: 448 pages
ISBN-10: 0451417798
Genre: Historical Fiction

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Stephanie Hopkins said...

What a fabulous giveaway! Have this book on my wish list! Can't wait to read it!

Beth said...

No comments yet?? I'll fix that :)

Thanks for the chance to win, Erin! This story sounds awesome!


Melinda Ott said...

I've heard great things about this book...I'd love to read it!

Christy K Robinson said...

Although my own TBR stack is high, I'd love to win this for my sister-in-law and her young adult daughters. Good luck with the promo!

Amy C said...

This book sounds like I need to add it to my to be read pile.

traveler said...

Impressive and captivating. Thanks for this giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Denise said...

I have been interested in the life of Hatshepsut since reading Pauline Gedge's books many years ago. Thank you for the giveaway.

kim_cree said...

I loved Stephanie's last book, I can't wait to read this one! :)

Marilyn said...

Love the sound of this book.
Please enter me.
Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

cyn209 said...

the cover is GORGEOUS!!!
thank you for the giveaway!!!

Gina D said...

Love Stephanie's bio...."obsessed with infamous women from ancient history since she was twelve" - thanks for the chance to win a copy of Daughter of the Gods

Diana Silva said...

keeping my fingers crossed

Dionna Nalls said...

I love reading about Hatchepsut. I'd love to read this one!

Marci said...

Thanks for the giveaway!!! Hope I win!!

Marci said...

Thx for the great giveaway! I'm so excited to read this one!!

Denise said...

love reading about female rulers

Kimberly @ Turning the Pages said...

I read Stephanie's debut novel last year and thought it was marvelous! Can't wait to read this one or The Tiger Queens :)

Raquel Muniz said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I have been looking forward to this book.