Sphinx's Princess

by Esther Friesner

Series: Princesses of Myth

Nefertiti was far more than just a pretty face.

Nefertiti may be the dutiful daughter of a commoner, but her inquisitive mind often gets her into situations that are far from ordinary, like receiving secret lessons from a scribe. And she’s the kind of girl who acts first, and apologizes later whenever she witnesses injustice or cruelty. But she is also extraordinarily beautiful. And news of her striking beauty and impulsive behavior attracts the attention of her aunt, the manipulative Queen Tiye, who sees Nefertiti as an ideal pawn in her desire for power. Even though Nefertiti is taken from her beloved family and forced into a life filled with courtly intrigue and danger, her spirit and mind will not rest. She continues to challenge herself and the boundaries of ancient Egyptian society.

Esther Friesner offers readers another fresh new look at an iconic figure—blending historical fiction and mythology in a thrilling concoction.
  • Random House Children's Books; September 2009
  • ISBN: 9780375893308
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  • Title: Sphinx's Princess
  • Series: Princesses of Myth
  • Author: Esther Friesner
  • Imprint: Random House Books for Young Readers

About The Author

Nebula Award winner Esther Friesner is the author of 33 novels and over 150 short stories, including the story “Thunderbolt” in Random House’s Young Warriors anthology, which lead to the creation of Nobody’s Princess and Nobody’s Prize. She is married, is the mother of two, harbors cats, and lives in Connecticut.