KIYA: Hope of the Pharaoh

KIYA: Hope of the Pharaoh - Katie Hamstead This story depicts Kiya as being a Hebrew and taken from her people to be one of Akhenaten's wives in hope that she will bear him a son and heir to the throne. Along the way she must try to outwit her fearsome rival and great wife, Nefertiti; has a secret crush for a palace guard and a friendship with Horemheb who might have ulterior motives. All this while trying to stay true to her heritage and staying one step ahead of the plots to get rid of her.

I enjoyed the way the story was written and I got to know each character and either loved or hated them. Ahkenaten is portrayed as kind and loving if somewhat unstable. Nefertiti as a hateful and jealous wife. Naomi/Kiya is kind, loving and loyal and Malachi is the protector. I also enjoyed Kiya's interactions with the other various wives and concubines.

I am looking forward to the sequel!