Naomi, a almost Jewish princess living in Egypt volunteers to save her sisters from the Pharaoh's harem by going in their stead. At Armana, Naomi is given a new name and declared mother of the heir to the throne. This declaration puts Kiya in danger from the King's favorite and harem ruler, Nefertiti. Kiya allies herself with Horemb, the palace commander. Kiya must steal the Pharaoh's heart and bear his child, but staying alive might prove impossible.
This novel brings a different view of Ancient Egypt into view. Her Jewish customs clash harshly with the pagan Egyptian customs. Kiya is fiesty and lively and she makes a great heroine. Akhenaten and Horemeb are great characters, while Nefertiti is evil. It was an easy story to get sucked into. A entertaining read.