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Mara is a proud and beautiful slave girl who yearns for freedom In order to gain it she finds herself playing the dangerous role of double spy for two arch enemies each of whom supports a c Egypt mid 1400s BC Mara calls herself the daughter of Nobody and Nothing She has been a slave for as long as she can remember but her pale eyes and ability to speak Babylonian suggest that once she was free and did not come from Egypt Now in her late teens she s endured a succession of cruel and ignorant masters She yearns above all else for freedom Freedom comes with a steep price Mara is purchased by a nobleman in ueen Hatshepsut s inner circle He needs a spy to report on the ueen s brother Thutmose who might be planning a rebellion If Mara betrays her master s plans her death is assuredOn the barge that will bring her to the royal city Mara falls in with Sheftu a young nobleman close to Prince Thutmose Sheftu is part of the planned rebellion He offers Mara whom he thinks is just a runaway slave with no agenda two options spy for Prince Thutmose or face death So this devious young lady finds herself a double agent caught between two sides that will stake everything on keeping or gaining the throne At first it seems like a grand game Mara gets to be an interpreter for a visiting foreign princess For the first time in her life she ll have enough food not to mention nice clothes scrolls to read and an unlimited supply of eyeliner a uality of life issue for every ancient Egyptian It helps that Sheftu is unconventionally handsome with a witty enigmatic mode of flirting that Mara finds enthrallingBut the deeper Mara gets into these parallel intrigues she realizes that she s already chosen a sideshe s lost her loyalty and her heart and is now soon to die a traitor s deathContent Advisory Violence A slave is beaten in the early chapters of the story and a bloody near fatal beating occurs near the end A guard is uickly slain when he tries to alert authorities to a group of rebels lawbreaking Characters mention being impaled on stakes or thrown to the Nile s crocodiles but we don t see any such executions occur in the story Someone is forced to imbibe poison out of view of the POV characters Sex The Canaanite princess Inanni is scandalized by Egyptian fashions the women wear translucent sheath dresses and the men usually wear naught but kilts Language Nothing Substance Abuse Some background characters get drunk Politics and Religion Fleeting moments of Egyptians showing ethnic prejudice against non Egyptians Various Egyptian gods are casually mentioned We don t hear much about them and frankly none of the characters appear to believe in them strongly Except for that head scratching part where the POV shifts to Nut the night sky goddess injecting a fantastical note into an otherwise very grounded narrative Nightmare Fuel Let me put it this way if you suffer from a fear of being trapped underground there is a chapter in this book that you might find troubling Some rebels break into a tomb risking the death penalty for blasphemy if caught to retrieve an item for the prince and their torch goes outin a room far underground full of creepy tomb paintings and guardian statues Boy that chapter was tenseConclusionsThis book does not bat a thousand for historical accuracy Hatshepsut was actually Thutmose III s stepmother not his half sister as portrayed here In real life she died at age fifty of bone cancer after several years of poor health a far cry from the coup and Socratic suicide portrayed in the novel In fairness to McGraw a lot of this information wasn t available at the time that this book was published 1953 That said while the book is not flawless as a history lesson it is near perfect as a classic YA spy novel with a strong and clever heroine royal intrigue romance and an evocative historical setting Mara was hard to like at first While it was understandable that her hard life had made her bitter and closed off the flippancy with which she treated her role was bothersome as was her mean thoughts directed at Inanni and the other foreigners The Mara grew to care about Egypt the likeable she became McGraw set up this seemingly heartless character and then yanked the heart from her chest The last few chapters were nail biters because Mara finally understood what she stood to lose Well doneSheftu is just my type of hero witty charismatic always three steps ahead of his enemies good looking in an offbeat way and both principled and caring than he lets on The blogger at You Me and a Cup of Tea compared the dynamic between Sheftu and Mara to that between Han Solo and Princess Leia albeit he s the aristocrat and she s the seemingly amoral self serving scoundrelguttersnipe Although Sheftu is definitely a nerf herder I can picture him sitting down for a drink with Eugenides Howl Jareth George Cooper Han Alister and Morpheus the Netherling and they would have a blast rearranging the world and commiserating about their terrifying wives Ancient Egypt is an inherently fascinating culture While the Mesopotamians fought amongst themselves and the Greeks were still figuring out how to read Egypt kept doing what it always did live along the Nile build magnificent structures watch the stars and perseverate about Death There s a sense of timelessness stability and inexorability about their myths and their art and their artifacts that no other civilization can match You can tell that McGraw loved Egypt and her characters seem organic to the placeRecommended warmly for fans of The Witch of Blackbird Pond The Bronze Bow The Sherwood Ring The Perilous Gard Johnny Tremain and Rosemary Sutcliff s Roman Britain novels Ill Be Yours for Christmas (Harlequin Blaze, yearns for freedom In order to gain it she finds herself playing the dangerous role of double spy for two arch enemies each of whom supports a c Egypt mid 1400s BC Mara calls herself the daughter of Nobody and Nothing She has been a slave for as long as she can remember but her pale eyes and ability to speak Babylonian suggest that once she was free and did not come from Egypt Now in her late teens she s endured a succession of cruel and ignorant masters She Her Babys Bodyguard (Eagle Squadron yearns above all else for freedom Freedom comes with a steep price Mara is purchased by a nobleman in ueen Hatshepsut s inner circle He needs a spy to report on the ueen s brother Thutmose who might be planning a rebellion If Mara betrays her master s plans her death is assuredOn the barge that will bring her to the royal city Mara falls in with Sheftu a If Wishes Were...Daddies young nobleman close to Prince Thutmose Sheftu is part of the planned rebellion He offers Mara whom he thinks is just a runaway slave with no agenda two options spy for Prince Thutmose or face death So this devious West of Heaven young lady finds herself a double agent caught between two sides that will stake everything on keeping or gaining the throne At first it seems like a grand game Mara gets to be an interpreter for a visiting foreign princess For the first time in her life she ll have enough food not to mention nice clothes scrolls to read and an unlimited supply of eyeliner a uality of life issue for every ancient Egyptian It helps that Sheftu is unconventionally handsome with a witty enigmatic mode of flirting that Mara finds enthrallingBut the deeper Mara gets into these parallel intrigues she realizes that she s already chosen a sideshe s lost her loyalty and her heart and is now soon to die a traitor s deathContent Advisory Violence A slave is beaten in the early chapters of the story and a bloody near fatal beating occurs near the end A guard is uickly slain when he tries to alert authorities to a group of rebels lawbreaking Characters mention being impaled on stakes or thrown to the Nile s crocodiles but we don t see any such executions occur in the story Someone is forced to imbibe poison out of view of the POV characters Sex The Canaanite princess Inanni is scandalized by Egyptian fashions the women wear translucent sheath dresses and the men usually wear naught but kilts Language Nothing Substance Abuse Some background characters get drunk Politics and Religion Fleeting moments of Egyptians showing ethnic prejudice against non Egyptians Various Egyptian gods are casually mentioned We don t hear much about them and frankly none of the characters appear to believe in them strongly Except for that head scratching part where the POV shifts to Nut the night sky goddess injecting a fantastical note into an otherwise very grounded narrative Nightmare Fuel Let me put it this way if Putting Out of Your Mind you suffer from a fear of being trapped underground there is a chapter in this book that Under the Knife / Whistleblower you might find troubling Some rebels break into a tomb risking the death penalty for blasphemy if caught to retrieve an item for the prince and their torch goes outin a room far underground full of creepy tomb paintings and guardian statues Boy that chapter was tenseConclusionsThis book does not bat a thousand for historical accuracy Hatshepsut was actually Thutmose III s stepmother not his half sister as portrayed here In real life she died at age fifty of bone cancer after several Warrior Rising (The Esri years of poor health a far cry from the coup and Socratic suicide portrayed in the novel In fairness to McGraw a lot of this information wasn t available at the time that this book was published 1953 That said while the book is not flawless as a history lesson it is near perfect as a classic YA spy novel with a strong and clever heroine royal intrigue romance and an evocative historical setting Mara was hard to like at first While it was understandable that her hard life had made her bitter and closed off the flippancy with which she treated her role was bothersome as was her mean thoughts directed at Inanni and the other foreigners The Mara grew to care about Egypt the likeable she became McGraw set up this seemingly heartless character and then Mistress at a Price yanked the heart from her chest The last few chapters were nail biters because Mara finally understood what she stood to lose Well doneSheftu is just my type of hero witty charismatic always three steps ahead of his enemies good looking in an offbeat way and both principled and caring than he lets on The blogger at You Me and a Cup of Tea compared the dynamic between Sheftu and Mara to that between Han Solo and Princess Leia albeit he s the aristocrat and she s the seemingly amoral self serving scoundrelguttersnipe Although Sheftu is definitely a nerf herder I can picture him sitting down for a drink with Eugenides Howl Jareth George Cooper Han Alister and Morpheus the Netherling and they would have a blast rearranging the world and commiserating about their terrifying wives Ancient Egypt is an inherently fascinating culture While the Mesopotamians fought amongst themselves and the Greeks were still figuring out how to read Egypt kept doing what it always did live along the Nile build magnificent structures watch the stars and perseverate about Death There s a sense of timelessness stability and inexorability about their myths and their art and their artifacts that no other civilization can match You can tell that McGraw loved Egypt and her characters seem organic to the placeRecommended warmly for fans of The Witch of Blackbird Pond The Bronze Bow The Sherwood Ring The Perilous Gard Johnny Tremain and Rosemary Sutcliff s Roman Britain novels

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Mara Daughter of the Nile

Ontender for the throne of EgyptAgainst her will Mara finds herself falling in love with one of her masters the noble Sheftu and she starts to believe in his plans of restoring Thutmose III Thanks for the buddy read Jeannette D Mara Daughter of the Nile was originally published back in 1953 and I find that books that were written during that time always make me think of old movies It s the way the characters talk and interact with each other The hero doesn t just kiss the heroine He pulls her into his arms and gives her a grand sweeping kiss that should have music playing in the background Now don t get me wrong I happen to love this because I think it s breathlessly romantic It s like they put every bit of sexual tension and wrapped it up in that one kiss I can t help but think though that it s a characteristic of that time period which sort of dates it And like an old movie the book moved a little bit slower The middle dragged This is why I knocked a star I think the writing is lovely thoughI liked the characters especially Mara and Inanni and their friendshipI have to commend Eloise Jarvis McGraw for her excellent research and the descriptive way she brings ancient Egypt to life McGraw adds all these lovely details which made me think of old Egyptian art and artifacts Although I m much of a Hatshepsut fangirl than McGraw is In fact I felt a little like Mara was helping the wrong side because let s face it Hatshepsut was awesome Sheftu argues that the ueen spends too much money on buildings but what does he want to do build up the army so they can go raid the borders Whatever Sheftu Let s face it guys you re just annoyed that the Pharaoh is a woman a very successful woman But anyway I did enjoy this and highly recommend it to ancient Egypt fans

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To the throne But just when Mara is ready to offer Sheftu her help and her heart her duplicity is discovered and a battle ensues in which both Mara's life and the fate of Egypt are at stak Good Wackily historically inaccurate It s an older book so forgivable Also how did a character go from being beaten to near death twice to happily chatting with her lover 20 seconds later That s not how being beaten to death works I m uite certain


10 thoughts on “Mara Daughter of the Nile

  1. says:

    Mara Daughter of the Nile holds up amazingly well for a 60 year old YA book Set in ancient Egypt it's the story of Mara a bright feisty slave girl who unexpectedly finds herself forced to act as a spy for both sides of a conflict over the throne of Egypt Either side is likely to immediately kill her if her duplicity is discovered And then her heart starts to get involved I had very fond memories of reading Mara years ago and I w

  2. says:

    Then the stars went out for the bark of Ra in fiery splendor burst out of the East Sunshine flooded the wide desert and the long green valley of the Nile The night was over; a new day has dawned for the land of Egypt Generally I do not reread b

  3. says:

    Egypt mid 1400s BC – Mara calls herself “the daughter of Nobody and Nothing” She has been a slave for as long as she can remember but he

  4. says:

    Old review below I disagree with myself This book is a banger It holds upI am going to open up my heart to you guys I read this book when I was

  5. says:

    Thanks for the buddy read Jeannette D Mara Daughter of the Nile was originally published back in 1953 and I find that books that were written during that time always make me think of old movies It’s the way the characters talk and interact with each other The hero doesn’t just kiss the heroine He pulls her into his arms and gives her a grand sweeping kiss that should have music playing in the background Now don’t get me wrong I happ

  6. says:

    Mara—ambitious and intelligent slave—gets caught up in a scheme to dethrone the pharaoh Hatshepsut while serving as an interpreter to the pharaoh's half brother Thutmose Yet Mara finds herself drawn to one side than t

  7. says:

    I adored this book when I first read it at age 10 and still love it 20 years later I cannot recommend it highly

  8. says:

    Good Wackily historically inaccurate It's an older book so forgivable Also how did a character go from being beaten to near death twice to happily chatting with her lover 20 seconds later That's not how being beaten to death works I'm uite certain

  9. says:

    I'll not write a long review since others have already said everything there is to be said but I will say that I can't believe how beautiful this was I wish I could read it all over again Five Stars easy it was a million tim

  10. says:

    Mara intently fixed her gaze on the young man before her who asked What is the message Blue Eyed One'What are your

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