The God's Wife
The women of ancient Egypt were the freest of any civilization on earth, until the modern era. In several dynasties of ancient Egypt the God’s Wives of Amun stood tall, priestesses of wealth and power, who represented the pinnacle of female power in the Egyptian state. Many called The God’s Wife of Amun second only to the Pharaoh in dominance.
THE GOD’S WIFE follows the adventures of a 16-year-old girl, Neferet, who is thrust into the role of The Gods Wife of Amun without proper training. Surrounded by political intrigue and ensnared by sexual stalking, Neferet navigates the temple, doing her duties, while keeping her family name pristine and not ending up like her predecessor—dead. Meanwhile, a modern-day Chicago dancer, Rebecca, is rehearsing for a role in an ancient Egyptian production and finds herself blacking out and experiencing realistic dreams about life in Egypt. It’s as if she’s coming in contact with Neferet’s world. Are the two parallel worlds on a collision course? They seem to be, for Neferet has just used an old spell to bring protection to her world, and Rebecca meets a mysterious Egyptian man who says he’ll whisk her away to Alexandria. Magic and realism mix for a powerful ending in THE GOD’S WIFE.
“A heavenly read…. THE GOD'S WIFE is a feast of romance and excitement, keeping the reader in its thrall with suspense.”
“I think the backbone of good fiction is good reportage…I’m not a fan of historical fiction, yet I find it fascinating that this (novel) going back so far works for me and it transcends history for me.”
– Rick Kogan, WGN-AM
“THE GOD'S WIFE is a brilliant first novel by new author Lynn Voedisch that goes beyond mere mystery and intrigue to delve into important questions in everyone’s lives such as faith, hope and the search for one’s true self. The book left me with many questions about my own faith and beliefs, namely in the concept of twin souls. And while I don’t think twin souls exist, I do think that the way it is presented can underline, albeit indirectly, the importance of building an awareness of the influence we have on each others’ lives. And that just might be the best reason to read this great book.”
- Fiction Studio Books, December 2015
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