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Wisdom's Daughter

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Wisdom's Daughter by H. Rider Haggard is a captivating historical novel filled with adventure, romance, and intrigue. Set in ancient Egypt, the story follows the life of Har-hat, a high priest of the goddess Isis, and his daughter Meriamun, who is destined for greatness.

Haggard's masterful storytelling brings the ancient world to life, painting a vivid picture of the customs, beliefs, and politics of the time. The intricate details and descriptive language make the setting feel authentic and immersive, transporting the reader back in time to experience the wonders of ancient Egypt.

The characters in Wisdom's Daughter are well-developed and engaging, each with their own motivations and struggles. From the cunning and ambitious High Priest of Amon to the brave and determined Meriamun, the cast of characters brings depth and complexity to the story, keeping the reader invested in their fates.

The plot is filled with twists and turns, as secrets are revealed, alliances are tested, and betrayals unfold. Haggard weaves a tale of love, faith, and power that keeps the reader guessing until the very end.

Overall, Wisdom's Daughter is a captivating read that combines historical accuracy with thrilling storytelling. Fans of historical fiction and ancient Egypt will be spellbound by this tale of love and adventure.

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A strange manuscript in an unknown language is found among the effects of the late Professor Horace Holly. Its translator discovers that while in Central Asia, Holly convinced the immortal Ayesha, also known as She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed, to write her story - and this is the book they have found. Ayesha, born the daughter of a sheikh in the 4th century BCE, has no interest in the arranged marriage expected of her. She wants power and position of her own. Led by a vision to believe she is the daughter of Isis, she studies esoteric wisdom under the tutelage of the mystic Noot, but her beauty and intelligence make her a constant target in a world where women are still considered little better than possessions. To survive, she must rely on her wits in a series of daring escapes and desperate schemes, finding allies where she can. But as she climbs higher in the service of her goddess, a fateful meeting with the warrior-turned-priest Kallikrates leads her down a road even she would never have imagined. The fourth and final book in the She series. - Summary by Jennie Hughes

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