Welcome to my stop! I am so happy to be apart of this tour and share my thoughts about Tiy and the Prince of Egypt.
Tiy and the Prince of Egypt
By Debbie Dee
Published by Dolce Books
Available September 27, 2013
Genre: Upper Middle Grade Fantasy, 250 pages
Tiy is different than the other Egyptian girls--she has pale hair and more freckles than she wants to count. With her mother consumed by the need to keep up appearances, and her father too busy to care, Tiy just wants to disappear into the background. But her hope for a quiet life is shattered when she rescues Prince Amenhotep from a sandstorm and is rewarded with an invitation to attend the royal school in Egypt’s capital—-a place where girls like her will never fit in.
Amenhotep welcomes her into his close circle of friends and their friendship strengthens into a bond neither is willing to lose. But when Amenhotep becomes Pharaoh and is pressured by the priests to marry, the strength of their friendship is threatened. Will Tiy find enough courage to accept Amenhotep’s hand when he wants her to become the next Queen of Egypt, especially when her feelings run no deeper than friendship? And how can she protect him from the Nubian rebels who are determined to take control of Egypt?
Tiy and the Prince of Egypt was a beautifully written book. I was so pleasantly surprised by how accurate the story was and how Debbie used the historical aspects to her advantage as well as creating some new aspects to make the story more relatable.
To be honest, I have a strange fascination with Ancient Egypt. I always had, since I was a little girl. My favorite movie is even The Mummy.
I mean seriously...come on.
So, this book now is a part of my "Egypt Collection" and I can see myself reading it many times. So, thank you Debbie, for fueling my obsession. :)
This book had so many amazing qualities to it. The characters were unique and relatable, the setting was absolutely gorgeous, and the story itself made for a truly wonderful experience.
Tiy was so freaking awesome! She is not your average girl. She does not look Egyptian with her blonde hair and freckles and doesn't fit in at all. But this does not stop her from living her life to the absolute fullest. She, of course, has some insecurities. I mean really, who doesn't, but she doesn't let them bring her down. They make her stronger and that's what made her such a bad ass character. She wanted to prove to everyone that she was capable of doing things that she hadn't done before. And she grew more and more capable with each sentence that I read. She was truly a remarkable person.
Amenhotep was just as great as Tiy. Unfortunately he had to grow up way too fast and rule a land that was on the brink of war. He was strong and adventurous and so loyal to Tiy.
The story itself was magnificent. It was filled with action and adventure, friendship and love. It was the whole package.
If you are a fan of historical fiction or love a great coming of age story set in a beautiful land then Tiy and the Prince of Egypt is definitely the book for you.
Also, click here to see some of the statues from this time period and see Amenhotep and Tiy as well.
Debbie Dee recently moved to southern Idaho with her husband and three children where she is learning how to be a country girl in her favorite pair of blue heels. She adores fairy tales and happy endings, but secretly crushes on the bad guy now and then.
As a dedicated musician who practices way too much, she never expected writing would sweep her off her feet until she jotted down a scene from a daydream, which turned into two scenes, which turned into a messy house and her first novel. Since then she hasn’t been able to let a day go by without writing.
In addition to writing, she plays the piano, harp, violin, and gets in frequent fights with her cello. She loves to read and play board games - when she is winning.
I received an ecopy of this book for the tour in exchange for an honest review.