Nefertiti is, of course, about the Egyptian Queen, but it's also about her younger sister, Mutnodjmet, whom her sister lovingly calls "Mutny." Nefertiti is married to Amunhotep who is the next in line to be Pharaoh. It is hoped by all that her strong personality will rein in Amunhotep's heretical desire to abandon Egypt's ancient gods and introduce a new, unknown sun god, Aten, for his people to worship. However, in order to make Amunhotep desire her and need her above his first wife, Kiya, especially since she has yet to produce a son as Kiya has, Nefertiti plays along with Amunhotep and helps him to create a new religion to Aten. Mutny disapproves and tries desperately to keep her sister and the Pharaoh from letting things get too out of control- before disaster strikes and the people of Egypt rebel.
I really loved the way Moran told the sisters stories. Mutny was actually more interesting to me than Nefertiti because Mutny was so multi-layered. Perhaps because the story was told from Mutny's perspective. However, I think I do like the perspective Moran takes in her next books where she tells the story from the perspective of the queen. Nevertheless just like the other two books this one was compelling and entertaining and I couldn't stop turning the pages.