The Forgotten: Heir of the Heretic

December 10, 2016
Votes: 5
Audience Adult
Word Count 120-140k (pretty long)
Pitch Perfect Finalist

Author’s Summary

It is a time of new beginnings! Pharaoh Akhenaten has declared that there is only one god to be worshipped throughout Egypt. He has also made a promise to his oldest daughter, Merytaten, that one day she will be his heir and the future pharaoh. However, as pressures build up against the new religion, it falls upon Akhenaten’s wife, Nefertiti, and Merytaten to help prevent an insurrection.

Merytaten soon finds herself trapped in a world of broken dreams and empty promises. When she loses the meaning to her life, how can she possibly help the citizens? What can she do to assist the people who are falling into poverty? How can she save those she loves when Death’s shadow looms large across the city?

Discover the struggles and triumphs of one young woman’s lifetime…

“Heir of the Heretic” is book 2 of ‘The Forgotten’ series by J. Lynn Else. Learn more at And be sure to check out book 1 of ‘The Forgotten’ series, “Aten’s Last Queen.”

Short Description

Set during the turbulent ‘Amarna’ period and told through Princess Merytaten’s voice, “Heir of the Heretic” tells the story of Akhenaten and Nefertiti’s revolutionary monotheistic reign and its consequences. As public unrest builds, Merytaten works to prevent her father’s disastrous rule from destroying her country and those she holds dear.


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