Amarna Book I: Book of Ida, a historical novella by Grea Alexander takes place in Thebes, Upper Egypt in 1324 BC. The Pharaoh died mysteriously and was left without a male heir.
Queen Ankhesenamen's only hope is to make an alliance with the Hittites. She can only trust a slave girl, Ida. Her father had entrusted scrolls delineating their history to her.
I gave it four stars only because it needs editing for typos and homonymns. That does not reflect on the quality of the writing The story is intriguing. I look forward to Book 2.
"The loneliness, the sadness in him was like a physical force. It reached out to her, encircled her, buried itself within her. She wanted nothing more at that moment than to take the terrible unhappiness away from him."
I received a complimentary copy from the author. That did not change my opinion for this review.
Link to purchase: https://www.amazon.com/Amarna-Book-I-Ida-ebook/dp/B008XI94IK