For those who like to read historical fiction, The Sekhmet Bed is a wonderful book. It's based in Egypt and acts as the precursor book for the one of Queen Hatshepsut's rule as Pharaoh. It tells the story of her mother Ahmose and her struggle in appointing Hatet as heir to the throne. There are graphic descriptions of childbirth and blood in the book, so be warned.

Currently the book is free on Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/The-Sekhmet-Be…