The recently murdered Queen Nefertiti of Egypt stands before the gods in the Underworld. To be granted eternal life, she must convince them her life has been worthy. Should she fail, she will be consigned to oblivion.
To prove her worthiness, she undertakes a review of her life – from the moment when, as a child, the gods assigned her the task of maintaining cosmic balance, to her turbulent forced marriage to Akhenaten, the one Pharaoh in Egypt’s long history who set out to tear that balance apart.
Her marriage becomes steadily more difficult as Akhenaten’s obsession to legitimize the worship of only one god throws society into chaos. Nefertiti assumes more and more of his duties, at a time when simply having a woman in charge is itself viewed as an upset of the cosmic balance. But Nefertiti’s greatest challenge arises as she fails to produce a male heir to preserve the dynasty. As Akhenaten turns in desperation towards Nefertiti’s beautiful young daughters to birth him a son, Nefertiti must balance the future of Egypt and the weight of her royal responsibilities against her love for her daughters.