Was it a dream? Ivy, a clever girl, woke up in her family’s house after weeks in ancient Egypt, transported there by a magical bracelet. She could still see him—Bifitu, the charismatic prince, who became one of Egypt’s greatest Pharaohs. And she was Nefertari, whom history would record as his beloved Pharaoh’s Concubine.
However, something had changed. Bifitu was now nearly forgotten, the archives noting he had died just two years into his reign. She had to return to set things right…even if it cost her life.
The manga, Pharaoh’s Concubine, followed Ivy’s journey to ancient Egypt. After waking from her fantastical dream of Bifitu, Ivy was stunned to find the magical bracelet on her wrist—and shocked when it transported her back in time. Although fearful of the unknown fate awaiting her, Ivy chose to return to save the man she loved.
Back in Egypt, Ivy struggled between her duty as a queen and her desire to change the course of history. Torn by indecision, she wavered on how much to reveal to Bifitu about his ominous future. Ivy feared that warning him of his early death may forever alter the present she knew. Yet, her heart ached at the thought of losing Bifitu again to the sands of time.
Ivy’s inner turmoil fueled the suspense of Pharaoh’s Concubine. Readers wondered if Ivy would find the courage to save Bifitu or if his cruel destiny was sealed. They followed her journey in the glittering Egyptian court, witnessing her angst over forbidden love and hopes for a future with Bifitu beyond the stars. Ultimately, the manga explored if love could triumph over the unstoppable force of fate.
Pharaoh’s Concubine was a gripping romance set amid political intrigue and Ancient Egypt’s grandeur. Although a story of fantastical time travel and star-crossed lovers, at its heart the manga asked if one life could change the course of history and if love knows no bounds, not even those of time. For Ivy, the chance to live and love again made the dire consequences worthwhile. And for readers, this poignant manga remained a reminder that love stories never truly end.