Ramses the Damned

Ramses the Damned

The Passion of Cleopatra

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From the iconic and bestselling author of The Mummy and The Vampire Chronicles, a mesmerizing, glamorous new tale of ancient feuds and modern passions. Ramses the Great, former pharaoh of Egypt, is reawakened by the elixir of life in Edwardian England. Now immortal with his bride-to-be, he is swept up in a fierce and deadly battle of wills and psyches against the once-great Queen Cleopatra. Ramses has reawakened Cleopatra with the same perilous elixir whose unworldly force brings the dead back to life. But as these ancient rulers defy one another in their quest to understand the powers of the strange elixir, they are haunted by a mysterious presence even older and more powerful than they, a figure drawn forth from the mists of history who possesses spectacular magical potions and tonics eight millennia old. This is a figure who ruled over an ancient kingdom stretching from the once-fertile earth of the Sahara to the far corners of the world, a queen with a supreme knowledge of the deepest origins of the elixir of life. She may be the only one who can make known to Ramses and Cleopatra the key to their immortality--and the secrets of the miraculous, unknowable, endless expanse of the universe.
Publisher: New York :, Anchor Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC,, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781101970324
Branch Call Number: FIC Rice
Characteristics: 400 pages ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Rice, Christopher 1978-
Alternative Title: Passion of Cleopatra


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ArapahoeLesley Feb 08, 2018

This was a welcome continuation of The Mummy after almost 3 decades. I enjoyed the characters but some, like Elliot, seemed to be there more as a setup for a future story as I couldn't discern his purpose in this one. Bektaten's story is one I wouldn't mind reading more about.

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