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The gilded adventures of Ramses the Damned, iconic creation of the legendary bestselling author, continue in this breathtakingly suspenseful tale of a titanic supernatural power unleashed on the eve of war.
A pharaoh made immortal by a mysterious and powerful elixir, Ramses the Great became counselor and lover to some of Egypt's greatest and most powerful rulers before he was awakened from centuries of slumber to the mystifying and dazzling world of Edwardian England. Having vanquished foes both human and supernatural, he's found love with the beautiful heiress Julie Stratford, daughter of Lawrence Stratford, the slain archeologist who discovered his tomb. Now, with the outbreak of a world war looming, Ramses and those immortals brought forth from the mists of history by his resurrection will face their greatest test yet.
Russian assassins bearing weapons of immense power have assembled under one command: all those who loved Lawrence Stratford must die. From the glowing jewels at their necks comes an incredible supernatural force: the power to bring statues to life. As Ramses and his allies, including the immortal queens Cleopatra and Bektaten, gather together to battle these threats, Ramses reveals that the great weapon may have roots in an ancient Egyptian ritual designed to render pharaohs humble before Osiris, the god of the underworld. The resulting journey will take them across storm-tossed seas and into the forests of northern Russia, where they will confront a terrifying collision of tortured political ambitions and religious fervor held in thrall to a Godlike power. But the true answers they seek will lie beyond the border between life and death, within realms that defy the imagination of even an immortal such as Ramses the Great.
In Ramses the Damned: The Reign of Osiris, Anne Rice, revered and beloved storyteller ("queen of gothic lit, the maestro of the monstrous and the diva of the devious" --The Philadelphia Inquirer), in collaboration with her son, acclaimed bestselling novelist Christopher Rice ("a magician; a master" --Peter Straub), bring us another thrilling, seductive tale of high adventure, romance, history, and suspense.
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The Rices, mother and son, pick up the thread of their last collaboration, Ramses the Damned: The Passion of Cleopatra, with this rousing blend of adventure, romance, and the supernatural featuring pharaoh Ramses II, resurrected as an immortal in Edwardian England. It's 1914, and with Europe careening toward war, Ramses's queen, Bektaten, has ordered him (in the guise of the dashing Egyptologist Reginald Ramsey) and his lover, Julie Stratford, to America to prevent the immortals from intervening in the impending conflict. Their plans are curtailed when they discover a plot to kill them and others who have consumed their elixir of immortality by assassins unaware of their invincibility. Clues lead back to disgruntled Russian nationalist Nikolai Vasilev, a former acquaintance of Julia's archaeologist father who has stumbled upon an ancient weapon so formidable that even Ramses and his fellow immortals might be unable to prevent its use in combat. Though the Rices endow their characters with outsize superhero powers, they also give them an appealing introspective side that humanizes them throughout their challenging adventures. The authors have found a winning formula that ensures more entertaining installments to come. Agent: Lynn Nesbit, Janklow & Nesbit Assoc.