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.
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Anne Rice delivers.....again!
I always look forward to her books and none have disappointed me so far. This one certainly did not. She weaves a world of dreams and fantasies like no other can.
Ramses the Damned
Waiting for the sequel!
Finally a Sequel!
3.5 stars. The Passion of Cleopatra continues the story of Ramses that Anne Rice wrote years ago. So glad there is finally a sequel! You can read this as a standalone, but the story makes more sense if you read the first book. There are adult themes so definitely 18+.
The book blurb adequately describes the storyline so I'm not going to repeat all of that info here. Overall, this book is about Cleopatra and what happened after Ramses resurrected her. As usual not everything is as it seems. While the storyline is somewhat predictable, there are enough twists and turns to keep you reading all the way to the end.