By Cynthia Ayala
“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.” —Goodreads
To be published November 21, 2017, by Anchor The Passion of Cleopatra
is the joined effort of mother and son Anne & Christopher Rice to bring to life the long-awaited sequel to Anne’s 1985 novel, The Mummy.
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By Cynthia Ayala
Hey there readers! So, I survived Hurricane Irma unscathed. In fact, I was one of the lucky one in South FL that didn’t lose power. I did lose internet though, got it back on Monday making me able to post the book reviews that I had so much time to catch up on. As well as all the reading! Woo reading. And on that note, here is my latest weekly reading list. If you’ve read it let me know what you think about it. If you haven’t and are on the fence, stay tuned for book reviews that will quickly follow.
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By Cynthia Ayala
Hey there avid readers. I’m writing this post in advance in case I lose power here in sunny FL. Hurricane Irma in case you’re wondering. But even a little power outage won’t stop me from reading. So, just in advance, here’s my weekly reading list. Let’s see if I can catch up on my reading list.
Happy reading and safe travels to all.
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By Eric Diaz Stand back, all you other bloodsuckers, the Vampire Lestat is back. Before Twilight, before True Blood, before The Vampire Diaries or Underworld or even Buffy the Vampire Slayer, author Anne Rice changed the way we think about vampires with her legendary series of novels collectively known as The Vampire Chronicles, starting in 1976 with the publication of Interview with the Vampire all … Continue reading Anne Rice Announces Return To The Vampire World In PRINCE LESTAT « Nerdist
Brilliant book! I was captivated from the first page. This novel is the first of three novels set in an alternative early-15th century in a Venice where Marco Polo’s family have been hereditary dukes for five generations and the Mongol emperor, Tamberlaine, has conquered China, making him the most powerful ruler in the world. The book features Tycho, fallen angel and assassin, who stronger and … Continue reading The Fallen Blade (Act 1 of the Assassini Trilogy)