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review The Passion of Cleopatra Õ eBook or Kindle ePUB ¼ From the iconic and bestselling author of The Mummy and The Vampire Chronicles a mesmerizing glamorous new tale of ancient feuds and modern passionsRamses the Great former pharaoh of Egypt is reawakened by the elixir of life in Edwardian England Now immortal with his briLennia 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 ueen 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 univer. See my full review and much on my blog KissinBlueKaren THE PASSION OF CLEOPATRA picks up a few months after THE MUMMY I have to admit I didn’t re read THE MUMMY before reading this book and I feel like maybe that was a mistake Perhaps a re read of both books would give me a better perspective Honestly I don’t think it matters because the authors have done a great job of explaining without great detail how we got to this point in the story I would recommend reading the first book at some point before picking this book up thoughRamses is with his now immortal lover Julie They are to be married and their happiness in love is where the story starts The have a little turmoil dealing with Julie’s ex fiancé but he actually turns out to be their one of their biggest supporters and even throws an engagment party for them It actually ends up being a good thing for everyone The only real problem is that Ramses has made this terrible mistake with trying to revive Cleopatra in her mummified state Now they all have a reason to fear her wrath It turns out she is not the only thing Ramses and Julie really need to fearThis story introduces us to a happier Ramses He is still ‘Ramses the Damned’ but now he is not alone Also he is going by the name Reginald Ramsey and finding a good place in society I loved to see Ramses finally content and actually living in the world and not just witnessing time passing Well almost content Ramses is haunted by what he did to Cleopatra even though he does not love her any Cleopatra doesn’t really show up until later in the story but she is constantly on their minds Then along with Cleopatra we are introduced to something much older than Ramses and someone not immortal who plays a vital role in this storyCleopatra struggles with her new role in this time and the gaps in her memory Is life worth living if we can’t remember our past That is the uestion Cleopatra brings to this story She wants everything back but she can’t even remember what she is missingI don’t want to spoil anything so I will just leave it at thatAnne Rice has teamed up with her son Christopher Rice to finally complete this story I can’t even say that it is truly complete because like all Anne Rice books there could be I didn’t even know that Christopher Rice was a writer If his books are all like this you can bet I will be reading whatever he pens This book was so in the classic Anne Rice style that I loveThe time period that this story takes place is not modern so it read like historical fiction The story ends as the great WW is starting and although I felt like I was experiencing it for myself I worried about what would happen to all these lovely characters during war time This isn’t something I ever remember reading about in an Anne Rice book so it really took me by surpriseI would highly recommend this to fans of THE MUMMY I would also recommend this series to people whom might enjoy reading about immortals that do not have to take life to live forever I hope these two pen books about Ramses because there were a few loose ends and so much that I wish we would have explored I would love to read of Ramses adventures

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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 uest to understand the powers of the strange elixir they are haunted by a mysterious presence even older and powerful than they a figure drawn forth from the mists of history who possesses spectacular magical potions and tonics eight mil. Woah I can't believe I got approved for this I've been enjoying her reboot of the vampire chronicles pretty well so looking forward to a part two from another old book of hers Thank you Netgalley and publisher for providing a digital copy to read and review

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The Passion of CleopatraFrom the iconic and bestselling author of The Mummy and The Vampire Chronicles a mesmerizing glamorous new tale of ancient feuds and modern passionsRamses 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 ueen Cleopatra Ramses has. When I was about fourteen or so I discovered Anne Rice While most Riceophiles started their journeys with Interview with the Vampire I happened upon the only Rice book  in the school library which just so happened to be The Mummy or Ramses the Damned I absolute loved it and couldn't wait for the next installmentWhich never ever arrivedThis was the bane of my young life then the prickly annoyance of my twenties and eventually settled into a mild disgruntlement and occasional fits of but why Anne You wrote seventy bajillion vampires novels about every damn vampire in existence why is there no Mummy seuel Only a few weeks ago I was complaining about this very thing to someone at work and I worked myself up into a tizzy all over again So you can imagine my pleasant surprise and my subseuent muttering about synchronicity and brain worms and tinfoil hats when only a day or two later an actual seuel written by Rice in partnership with her son Christopher became available for review and I got hold of a copyObviously I had to review it immediately IMMEDIATELYExcept it had been so long since I'd read the first book that I couldn't remember much about it So I tracked down a copy and did a swift reread For scientific accuracy My findings can be summarized thusly There are so many interesting and well written Anne Rice books This is a bodice ripper Hmmm The female protagonist is drip who cries all the time Oh well it's fun anyway I was interested to see where the Rices would go with the story considering both are known for lushly gothic writing and the first book is rather British and reserved in tone I'm happy to report that this is high uality Rice Julie while still a little underwritten is at least a little interesting and independent and isn't weeping all the time Less focus is spent on Ramses Ramsey in Cavour of the much tantalizing if a bit mad Cleopatra and the mysterious immortal ueen BektatenThe action set on the cusp of what would become known as The Great War sweeps from Cairo to London to Monte Carlo and the United States and it really is a rather ripping yarn It's definitely an Anne Rice story with the exuisite descriptions of outfits and meals and the current emotional state of everyone in the room but it has the feel of an old school matinee movie from the 1930s or so Friends strangers lovers and enemies alike find themselves drawn together by forces beyond their control leading to an inevitable confrontation at the engagement party for Ramsey and his beloved Julie It's a mark of how engaging the writing is that I was truly invested in the outcome The Passion of Cleopatra is pretty unputdownableSo all in all a strong return for Ramses and a potentially addict new series Hold thumbs that book 3 arrives before my 60th birthdayProvided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest reviewRead reviews like this at my blog