Queen of Kings

Queen of Kings

[the Immortal Story of Cleopatra : A Novel]

Book - 2011
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The immortal story of Cleopatra.

Passion and seduction, witches and warriors, and history and mythology combine to bring the timeless story of Cleopatra to life like never before in this stunningly original and spellbinding debut.

The year is 30 BC. A messenger delivers word to Queen Cleopatra that her beloved husband, Antony, has died at his own hand. Desperate to save her kingdom and resurrect her husband, Cleopatra summons the most fearsome warrior goddess, Sekhmet, and against the warnings of her scholars she strikes a mortal bargain. But not even the wisest scholars could have predicted what would follow...

In exchange for Antony's soul, Cleopatra is transformed into a vampiric creature of mythical proportions, an immortal shapeshifter with superhuman strength and an insatiable hunger for human blood-a being at once ferocious and seductive. And she is bent on vengeance against those who have wronged her family and her kingdom. Clashing against witches and monsters, gods and warriors, Cleopatra journeys from the tombs of Egypt to the great amphitheaters of Rome to the ancient underworld-where she will meet her love once again, and where the battle between man and beast will determine the fate of the world.

Blending history, fantasy, romance, and the supernatural, Queen of Kings is a masterful feat of the imagination that fans of Diana Gabaldon, Patricia Briggs, Philippa Gregory, and Neil Gaiman won't want to miss.

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Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Dutton,, c2011
ISBN: 9780525952176
9780451235251
Branch Call Number: HEAD
Characteristics: 401 p

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EuSei Feb 11, 2012

I did not enjoy this book and could not finish it. I love History, but can’t stand fantasy, and maybe that is the reason I did not like it. If you like fantasy, go for it. If you like History, skip it!

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Nov 15, 2011

Awesome storytelling! As someone who's not really into history or sci-fi, I was amazed by how much I enjoyed this book! There's something for everyone. And I couldn't believe how much I learned about Rome & Egypt in the process. At one point, I had to compare facts to see how much was really true - it was shocking! Enjoy!

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Blue_Cat_742 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 25 and 12

EuSei Feb 11, 2012

EuSei thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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