Hand of Isis
Following her acclaimed debut, Jo Graham returns to the ancient world with a novel that will captivate lovers of fantasy, history and romance. Set in Ancient Egypt, Hand of Isis is the story of Charmian, a handmaiden, and her two sisters. It is a novel of lovers who transcend death, of gods who... show more
Following her acclaimed debut, Jo Graham returns to the ancient world with a novel that will captivate lovers of fantasy, history and romance. Set in Ancient Egypt, Hand of Isis is the story of Charmian, a handmaiden, and her two sisters. It is a novel of lovers who transcend death, of gods who meddle in mortal affairs, and of women who guide empires.Praise for Black Ships"Graham re-creates a vivid picture of the ancient world, a mysterious place in which gods and goddesses speak to their chosen."--- Library Journal (starred review) "A first-class, very readable novel." --- Booklist (starred review)"A refreshingly different approach to a legend we only thought we knew." --- Locus"Graham's thorough, detailed tale of ancient Greece is one that fans of that period are bound to love." --- Romantic Times "A dazzling debut novel reimagines the Aeneid and restores life to a fantasy land that actually was." --- Scifi.com"A bittersweet saga with enough action, romance, and intrigue to entertain and enthrall." --- Romance Reviews Today"Graham...has packed the novel with exquisite detail, bringing to life a time long gone." --- The St. Petersburg Times"Inspired and relentlessly entertaining...an auspicious debut." --- Realms of Fantasy
Publish date: March 23rd 2009
Pages no: 479
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Historical Fiction
Series: Numinous World (#3)
Graham retells the story of Cleopatra though the viewpoint of her handmaid Charmian. While more historical fiction, this book does get put into the fantasy character not only because of the use of gods as characters, but also, most likely, because of the hints at the past life/reincarnation. ...
I took my time reading this because it's the last one of the Ancient cycle of Numinous World that's out there. I did shed a few tears while reading the last chapters, as I knew I would. Even if I knew the ending and who doesn't know the ending of the tale of Queen Cleopatra and her fair city of Alex...
Could pass as historical fiction or fantasy as there are mystical elements. I really enjoyed this novel, staying true to the few known facts of Cleopatra's life and using a keen imagination to fill in the rest. The story is told through the viewpoint of the handmaiden, dear friend, and half-sister t...