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Queen of Kings - Maria Dahvana Headley
Queen of Kings
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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... show more
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. Read Maria Dahvana Headley's blogs and other content on the Penguin Community. Watch a Video
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780525952176 (0525952179)
ASIN: 525952179
Publisher: Dutton Books
Pages no: 401
Edition language: English
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suzemo
suzemo rated it
3.0 Queen of Kings
I love me some alt-history. I love me some Egyptian-Greco-Roman alt-history especially, so when I kept getting this listed as a recommendation, I took it.A good chunk of this book was three star for me. It seemed a wee bit on the cheesy side (Cleopatra does a blood oath with Sekhmet and becomes ...
davidofterra
davidofterra rated it
2.5 stars. This book was light on historical details and heavy on the standard fantasy novel themes. I didn't have high expectations and this book met them. The historical references were interesting, though.
Malin
Malin rated it
What if Cleopatra didn't die after Mark Anthony was defeated? What if she made a deal with a powerful goddess instead, and became an immortal, blood-sucking creature (who can shape shift into a giant serpent or a lion at will) determined on wreaking her vengeance on Emperor Augustus and the Roman Em...
Nicoleabouttown
Nicoleabouttown rated it
Review to come! So amazing!
helenhid
helenhid rated it
I bought the kindle version but with this cover. I bought this 2 weeks ago after seeing the paperback in Waterstones. Yesterday, I noticed it is now £4 cheaper on Amazon kindle. This so annoys me!Loved this and whizzed through. Discovered at the back page that it is a trilogy!
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