Un tempo era Ramses il Grande, faraone d'Egitto, potente, temuto e sicuro che il mondo lo avrebbe ricordato... Ora è Ramses il Dannato, vivo dopo la morte e costretto a vagare nei secoli per placare una sete che non può essere placata' A riportarlo ancora una volta tra i vivi, nella Londra edoardiana ricca e decadente, è l'egittologo Lawrence Stratford che, dopo anni di ricerche, ne riesce a violare la tomba, scoprendo anche, accanto alla mummia del faraone, un misterioso busto di Cleopatra, vissuta almeno mille anni dopo. Affascinato dall'enigma, lo studioso interroga allora antichi papiri che gli narrano una vicenda straordinaria e inquietante: grazie a un elisir, Ramses ha ottenuto l'immortalità, e ha attraversato nel tempo, viaggiando, lottando, amando'
- ISBN: 887818778X
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 480
Now a novel which includes Cleopatra (VII) and Ramses II, the greatest pharaoh in history has a certain amount of intrinsic interest, especially the Egyptian queen ( with little native blood, almost all Greek) when she plays one of the evil ones. Not a beauty as portrayed in films but attractive, in Leggi tutto
I give you the book the movie The Mummy was SUPPOSED to be based off of. In the end they butchered the story so much Anne Rice wouldn’t put her name on it. Which is a shame, because this book is (if not better) sexier than the movie. A lot of reviews call it “vintage Anne Rice” and I couldn’t agree m Leggi tutto
Loved this book...couldn't put it down once I started it. I really wish she would have done a series out of this story.
La vida e historia de Ramsés el faraón mezclada con ficción, tintes oscuros y fantasía de una manera en que solo Anne puede hacerlo, muy creativa y super rápida de leer, un vistazo al antiguo Egipto con un esplendor y decadencia abrumadoras.
I read a lot of Anne Rice in my late teens. I think I was hoping for another Lestat ( https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... ) somewhere in her cannon, but alas, there is only one! “The Mummy” interested me because it reminded me of those super-cheesy B-horror movies à la Hammer, but with sex (I was Leggi tutto
Hmmmm... Ramses the Great (or Ramses the Damned) is discovered in The Valley of the Kings. He has risen from the his immortal sleep to fall in love with Julie. But when people start turning up dead Ramses raises the seductive Cleopatra from her grave. Um... Ok. So I read this in October as a good mons Leggi tutto
Before I rant, a little background: I’ve always enjoyed horror stories, in particular, vampire and mummy stories. As a young teen my favorite author was H.P. Lovecraft, and one of my most favorite horror stories was The Jewel of Seven Stars by Bram Stoker which is a “mummy” story. Starting in 1984 I Leggi tutto
OK, I'm giving it one star but I did read it all the way through. I thought this headed towards pulp, not up to the quality of her other books (and a bit more towards porn-lit). Also, I guess I can be nit picky, but Ramses claims that his cells can't die. He gives an example of using the elixir on pla Leggi tutto
I was stuck in a library waiting and had nothing to read. I picked this up thinking 'Ancient Egypt, the undead, how can it be bad?' without looking at the author. After first few pages I checked. Oh dear. I really do not like Anne Rice. It was in reading this book for a few hours stuck in a library and Leggi tutto
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