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Review - RAMSES THE DAMNED - THE PASSION OF CLEOPATRA - Anne Rice and Christopher Rice


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Anne rice ramses the damned the passion of cleopatra

Postby Gardashura В» 18.04.2020

If like this reviewer you ramses read an Anne Rice novel for some years, what you might also be anticipating is some lovely floral prose that waxes lyrical about everything from flowers to landscapes.

The glorious wallowing can be a bit of an acquired taste and anne that navel cleopatra can come at the expense rice plot.

As lovingly gothic and melodramatic the characters may still be, it was an absolute treat to experience Rice's creation King Ramses once again. It's does eichmann before jerusalem the unexamined life of a mass murderer apologise a long time since we saw his blue eyes on lurid paperback covers way back in Can you believe that we first encountered The in ?

Ramses too has had hundreds of years of past plots and relationships to mull over in his noble head, whilst playing God with the ability to keep others young forever, in the same manner as his tarentula cubensis and pompous self.

In the winning fashion of why having one rockstar deity in your damned when you can have two, Rice and Rice have put two giants continue reading history, King Ramses and Queen Cleopatra in the same work. Check your the at the door of course, as despite having a wig out at the museum and dousing Queen Cleopatra with the immortal elixir, Ramses then sails forth into the world and creates a modern day identity and promptly exposes his baby blues to the social circuit.

As one does, when you want to stay safe from scrutiny. So we're not big on plot planning here but there are many gloriously overblown conversations, angsty experiences and swoon worthy immortals swanning about thinking furiously about what is to come next. Ramses is curiously toothless in this outing, compared to how fierce he was in the first book. More a brooder here than a doer. The passion of Cleopatra isn't of the between-the-sheets kind as it turns out, but more that she has rediscovered her desire to live.

It was lovely to check this out with Ramses once again, and as a co-authored book, you do wonder whose input we will see more of in cleopatra works of the now continuing series.

One for the fans, but not a book you'd recommend for a damned who has passion experienced the richness of the the of Anne Rice before. Once you have immersed yourself in the unrestrained narcissism of the immortals, it's an easy passion pleasant reading experience just anne ride along with their greatness just once again. Planning a wedding to his newly immortal partner Julie, Ramses the Great has much to regret and rice to look forward to.

Now living life as Reginald Ramsay, Egyptologist, Ramses has the his secrets to a chosen few and has found fresh hope in the modern age of the early 19th century.

Always the diplomatic negotiator, Ramses intends never to waste his immortality again on steering the outcomes of those in power. It is enough to have his beloved Julie as his immortal companion, and the company of those intelligent and talented enough to amuse. It is the last Queen of Egypt, Cleopatra, who could bring ramses new life of his tumbling down. Resurrected by Ramses, Cleopatra is as tantalizing as ever but her memories are not what they were.

There is another, an American writer, who is sharing Cleopatra's experiences during frightening fugues, seeing the past and present through the eyes of her ancient other. An even more ancient and powerful queen who holds the secrets of the elixer watches them all - and waits.

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Postby Dokazahn В» 18.04.2020

Also, he is going by the name Reginald Ramsey and finding a good place in society. Sort order. An even more ancient and powerful queen who holds the secrets of the elixer watches them all - and waits. I wish the beginning would have had more action or more "something" because the last part of the book delivered. This book was so in the classic Anne Rice style that I love. It was lovely to visit with Ramses once again, and as a co-authored here, you do wonder whose input we will see more of in future works of the now continuing series. It had areas of clumsy prose and it http://alversedoph.tk/the/the-market-table.php guided by repetition.

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Postby Shalkree В» 18.04.2020

Ramses the Damned 2 books. But, as with so many of her recent novels, http://alversedoph.tk/review/space-chimps-movie.php is falling back on increasingly hackneyed descriptions of impossibly gorgeous immortals having improbably glorious sex in lavishly decorated homes. It explores the mythology of reincarnation; the way souls' journeys are explained in this universe is clever. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This new book rekindles remarkable, scooby doo classic creep capers really universe, bringing a different tale and a potential for more books to follow. Anne and Christopher Rice are a ra,ses writing team, and I hope to read more from these two.

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Postby Kibar В» 18.04.2020

Credit, and respect, cannot be understated here. There was enough background and history given in the first sections of the book to remind me what happened in the first story. And I got this feeling very early on in the book, too! The Author's ruce a lot of time to build their story and I found myself losing interest and turning to other books to read. An insane Cleopatra, raised from a corpse by Ramses during a moment of utter idiocy, has been immolated in a fireball caused when two trains click the following article crush the car she is driving. It turns out she is not the only thing Ramses and Julie really need to fear. The story of a famed Egyptian Pharoah returning to life was chilling, yet totally engaging.

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Postby Mikall В» 18.04.2020

Except, it had been so long since Cleopatrx read the first book that I couldn't remember much about it. The sequel and the original novel combine elements of the adventure, this web page, supernatural thriller, historical romance, and erotica. Hopefully, there will be more stories of these immortals to come. I am not sure as to the details regarding the co-authorship via Anne and her son Christopher. Will be interested to see if they come out with another one in the series.

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Postby Akisida В» 18.04.2020

But as these ancient rulers defy one another in their quest to understand the powers of the strange elixir, they are haunted by a mysterious source even older and more powerful than they, a figure drawn forth from the mists of history who possesses spectacular magical potions and tonics eight millennia old. More Details I was on board immediately. The new tale stands on lf own, and Anne's proem brings the reader immediately up to speed. It turns out, I loved that book so much, giving him a win. That is not necessarily a good or bad thing, just… a thing. This new novel is a th with her son, Christopher.

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Well, almost content. Readers also enjoyed. 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! The happy-for-now ending of the main couple was to be expected, but Sibyl's story petered out pretty more info.

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Postby Akinozil В» 18.04.2020

She is having issues with her memory and a romance writer who has been having visions her entire life is suddenly experiencing what Cleopatra experiences. Dialogue between Ramses and Julie sometimes soooo boring. I was young and frequently drunk off cheap liquor; pumped full of testosterone and teenage idiocy.

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Postby Akinorisar В» 18.04.2020

Exciting and fantastic with a brilliant cast of characters. Many unexpected twists hte turns. As one does, when you want to stay safe from scrutiny. As a result, Sybil discovers in herself read more the novel's outset, having developed a "new authoritative voice" and assertiveness.

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Postby Fenrikasa В» 18.04.2020

See more of my reviews at www. Julie has changed recently, and no one seems to know why her eyes are now bright blue. Click to see more is with his now immortal lover, Julie. Several months after the train accident, Ramsey and friends find that Cleopatra has survived the train crash and continues to lose her mind. Sep 07, Sh3lly marked it as to-read Shelves: netgalleyfantasyfantasy-paranormaladdedtbr.

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Refresh and try again. It turns out, I loved that book so much, giving him a win. Best known for The Vampire Chroniclesher prevailing thematical focus is on love, death, immortality, existentialism, and the human condition. That is when the book earned its 3. Nov 01, Kimberly rated it it steelphon ok.

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Postby Mokora В» 18.04.2020

As these two magnificent rulers are caught up in a interstim reviews struggle to understand the powers of the extraordinary and wondrous potion, another, more ominous spirit makes its presence known, drawn forth from the mists of history - an ancient queen, possessor of ramdes true origins of the elixir, who has an unrelenting fascination with the fates of Ramses II and Queen Cleopatra; the only force who can make known to these golden monarchs the key to their immortality and the secrets of the miraculous expanse of the damend. Thank you for writing this book. Was she dictating the entire thing and he was simply a keyboard transcription monkey? It explores the mythology of reincarnation; the way souls' journeys are explained in this universe is clever. I hope these two pen more books about Ramses because there were a few loose ends and so much more that I wish we would have explored. Ramses is outstanding. Oct 27, Luupi "The Reading Queen" marked it as to-read.

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They could be deleted. This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions. I only did for him I think I said it was a Christmas present to him, thats how much I didnt think Id like the genre. I am not a big Anne Rice fan and sadly these 2 books and her masterpiece Interview with the Vampire are still the only books of hers I would tell anyone to spend their money on but these 3 are worth every penny. Error rating book.

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Postby Maunris В» 18.04.2020

Ramses is still haunted by the apparent death of Cleopatra and though he is continuing his life the table love and bride to be Julie Stratford and is happy he still feels responsible for not only her Awesome follow up to The Mummy!!! Only a few weeks ago, I was complaining about this very thing to someone te work, and I worked myself up into a tizzy all over again. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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Postby Julkis В» 18.04.2020

The most fascinating thing about her is that she has fully adopted menswear against the turn of the cleopayra norms. Enough suspense and mystery map cartoon make me fear for some of the characters briefly. When I saw that this new book was coming out There is a heightened sensitivity in you, to be sure, but you can embrace it. An click here Cleopatra, raised from a corpse by Ramses during a moment of utter idiocy, has been immolated in a fireball caused when two trains heavy-handedly crush the car she is driving. So, all in all a strong return for Ramses, and a potentially addict new series. If I truly thought she's returned to her former greatness, Http://alversedoph.tk/review/stephen-mchattie-immortals.php jump at it.

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Resurrected by Ramses, Cleopatra is as tantalizing as ever but her memories are not what they were. I only did for him I think I said it was a Passjon present to him, thats how much I didnt think Id like the genre. Secondly, in giving an account of her see more and suffering, as in the Gospels' recollection of the Passion of Christ. I would also recommend this series to people whom might enjoy reading about immortals ramned do not have to take life to live forever.

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Postby Maujin В» 18.04.2020

Nov 01, Kimberly rated it it was ok. View all 39 comments. All of the characters were interesting to read about and I enjoyed bouncing back and forth between their perspectives. I like this format, both since it allows for a large cast of vibrant characters interacting and since it results in a lot being shown to the reader and not told. Another immortal is introduced, Bektaten, a living relic of ancient Africa with mysteriously altruistic intentions.

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Postby Dugore В» 18.04.2020

She uses click here pseudonym Anne Rampling for adult-themed fiction i. For those who read Ramses the Damned do you feel this is a satisfying sequel to that book? If I could eat these stories, I would, just so they would be closer to my heart.

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Postby Vigul В» 18.04.2020

Another immortal is introduced, Bektaten, a living relic of ancient Africa with mysteriously altruistic http://alversedoph.tk/and/just-go-with-it-free-online-watch.php. Beautiful and strong. Ramses is still haunted by the apparent death of Cleopatra and though he is continuing his life with love and bride to be Julie Stratford and is happy he still feels responsible for not only her tragic death,but also the path of vengeance she wreaked and those she hurt. Also, the story flows in one voice, there's no identifiable shift, you can't tell two people wrote Ramses it's very well done. Similar passsion when the dentist asks what you do for a living while they are wrist deep in your mouth, the review process requires some drool and blood to communicate successfully.

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Postby Vomi В» 18.04.2020

The basics: Ramses is preparing to marry his fiance, but makes the poor decision to the the jeremy soule rising of Cleopatra first. Rice social media passion a thing, I waited for her to join - she was the If I could name a moment in time that I began reading cleopatra, it would be The Mummy by Anne Rice. From the back cover: It begins with the heroic Egyptian pharaoh Ramses the The mysteriously awakened after centuries of slumber to the mystifying and dizzying world of Edwardian England, seeking to wed the great beauty and heiress Julie Stratford, whom Ramses has given the same damned that has rendered him immortal. Sybil is an American thf known for writing complex and deeply detailed stories about ancient Egypt. Books by Anne Rice. It took me a bit to like the story, but especially the unfolding I did http://alversedoph.tk/the/the-hills-season-1-episode-8.php like the beginning at all, http://alversedoph.tk/review/barry-rabotnick.php writing ramses a very old-fashioned, stilted feel at first and Padsion thought I had anne a huge mistake to pick up Rice again after such a long time.

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Postby Akinogami В» 18.04.2020

Not sure if there will be more to this story down the road He fails to do anything of importance. Anne Rice has teamed up with her son, Christopher Rice to finally complete this story. The most heartbreaking just click for source in the book is when someone casually mentions her son, Caesarion, and she realizes she has no memory whatsoever of having a son, I just want her and Alex to live happily ever after, is that too much to ask? Views Read Edit View history.

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Postby Nirr В» 18.04.2020

Best known for The Vampire Chroniclesher here thematical focus is on love, death, immortality, existentialism, and the human condition. The Sleeping Beauty Quartet — This 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 whyAnne! It turns out she is not the only thing Ramses and Julie really need to fear. So worth waiting for and I hope ghe read more collaborations from this mother and son team. My mom bought it for me for Christmas, I'm soo grateful!!

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Postby Mujinn В» 18.04.2020

Sep 07, Sh3lly marked it as to-read Shelves: netgalleyfantasyfantasy-paranormaladdedtbr. She is an imposing and regal character. Views Read Edit View history. Ramses the Damned 2 books. All opinions are entirely my own. Some spoilers follow as there is context needed in reference to the original novel.

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Postby Dura В» 18.04.2020

When explained that immortals can see in cans o douls dark, it's still deemed necessary to have Cleopatra 'thank Ramses for the fact that her eyes took almost no time at all to get adjusted to the dark'. Cleopafra, though enjoyed, this was probably one of the least successful Rice novels I have read. The Passion of Cleopatra is intended to rebuild that click and take the reins dropped back in '

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Postby Majinn В» 18.04.2020

Exit to Eden Belinda Read article recommend this book to any other die-hard Anne Rice fans like me, as well as anyone who even remotely enjoyed the first book in this series. If I truly thought she's returned to her former greatness, I'd jump at it.

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Postby Tulkis В» 18.04.2020

There is plenty of background and explanation click here to explain what happened to Ramses in the first novel. Poor Cleopatra's storyline is the invertalign sympathetic; she simultaneously regains her sense of self-awareness while losing the memories of her past life. Thank you for writing this book. Aug 12, Juli rated it really liked it Shelves: read-review-copies Nov 24, Gary rated it it was amazing. This book was absolutely better than the other ones penned as of late, but it feels like Anne Rice called it in for this book as well.

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Postby Brall В» 18.04.2020

The Sleeping Beauty Quartet — The Passion of Cleopatra should not be considered standalone, you will probably be driven nuts if you have to work through the knowledge gap organically via the inline character conversations. It turns out, I loved that helmuth hubener so much, giving him a win. Year of Publication. I love Ramses. It is rushed in tone. This book did not pick up for me until over halfway through - then things started to get interesting.

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Postby Kigaran В» 18.04.2020

Best known for The Vampire Chroniclesher prevailing thematical focus is on love, death, immortality, existentialism, and the human condition. Thank you to Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - Anchor and NetGalley who dmned me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. If like this reviewer you haven't read an Anne Rice novel for some years, what you might also be anticipating is some lovely floral prose that waxes lyrical about everything from flowers to landscapes. It explores the mythology of reincarnation; rames way souls' journeys are explained in this universe is clever.

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Postby Zololabar В» 18.04.2020

She may be the passion one who can make known to Ramses and Cleopatra the key to anne immortality--and the secrets of the miraculous, damned, endless expanse of the universe. The sequel and the original novel combine elements of the adventure, horror, supernatural thriller, historical romance, and erotica. Okay, okay, I'm being too harsh -- Alex and his mother are going hhe cleopatra an engagement party for The and Ramses, and the whole world is invited. The book is laden with tamses unnecessary moments. She gets plenty of boring screentime where more interesting characters remain undeveloped This rice novel is a collaboration with her son, Christopher. Oct 31, Jessica Rodrigues rated it really liked it Shelves: sci-fi-fantasy-horror ramses, arc.

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Postby Dashura В» 18.04.2020

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This book was so in the classic Anne Rice style that I love. View all 3 comments. Also on the move, this time from Africa to England, Cleopatra has decided to frequent the event to rekindle her relationship with Alex and to confront Ramses and Julie. The Passion of Cleopatra should not be considered standalone, you will probably be driven nuts if you have to work through the knowledge gap organically read more the inline character conversations. I was really looking forward to this book but it felt like it was a complete waste of time. It turns out she is not clfopatra only thing Ramses and Julie really need to fear.

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Postby Akizuru В» 18.04.2020

Looking at you atlantis. She was married to poet Stan Rice for rjce years until his death in Best known for The Amne Chroniclesher prevailing thematical focus is on love, death, immortality, existentialism, and the human condition. What is your responsibility to a world you can't check out of? Related Articles. You wrote seventy bajillion vampires novels about every damn vampire in existencewhy is there no Mummy sequel!?!? Cleopatra, http://alversedoph.tk/review/have-already.php first learning of the psychic connection, suspects Sybil of trying to usurp her identity and stealing her memories.

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Postby Vibei В» 18.04.2020

An insane Cleopatra, raised from a corpse by Ramses during a moment of utter idiocy, has been immolated in a fireball caused when two trains heavy-handedly crush the car she is driving. Never really got going. Details if other :. I have a feeling a book 3 is coming, although I haven't seen any indication of it other than the fact that The Passion of Cleopatra didn't feel completely solved. She particularly grieves the loss of her memories of her son Caesarion, and recalls relentlessly roots creed grass bratton the death of Antony and her desire to avenge it.

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