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Hand of Isis

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  • Posted September 13, 2010

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    Awful

    This book is terrible. The plot is weak. The writing is less than stellar and after the first chapter I was so bored I wanted to hurl it out of a ten story building.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 13, 2009

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    This is an intriguing look at Cleopatra¿s Egypt

    In the first century BCE the invincible Roman Empire has crossed the Mediterranean and threatens Egypt. Proud of their independence the ruling Ptolemy family will do what it takes to prevent the Roman takeover. Especially prepared is the heir to the present Pharaoh ailing Ptolemy XII, his teenage daughter Cleopatra.<BR/><BR/>Cleopatra trusts only her half sisters Iras and Charmian, who share the desire to keep their kingdom free of the outsiders. Ostensive, a handmaiden to her future queen has the true burden of being there for Cleopatra and advising her as her future Queen struggles through the Roman political maze. However, the two sisters are also the Hand of Isis Incarnate; something the Romans want superseded by their pantheon.<BR/><BR/>This is an intriguing look at Cleopatra¿s Egypt at a time of crisis from the perspective of the Ptolemy female leadership struggling to keep their kingdom independent. The story line vividly takes the audience on a tour of ancient Egypt and to a degree Rome as Jo Graham escorts us into hidden desert temples hidden and Roman palaces in which danger lurks everywhere. Told by Charmian, fans will be charmed by the efforts of the siblings to use anything and everything including sex to conquer the conquerors.<BR/><BR/>Harriet Klausner

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 11, 2011

    Great read!

    I really enjoyed this novel. I though the subject and the characters interesting and intriguing. I found myself getting really emotionally wrapped up in the story! There are great themes of strength, loyalty, acceptance, education, and trustworthiness threaded throughout the book. Even in a time when women were not very valued, these ladies reigned, and made a name for themselves. What a great lesson to learn as a woman! I learned a lot about Cleopatra and the history of the time and place, and had a good time doing it.

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  • Posted July 27, 2011

    mind numbing

    The herione is not likeable. Her stilted 2-4 word comments between endless blathering and history mind-dumps are mind numbing; skipping pages and speed reading required. Interesting events glossed over in favor of rambling minutia.

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  • Posted April 10, 2011

    Great Read!!

    Jo Graham did a wonderful job with Hand of Isis. I really enjoyed this book! The characters were memorable, the story line was great and I loved to bond between the sisters... One of my favorites!

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    Posted July 26, 2010

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    Great book

    This book was fasinating. The way it is told through they eyes of not the queen but the handmaiden was amazing. I couldnt put it down. Great book that covers that romantic side of history. You really feel like you are there in Alexandria, living with the characters.

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