Sir Henry Rider Haggard (1856-1925) was an English author of adventure novels set in exotic locales, predominantly Africa. King Solomon’s Mines, one of his best-known books, details the life of the explorer Allan Quartermain. She: A History of Adventure followed, introducing the character Ayesha. While much of Haggard’s reputation stems from those two books and their subsequent series, he also wrote nonfiction and short stories.
Legends of an Extraordinary Gentleman #5: An Allan Quatermain Omnibus: The Ancient Allan; Allan and the Ice Gods; Allan Quatermainby H. Rider Haggard
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Final Three Novels in the Epic Fantasy Saga! A strange magical potion from ancient Egypt sends Allan and his soulmate, Lady Ragnall, back in time to the glory days of the kingdom of the Nile, where they are trapped in a deadly struggle for the crown and must oppose swords and sorcery with courage, intelligence, and Allan's awesome fighting skills. Then another whiff of the same potion sweeps Allan and Lady Ragnall to the Dawn Age, when humankind still wore animal skins and warred with flint axes and where the uncanny powers of the Ice-Gods threaten the future of all humanity. Finally, the curtain comes down on the life of this extraordinary gentleman, when he penetrates the forbidden land of the Zu-Vendi, accompanied by his best friends, Good, Curtis, and the Zulu prince Umslopogaas and, to save the crown of a noble queen, they all face impossible odds in the gotterdammerung known as the Battle of the Stairs, from which two of their party will never return.
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