Queen of Kings: A Novel of Cleopatra, the Vampire

Queen of Kings: A Novel of Cleopatra, the Vampire

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by Maria Dahvana Headley
     
 

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In this stunningly original debut, go beyond the legend of Queen Cleopatra and discover a passion steeped in the bloodlust of vampires…

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, Cleopatra strikes a mortal bargain in exchange for

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In this stunningly original debut, go beyond the legend of Queen Cleopatra and discover a passion steeped in the bloodlust of vampires…

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, Cleopatra strikes a mortal bargain in exchange for Antony’s soul, transforming her into an immortal—a vampire with superhuman strength and an insatiable hunger for blood.

Leaving a trail of fiery retribution, Cleopatra journeys from the tombs of Egypt to the ancient underworld in order to meet her husband again. But to resurrect him, Cleopatra will need to challenge mythical beings with power beyond comprehension—risking the fate of both this world and the next for a love that will not die…  

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What does Cleopatra do when her beloved Antony kills himself? She strikes a bargain with the warrior goddess Sekhmet and becomes a vampire…I mean, a shapeshifting immortal with a thirst for blood. What follows is a series of fierce battles in the realm of the supernatural and possibly a meditation on the power of love. However this sounds, Headley has interesting credentials; she's a playwright, founder of the Memoirists Collective, and author of the offbeat The Year of Yes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451235251
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/01/2012
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
1,211,217
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Maria Dahvana Headley is a MacDowell Colony Fellow whose writing has appeared in The New York Times, Elle, The Washington Post, and other publications. She is the author of the memoir The Year of Yes (2007), which has been translated into nine languages and was optioned for a film by Paramount. She lives in Seattle.

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Queen of Kings: A Novel of Cleopatra, the Vampire 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
victor moise More than 1 year ago
Loved the premiss of this book however reeading got a lil tedious at times overall i give it a B
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I found it enjoyable and entertaing