Hatshepsut's Collar

Hatshepsut's Collar

by A. W. Exley

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Hatshepsut's Collar by A. W. Exley

An ancient Egyptian artifact is driving Queen Victoria insane, and that's not top of Cara Devon's growing list of problems.

Viscount Nathaniel Lyons is a man of numerous secrets, but there is one in particular that threatens his fledgling relationship with Cara. Stunned by Nate's revelation, and before she can absorb the ramifications of his actions, he is arrested, charged with treason and imprisoned in the grim Tower of London. He stole something the mad queen wants, and only has days to deliver, before his date with the executioner.

Although sorely tempted, Cara can't let him die on Tower Green, not when their connection means she would share his fate.

Only together can Cara and Nate figure out how to wrestle Hatshepsut's Collar from around the queen's neck, before she plunges Britain into a world war. The search for answers sends Cara to the opulent Winter Palace of St Petersburg and the frozen depths of Siberia, with every step shadowed by an enemy with his own dark plans.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781517181185
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/01/2015
Pages: 292
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.66(d)

About the Author

Books and writing have always been an enormous part of Anita's life. She survived school by hiding out in the library, with several thousand fictional characters for company. At university, she overcame the boredom of studying accountancy by squeezing in Egyptology papers and learning to read hieroglyphics.

Today, Anita writes twisted historical novels with heart. She lives in rural New Zealand surrounded by a weird and wonderful menagerie consisting of horses, cats, a mad boxer and chickens who think they are mini Velociraptors.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These books are so good, fantasy rolled in history. I just can't put them down. The author makes the characters come alive. Cara is tough and funny. I just can't say enough about this series
Anonymous 5 months ago
Hooked from the beginning. Sexy, smart, adventurous. You never want the story to end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good
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hpgirl2008 More than 1 year ago
I was lucky enough to be able to read the first 2 books in the series in a row and I loved both these books! I am a HUGE fan of anything Victorian, and the way the author used a mixture of history and fiction to tell the story. Cara is an amazing character - she is extremely deep and realistic as a heroine. These books also appealed to me because I love Egyptian myths and they fit the bill perfectly :) The author does a fantastic job of depicting the scenery and you feel like you are really in the middle of the story, which is what a good book should do :) Nate is a fabulous character as well - I LOVE his relationship with Cara and how you can just feel his love and devotion to her not only through his words and actions but through the authors eyes.
RowingRabbit More than 1 year ago
If this is your first look at this series, do yourself a favour & get "Nefertiti's Heart" before starting this book. It has the background that will make this a richer read (and FYI: some of the comments in this review may constitute spoilers for book #1). Cara and Nate are back and after the finale of the last book, bound in ways they are just beginning to understand. Their hearts now beat in synch. They can sense each other when apart and share emotions. The downside is they also share physical pain. Cara is revelling in her position at Lyon's Airship Co. as Nate's #2. She has him and her freedom and couldn't care less about the whispers among the ton. Then conscription notices start arriving for all the young men. It seems Queen Victoria is amassing an army but why? Speaking of freedom, Nate drops a bombshell one morning. In the last book, he revealed how he knew of her before they met three months ago. But he left out one whopper of a detail. Cara is furious and ready to pack her bags. However, there's a more pressing concern. Soldiers burst into their home that day, arresting Nate for treason. Before they know it, he's on his way to the tower courtesy of the Victoria. And the hits just keep on coming. Cara gets an audience with the Queen to plead Nate's case and can't help noticing the large necklace she's wearing. From her research on artifacts, she recognizes Hatshepsut's Collar, an ancient relic reputed to take over the mind of the wearer, making them mad with power. I don't want to spoil any of the surprises in store and this book is jam packed. Before it's all over, Cara and Nate will travel from London to St. Petersburg, Siberia and back again. Loki, Miguel and Jackson are there to provide help and muscle as they try to foil a coup and keep Nate alive. And Nan and Nessy make an appearance, just as randy as ever. It's also a journey of discovery. We learn additional info about Cara's past, Nate's other job and personal details about Jackson with the hint of more to come. And Loki is permanently cured of his hots for Cara after one particularly disturbing scene on his airship. There are several side stories related to the main plot and plenty of wry humour mixed in with the fast paced drama. As for our fearless couple, they may have some serious issues to deal with but the physical side of the relationship is just fine, thank you very much. Might want to keep a fan on standby. It's a rollicking, entertaining ride, full of action, cool mechanical gizmos and romance. At the end, Cara and Nate are offered a new job that promises more adventure and mystery to come in the next instalment. Can't wait.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These books are so exciting and intriguing.loved it can't wait to read the next one