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Ramses the Damned: The Reign of Osiris By Anne Rice


Book/Novel Author: Anne Rice

Book/Novel Title: Ramses the Damned



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The gilded adventures of Ramses the Damned, iconic creation of the legendary bestselling author, continue in this breathtakingly suspenseful tale of a titanic supernatural power unleashed on the eve of war.A pharaoh made immortal by a mysterious and powerful elixir, Ramses the Great became counselor and lover to some of Egypt’s greatest and most powerful rulers before he was awakened from centuries of slumber to the mystifying and dazzling world of Edwardian England. Having vanquished foes both human and supernatural, he’s found love with the beautiful heiress Julie Stratford, daughter of Lawrence Stratford, the slain archeologist who discovered his tomb. Now, with the outbreak of a world war looming, Ramses and those immortals brought forth from the mists of history by his resurrection will face their greatest test yet. Russian assassins bearing weapons of immense power have assembled under one command: all those who loved Lawrence Stratford must die. From the glowing jewels at their necks comes an incredible supernatural force: the power to bring statues to life. As Ramses and his allies, including the immortal queens Cleopatra and Bektaten, gather together to battle these threats, Ramses reveals that the great weapon may have roots in an ancient Egyptian ritual designed to render pharaohs humble before Osiris, the god of the underworld. The resulting journey will take them across storm-tossed seas and into the forests of northern Russia, where they will confront a terrifying collision of tortured political ambitions and religious fervor held in thrall to a Godlike power. But the true answers they seek will lie beyond the border between life and death, within realms that defy the imagination of even an immortal such as Ramses the Great. In Ramses the Damned: The Reign of Osiris, Anne Rice, revered and beloved storyteller (“queen of gothic lit, the maestro of the monstrous and the diva of the devious” –The Philadelphia Inquirer), in collaboration with her son, acclaimed bestselling novelist Christopher Rice (“a magician; a master” –Peter Straub), bring us another thrilling, seductive tale of high adventure, romance, history, and suspense. AN ANCHOR ORIGINAL

There is nothing better than a book by Anne Rice, except a book by Anne and Christopher Rice. As always you are transported into.the book as you read it. When you’re done, you yearn for more.Rest in Peace, Lady Anne
I wanted to like this, the last book written by Anne Rice. Sadly, it dragged so badly I had to truly force myself to finish it. The ending was contrived and disappointing. Just a general poor showing. Anne Rice, RIP.
This book entertained and annoyed me. I’m a long-time fan of Anne Rice, specifically her supernaturally-themed stories. Before this, the only other novel I’ve read by her son, Christopher, is Ramses the Damned: The Passion of Cleopatra. The story is fun, slightly historical, and existential as always, all of which I loved. However, there is something about the writing that bothered me: much of it is written in passive voice. It’s rather disjointing. What I always loved about Anne Rice’s writing style is that it feels like listening to an elder tell you a mystery, leaning back in rockers on the porch. They’re told in the past tense to convey a sense of nostalgia or romance. But there is a big difference between writing active voice in past tense and writing passive voice. “X had” and “had been” are some of the most used phrases in this novel. If I was a newer reader, I might not have noticed or cared so much. But I’m a long-time student of literature, so passive voice sounds more appropriate when talking about math or science. It skews the story’s tone at times, especially at moments framed around a single character’s inner thoughts. I felt at times I could easily tell which author (Anne or Christopher) wrote which parts, and after reading 28 of Mrs. Rice’s novels, I believe the rougher bits were written by Christopher. Now, if you are a fan of The Mummy or the first sequel she wrote with Christopher, you may certainly love this book. There are several poignant moments, often centered around death and the abyss (Osiris, duh) for all your theosophical desires. But someone should have cut down on the use of passive voice, whether editor, author, or whoever. Overall, I did enjoy the tale, but I think it needed a bit of rewriting. I will continue with any future sequels, and I will be checking out Christopher’s later works in the hopes that his style improves.
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