The Mummy (Ramses the Damned #1) by Anne RiceRamses the Great has reawakened in opulent Edwardian London. Having drunk the elixir of life, he is now Ramses the Damned, doomed forever to wander the earth, desperate to quell hungers that can never be satisfied. He becomes the close companion of a voluptuous heiress, Julie Stratford, but his cursed past again propels him toward disaster. He is tormented by searing memories of his last reawakening, at the behest of Cleopatra, his beloved queen of Egypt. And his intense longing for her, undiminished over the centuries, will force him to commit an act that will place everyone around him in the gravest danger.
Ramses The Damned
Ramses the Damned Series
Nearly 30 years ago, Anne Rice promised the world that the adventures of her immortal pharaoh, Ramses, would continue. With the release of Ramses the Damned: The Passion of Cleopatra , she has finally kept this promise with the help of her son, Christopher Rice. Far away in North Africa, a mysterious woman awakes, startling her nurses and doctors. Cleopatra survived, but she is losing her memory. Her only hope of recovery it is to coerce Ramses into giving her more of the elixir that made her immortal. In the background, greater forces are at work as an ancient queen and her advisor-turned-adversary take notice of the new immortals and pull them into an age-old struggle over just who should have control over the miraculous elixir. Like any good book about immortality, Ramses the Damned leaves us with unanswerable questions.
Reginald Ramsey in London. How can I bear this burden any longer? How can I endure the loneliness anymore? Yet I can not die. Her poisons can not harm me. They keep my elixir safe so that I may dream of still other Queens, both fair and wise, to share the centuries with me. She had not been a queen for centuries, but her two loyal servants still referred to her as such.