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Maria Dahvana Headley ´ 6 Free read characters ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Maria Dahvana Headley Read & Download ueen of Kings Sires revenge she yearns for her childrenand she craves human bloodIt is a journey that will take her from the tombs of the Pharaohs to the great amphitheatres of imperial Rome and on to Hell itself where it seems the fate of the world will finally be decidedBlending authentic historical fiction and the darkest of fantasy ueen of Kings is a spectacular and spellbinding feat of the imagination that fans of Neil Gaiman Diana Gabaldon George RR Martin Patricia Briggs Philippa Gregory and Ridley Scott's Gladiator won’t want to miss. In 30 BC Rome s Emperor Octavian lays seige on Egypt s famous city of Alexandria evoking rage from the beautiful ueen Cleopatra When Octavian tricks her into believing her husband Marc Antony comitted suicide the depth of her pain and wrath causes her to summon Rome s historian Nicholaus the Damascene She asks him for a spell one to summon up the Egyptian Goddess of Death and Destruction Sekhmet Upon her success Cleopatra stands before Sekhmet willing to do anything to bring Marc Antony back to the living world and then and there sells her soul Not uite understanding what she will sacrifice or loose in the bargain Cleopatra gets a rude awakening when Sekhmet turns her into an immortal Shapeshifter vampire creature a demon to be wreckoned with Marc Antony returns to his living body only to be tricked again and a second time killed Losing her lover once Cleopatra now rages war with Rome and Octavian hell bent on revenge for the loss of her country and her husband Losing control of herself Cleopatra commences to now follow the path of a ravenous killer rage penetrating her every passing minute deeply suffering from her loss of Antony her children and her homeWhen at first it appears that Cleopatra had become a bloodthirsty vampire I was excited to find a new author with an inventive twist on the love story of Marc Antony and Cleopatra as well as a clever new twist on the ever popular vampire theme But for this reader the story soon fell short of my expectations and although I managed to finish the story I was greatly disappointedMaria Dahvana Headley writes well There is no doubt in my mind that she has great potential to be a remarkable storyteller and author for the future if she continues to write I have given the book two stars One star for writing ability and style and the other star for creativity I am a reader who loves creativity in all of areas of the arts but especially within books for it is difficult to come up with a new idea that has not been tackled before by thousands upon thousands of authors in the past Headley has great depth and a grand command of the language vocabulary and has the ability to provide a literary achievement with her talented writing style The clever idea of making Cleopatra a paranormal being and with that pulling in many mythical gods and goddesses from Roman Egyptian and Greek Mythology was also very inventive Two stars well earnedHowever in my opinion the book falls short on character development plot and focus The story is told and seen through the eyes of way too many characters leaving the reader never getting close to any one of them These many characters tend to pop in and pop out at random times with no rhyme or reason and never stay long enough to offer any value In fact Cleopatra herself shows up very little through most of the novel until the grand finale I can say that I felt the same with the players pulled from Mythology Too many of them not enough individual attention to give them worth to the story or as important key players to the novel This melee becomes a big pot of stew that is stirred way too much creating a story without focus and one that tends to ramble on going nowhere to the point of often spiraling out of control The author continually brought characters in and out with no purpose neither for the current scene or as an important key to linking of the story as a whole as it unraveled Poor Marc Antony was brought back from the dead so many times only to be returned again and again to the underworld that it just made no sense Everytime I thought he was going to be kept alive he got tossed over the edge again Each time he was resurrected I rooted for him and his love for Cleopatra only to be disappointed repeatedly and left with an ending that led to pure frustrationThe story felt to me like it had no redeeming life to it Chaos pain suffering lost love violence revenge hatred and death 397 pages of it There were no happy moments to combat the sadness No love was brought to light after much darkness and loss No life renewed after many violent deaths The story needed balance some good to battle evil and angel or two to beat the devils of the underworld The final showdown that finally ends this long and drawn out war of the gods is a bloody battle I found over the top and unecessary Truthfully I found the ending predictable and unredeeming after such a long haul of despair What the author decided to do with the fate of Cleopatra and Marc Antony s two sons was the last kicker for me Was their fate truly necessary Did it add value or make this story likeable Did it make any sense or give the story purpose Not in this reader s eyes What was the point of the destiny she chose for themBecause of the two strong stars I give the author for creativity and writing ability I would be very willing to try Headley s next attempt to see if there is improvement in other areas but for me ueen of Kings just didn t happen I felt she had a great idea but was not able to follow through with it in order to make the novel make sense or to turn it into a winner The beginning was intriguing but I felt it went downhill very rapidly only to end in a very sad heap

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Maria Dahvana Headley ´ 6 Free read characters ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Maria Dahvana Headley Read & Download ueen of Kings There’s than one path to immortalityUEEN OF KINGSMaria Dahvana HeadleyA thrilling chilling reimagining of the story of the most famous woman in historyOnce there was a ueen of Egypta ueen who became through magic something elseThe year is 30 BC Octavian Caesar and his massed legions are poised to enter Alexandria A messenger informs Egypt’s ueen Cleopatra that her beloved Mark Antony has died by his own hand Desperate to save her kingdom resurrect her husband and protect all she holds dear Cleopatra turns to the gods for help. Despite the fact that it combines two of my favorite obsessions vampires and Ancient RomeEgypt circa the lifetime of Cleopatra I almost didn t read this book I was leery that it was going to be a bodice ripper in disguise nothing triggers my gag reflex like the words paranormal romance or worse yet a poorly written poorly researched historical novel with just a dash of fantasy so it could jump on the increasingly burdened Twilight bandwagon After weeks of circling it like a vulture over highway road kill what finally caused me to click the Add to Cart button on was seeing that it had Neil Gaiman s seal of approval I live by the WWNGR code What Would Neil Gaiman Read and so it was done I m pleased to say that the book exceeded my expectations and avoided all of the pitfalls I fearedIn ueen of Kings Headley has taken a uniue approach to reimagining the death of Cleopatra and I was surprised to find that this isn t exactly a vampire novel and it certainly isn t a rip off of Anne Rice s ueen of the Damned After losing the Battle of Actium Cleopatra becomes desperate to stop Octavius impending conuest of Egypt She commands her scholars to search for a solution in the form of divine intervention What they bring her is an incomplete spell that will allow the pharaoh to call upon the gods of Ancient Egypt As the forces of Octavius invade Egypt and a dying Mark Antony is brought to Cleopatra she uses the spell to call upon Sekhmet a vengeful goddess of warfare also known as the Lady of Slaughter Sekhmet angry over Egypt s worship of new deities as well as Ra s banishment of her takes over the body of Cleopatra in return for bringing Mark Antony back to life Things go awry Mark Antony still ends up dead and Cleopatra is now a servant to Sekhmet s bloodlust Now immortal and possessing the powers of a goddess Cleopatra has all of the weapons needed to wreak havoc on Rome and punish Octavius However she struggles to maintain her humanity as the goddess within her begins to crowd out the woman she wasThe first part of the novel skillfully weaves together historical detail with parts of the vampire mythos the reasons for why Cleopatra craves blood can t withstand the light of the sun is pained by exposure to silver are all cleverly tied to Egyptian mythology After that point the novel becomes increasingly fantasy based but still manages to bring events back to historical correctness As Octavius begins to fear Cleopatra s vengeance he surrounds himself with sorcerers an African tribesman with a gift for controlling serpents and the wind a Norse seer with the ability to reweave fate and a high priestess of Hecate who plans to harness the power of CleopatraSekhmet to free Hecate from her imprisonment in Hades All of these characters bring a fascinating array of possibilities to the story and through them Mark Antony s ghost is resurrected gods and goddesses are called upon and we are taken through HadesThere are flaws in the novel Another reviewer said that there s not enough violence given the elements at play here and I agree Cleopatra often talks a lot of smack about punishing her enemies in cruel and horrible ways consistent with Sekhmet but to uote Shakespeare s Antony she never truly cries Havoc And let slip the dogs of war that this foul deed shall smell above the earth with carrion men groaning for burial There is violence but it s watered down and certainly not of the kind one would expect as being the right of ancient gods and goddesses emperors and pharaohs Also it seems as though Headley doesn t want Cleopatra to come across as a villain or a monster highlighting her true love for Antony her children and her country While I respect the attempt to show Cleopatra s humanity there s little in this character to suggest the kind of ruthless intelligence she was capable of or her hubris as a goddess on earth It would have been nice to see Cleopatra given of an edge she and Sekhmet probably had in common than is shown hereIn the end the novel is a fun take on historical events that are as likely fictionalized as the novel itself The first part of a planned trilogy I m definitely looking forward to the next novel I hope I m not wrong when I say it seems as though perhaps Headley has set the novel up to move out of the ancient period and into modern times perhaps a vampiric Cleopatra causing mayhem in 2011 I m definitely game for that Cross posted at This Insignificant Cinder

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Maria Dahvana Headley ´ 6 Free read characters ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Maria Dahvana Headley Read & Download ueen of Kings Ignoring the warnings of those around her she summons Sekhmet goddess of death and destruction and strikes a mortal bargain And not even the wisest of Egypt’s scholars could have predicted what would followFor in return for Antony’s soul Sekhmet demands something in return Cleopatra herself And so Egypt’s ueen is possessed She becomes an immortal shape shifting not uite human manifestation of a deity who seeks to destroy the world Fighting to preserve something of her humanity Cleopatra pursues Octavian back to Rome she de. Complete this brief survey to determine if ueen of Kings is the book for youMark any of the following that you are into Cleopatra Marc Antony Rome Egypt Gods that fuck with human lives Blood sucking shapeshifters Ghosts arising from various underworlds Fate spinning sorcerers from Oceanus Priestesses from Thessaly who serve Hecate African sorcerers who control the wind Secret missions to steal an ancient weapon from a well guarded temple of Apollo Thunderous finalesIf you marked than a couple of the above items you should really give ueen of Kings a read


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    (PDF KINDLE) [ueen of Kings] ß Maria Dahvana Headley Maria Dahvana Headley ´ 6 Free read Despite the fact that it combines two of my favorite obsessions vampires and Ancient RomeEgypt circa the lifetime of Cleopatra I almost didn't read this book I was leery that it was going to be a bodice ripper in disguise nothing triggers my gag reflex like the words paranormal romance or worse yet a poorly writ

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    characters ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Maria Dahvana Headley Maria Dahvana Headley ´ 6 Free read Read & Download ueen of Kings Time of Death 639 PM Tuesday June 4th 2019DNF This isn’t bad I just don’t want to read it anyIn defense of the book I was just expecting something different Cleopatra turned out kind of whiny and for that matter so did Augustus which is the opposite of everything I loved about The Mere Wife Maybe I’ll revisit this in

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    (PDF KINDLE) [ueen of Kings] ß Maria Dahvana Headley characters ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Maria Dahvana Headley Maria Dahvana Headley ´ 6 Free read I really wanted to like this book; I really truly did Maybe it's me Yes that's it I'm sure it's me for I never ever saw Cleopatra as such a weak willed victim And stupid I don't see her as stupidEither Neil Gaiman has very different tastes than me or something

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    (PDF KINDLE) [ueen of Kings] ß Maria Dahvana Headley Maria Dahvana Headley ´ 6 Free read characters ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Maria Dahvana Headley to my keyboard lies the book I just finished ueen of Kings the debut novel from Maria Dahvana Headley author of The Year of Yes a memoir of the year she spent saying yes to anyone who asked her out Staring at me from the cover is a striking image of the ueen of Kings Cleopatra ruler of ancient EgyptAll of you have likely

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    characters ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Maria Dahvana Headley (PDF KINDLE) [ueen of Kings] ß Maria Dahvana Headley Maria Dahvana Headley ´ 6 Free read Maria Dahvana Headley’s book is something of a puzzle When I first read the description of a historical novel in which a shape shifting vampire Cleopatra takes her revenge on Rome and Augustus I was intrigued The novel is divided up into three parts and throughout the first portion in particular Headley does a good job

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    Read & Download ueen of Kings Maria Dahvana Headley ´ 6 Free read (PDF KINDLE) [ueen of Kings] ß Maria Dahvana Headley Very disappointing This could've been really great Didn't enjoy this considering what a huge fan of Cleopatra all things Egypt and Rome and of vampires I am Boring and a bit cheesy I had to stop reading towards the end Co

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    characters ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Maria Dahvana Headley Maria Dahvana Headley ´ 6 Free read (PDF KINDLE) [ueen of Kings] ß Maria Dahvana Headley In 30 BC Rome's Emperor Octavian lays seige on Egypt's famous city of Alexandria evoking rage from the beautiful ueen Cleopatra When Octavian tricks her into believing her husband Marc Antony comitted suicide the depth of her pain and wrath causes her to summon Rome's historian Nicholaus the Damascene She asks him for a spell one to summon u

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    Read & Download ueen of Kings (PDF KINDLE) [ueen of Kings] ß Maria Dahvana Headley Maria Dahvana Headley ´ 6 Free read ueen of Kings by Maria Dahvana Headley should have been a book that I adored It has a fantastic premise; it involves one of the strongest female characters from history; it has both Egyptian and Roman flavour some of my favourite periods of

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    Read & Download ueen of Kings (PDF KINDLE) [ueen of Kings] ß Maria Dahvana Headley Maria Dahvana Headley ´ 6 Free read You know those movies that are so bad due to silly stories bad casting and hideous special effects that they end up being unintentionally epic? This book was exactly like that I honestly have no clue how to rate it because it was thor

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  • Hardcover
  • 401
  • ueen of Kings
  • Maria Dahvana Headley
  • English
  • 06 March 2018
  • 9780525952176