Anne Rice and Christopher Rice Announce Ramses the Damned: The Passion of Cleopatra


Just before the holidays last year, Anne Rice and her son, Christopher, embarked on a joint book tour, during which they teased a #topsecretproject they’d been working on together.  Finally, word has come as to what said project is… Ramses the Damned: The Passion of Cleopatra, which is being released November 21st by Anchor Books.

It’s the long-awaited sequel to Anne’s The Mummy, or Ramses the Damned, an historical horror novel published back in 1989. At last, the closing statement of the book – The Adventures of Ramses the Damned Shall Continue – is coming to fruition!

And if you pre-order a copy now, you can take part in a special promotion to receive a signed page from the original manuscript!

Get all the details straight from the Rices themselves in the below video, including yet another tease from the dynamic duo that possibly we’ll be seeing these characters up on the small screen alongside everyone in “The Vampire Chronicles” in yet another to-be-developed TV project.

From the iconic and bestselling author of The Mummy and The Vampire Chronicles, a mesmerizing, glamorous new tale of ancient feuds and modern passions.

Ramses the Great, former pharaoh of Egypt, is reawakened by the elixir of life in Edwardian England. Now immortal with his bride-to-be, he is swept up in a fierce and deadly battle of wills and psyches against the once-great Queen Cleopatra. Ramses has reawakened Cleopatra with the same perilous elixir whose unworldly force brings the dead back to life.

But as these ancient rulers defy one another in their quest to understand the powers of the strange elixir, they are haunted by a mysterious presence even older and more powerful than they, a figure drawn forth from the mists of history who possesses spectacular magical potions and tonics eight millennia old. This is a figure who ruled over an ancient kingdom stretching from the once-fertile earth of the Sahara to the far corners of the world, a queen with a supreme knowledge of the deepest origins of the elixir of life. She may be the only one who can make known to Ramses and Cleopatra the key to their immortality—and the secrets of the miraculous, unknowable, endless expanse of the universe.



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