Cover Art Revealed for Anne and Christopher Rice’s Ramses the Damned: The Passion of Cleopatra


At the end of February author Anne Rice and her son, Christopher, announced that they had joined forces to write Ramses the Damned: The Passion of Cleopatra, the long-awaited sequel to Anne’s The Mummy, or Ramses the Damned, an historical horror novel published back in 1989.

The new book is being released November 21st by Anchor Books, and EW got hold of the cover art along with an excerpt.  We have the former below for your perusal; hit the link to read the sneak peek.

You can pre-order Ramses the Damned: The Passion of Cleopatra now!

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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