Queen of Kings Book Review and Giveaway Contest!
Jun 28, 2011
Author Maria Dahvana Headley
Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Dutton Adult (May 12, 2011)
This is the story of Cleopatra, told in a whole new light.
The basic premise being touted regarding this book is that Cleopatra becomes a vampire, keeping with today's hot reading theme. But she's not really a vampire, she's a queen who cast a spell that went wrong when she was trying to save her kingdom and she ended up making a pact with a very violent and destructive god, who just happened to give her vampiric tendencies.
Cleopatra will do anything to save Marc Antony, her children and Egypt. Octavius will do anything to have Rome conquer Egypt. But he doesn't plan on having to deal with a queen who's become the body of a very bad deity bent on destroying the world. A deity who will do anything to bring chaos and terror to the world.
When Octavius brings in 3 spell-makers/witches, all with their own agendas on top of keeping Cleopatra from ripping Octavius' throat out.... things get really interesting.
This book has it all. Ancient mythology, witches, vampires, shape shifters and a good deal of recorded history thrown into the mix.
Is Cleopatra really immortal now? Read and find out!
Interested in winning a copy of Queen of Kings?
Simply go to the Dew's FB page on July 1st (there will be a reminder posted) and leave a comment on the post re: this contest. I will put all names into a nifty tupperware bowl and pull 1 of them on July 12th. I'll notify you via FB, so make sure you "like" the Page while you're at it!