H. Rider Haggard Ñ Cleopatra EBOOK
DOC ´ READER Cleopatra Ë The story is set in the Ptolemaic era of ancient Egyptian history and revolves around the survival of a dynasty bloodline protected by the Priesthood of Isis The main character Harmachis the living descendant of this bloodline is charged by the Priesthood to overthrow the supposed impostor Cleopatra drive out the Romans and restore EPposed impostor Cleopatra drive out the Romans and restore Egypt to its golden eraAs is the case with the majority of Haggard's works the story draws heavily upon adventure and exotic concepts The story told from the point of view of the Egyptian priest Harmachis is recounte Firstly I would like to say that I'm NOT someone who's interested in History I read this book only because I had no other choice I guess this book really helped me for my general knowledge 'cause I had absolutely no idea that Julius Caeser and Cleopatra were related yup that's meAnyways coming to the serious part of this I guess that this book is kinda nice and interesting and anyone interested in History mustn't miss this book
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The story is set in the Ptolemaic era of ancient Egyptian history and revolves around the survival of a dynasty bloodline protected by the Priesthood of Isis The main character Harmachis the living descendant of this bloodline is charged by the Priesthood to overthrow the su Never before in my life have I been so obsessed with a book as I have been with this one The fact that it's based on a translation of a roll of papyrus found in Harmachis' tomb and within the mummy itself makes it even haunting The idea that the fate of Ancient Egypt in all its might is at stake to be determined by a bunch of people namely Harmachis Cleopatra and Charmion to have the power that could potentially change history itself to have the choice of ending a civilization that lived on for 3000 years is just unthinkableHow could it be so vulnerable? how could it be ?
CleopatraD in biblical language being in the form of papyrus scrolls found in a tomb Haggard's portrait of Cleopatra is uite stunning revealing her wit her treachery and her overwhelming presence All of the characters are mixtures of good and evil and evoke both sympathy and loathing probably closer to a 35Another one of Haggard's early novels; I believe this was his first big historical romance Narrated by one Harmachis Egyptian priest and secretly last of the true line of pharaohs who has been groomed from birth to cast out the foreign oppressor and restore Egypt to her rightful glory; but then there's his attractive cousin Charmion and of course Cleopatra herself and they both use their Feminine Wiles to thwart him for one reason or anotherThe prose is kind of thick going and I suspect that it's not all that historically accurate; but there are some truly memorable seuences such as when Harmachis leads Cleopatra into the hidden chambers beneath one of the pyramids to retrieve ancient treasure