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He isn t a genial writer, but I enjoy Haggard s writing as entertaining and passionate about Pagan cultures and religions This narration of Cleopatra s story with a magical and spiritual twist is a good example.Like Ayesha, Rider s best known female character, Prince Harmachis is a servant of Goddess Isis who falls out of Her grace for love, and when his beloved, Cleopatra, betrays him, his vengeance on her and Mark Antony will be terrible. 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 me.Anyways, coming to theserious part of this, I guess that this book is kinda nice and interesting, and anyone interested in History mustn t miss this book @PDF Ý Cleopatra Ä 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 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 recounted in biblical language, being in the form of papyrus scrolls found in a tomb Haggard s portrait of Cleopatra is quite 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 This was a bit slow in the beginning and some other spots, but overall a very good book Look forward to reading some of H Rider Haggard s other novels. This book is supposedly the contents of three scrolls discovered during an archeological dig, written by Harmachis, who was a descendent of the last Egyptian pharaoh The first scroll tells of his religious upbringing and training and of the plot to throw out the Macedonians i.e Cleopatra and assume the rule of Egypt The second one is about how Harmachis insinuated himself into Cleopatra s entourage, how he fell in love with her and how she betrayed him in order to gain access to a treasure This book is supposedly the contents of three scrolls discovered during an archeological dig, written by Harmachis, who was a descendent of the last Egyptian pharaoh The first scroll tells of his religious upbringing and training and of the plot to throw out the Macedonians i.e Cleopatra and assume the rule of Egypt The second one is about how Harmachis insinuated himself into Cleopatra s entourage, how he fell in love with her and how she betrayed him in order to gain access to a treasure The final scroll describes how he escaped, led a life under an assumed identity, oncegot close to Cleopatra and finally killed her The language is very old timey, lots of thou s and hast s, but it does seem to fit with the period it portrays The events match up with history, but the interpretations are skewed to fit the story being told Overall it was interesting, but a bit too melodramatic It was great It was like dope It was history of ancient Egypt Tale of Cleopatra, the mother of beauty Hermasis the last blood of Pharaoh Charmian, loyal lover and cousin of Hermasis, the mystic woman Egyptian faithful maid of Cleopatra who always wish her Cleopatra s death and hurl her imprecations at Cleopatra This is the tragic story blend of romance, vengeance, pride and aristocracy, temptation, intelligence, dexterity, violence, betrayal and stab in the back Chronicle of love and lo It was great It was like dope It was history of ancient Egypt Tale of Cleopatra, the mother of beauty Hermasis the last blood of Pharaoh Charmian, loyal lover and cousin of Hermasis, the mystic woman Egyptian faithful maid of Cleopatra who always wish her Cleopatra s death and hurl her imprecations at Cleopatra This is the tragic story blend of romance, vengeance, pride and aristocracy, temptation, intelligence, dexterity, violence, betrayal and stab in the back Chronicle of love and loyalty No one knows how and where fate will drive you This story will touch your heart and unlock your imagination while digging into the ultimate conflicts between good and evil, man and God, glory and sin, triumph and destruction probably closer to a 3.5.Another 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 another.The prose is kind probably closer to a 3.5.Another 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 another.The prose is kind of thick going, and I suspect that it s not all that historically accurate but there are some truly memorable sequences, such as when Harmachis leads Cleopatra into the hidden chambers beneath one of the pyramids to retrieve ancient treasure This is not an easy read It s written in old timey English , so unless you can read for instance Shakespeare fluently, it will take some time As English is not my first language, I was glad I read it on Kindle, which has a good, easy to use dictionary.However, it is well worth the trouble The language gives the story a certain credibility The characters are both good and evil, which makes them believable Haggard s knowledge of history and mythology is great, and I learned some stuff I ha This is not an easy read It s written in old timey English , so unless you can read for instance Shakespeare fluently, it will take some time As English is not my first language, I was glad I read it on Kindle, which has a good, easy to use dictionary.However, it is well worth the trouble The language gives the story a certain credibility The characters are both good and evil, which makes them believable Haggard s knowledge of history and mythology is great, and I learned some stuff I hadn t known.Even though Harmachis is a fictional character, you will find yourself thinking this is plausible, and this is how it really could have happened It gives the impression of really being based on scrolls found in Harmachis tomb A very interesting story of Anthony and Cleopatra told by another man who loved Cleopatra, who could not kill her and who should have been Pharaoh but was betrayed by his love for her The man was Harmachis, the son of a Priest of Isis, who was schooled and groomed to be Pharaoh and actually crowned by the secret Priests of Isis to rule Egypt The story told, was written by Harmachis on three papyrus scrolls and found in his coffin along, with his unembalmed body by a friend of the author. Read this on my Kindle from a file on the Internet Archive I think As these things go, it wasn t a bad scan As for the novel itself, great fun, and most likely an extremely unreliable source of information about things Ancient Egyptian As usual with literature of this period, the attitude towards women is infuriating, in entirely predictable ways, and Cleopatra s power is ascribed entirely to preternatural beauty a notion that contemporary portraits tend to discredit The first person nar Read this on my Kindle from a file on the Internet Archive I think As these things go, it wasn t a bad scan As for the novel itself, great fun, and most likely an extremely unreliable source of information about things Ancient Egyptian As usual with literature of this period, the attitude towards women is infuriating, in entirely predictable ways, and Cleopatra s power is ascribed entirely to preternatural beauty a notion that contemporary portraits tend to discredit The first person narrator is an interesting one a fictional rival for the throne, from the older,ancient culture, who worship the older gods like Isis Harmachis is trained up at great length to insinuate himself into Cleopatra s palace, assassinate her, and take power Unfortunately, he makes the mistake of falling for her it s a double mistake because Cleopatra who has distinct similarities to Elizabeth I doesn t fully give her heart away to anyone, though she comes closest with Mark Anthony There s a secondary female character, Charmion is that an Egyptian name edited to add it s Greek, and was the name of one of Cleopatra s attendants according to Plutarch who manages to push the plot along with her jealousies and emotions The highlight from the teenage male perspective always Haggard s primary audience would be the grave robbing scene, where Harmachis and Cleopatra break into an ancient Pharaoh s tomb, and remove the jewels that are quite literally embedded in his corpse Were Haggard a modern author, I would accuse him of writing for the screen at that point in his narrative Truly ghoulish, especially the detail of a massive bat that attaches itself to the face of a murdered guard Anyway, lots of page turning plot, and not too much sappy stuff, so the teenage boy reader in me had a great time with this one