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Following her acclaimed debut, "Black Ships," Graham returns to ancient Egyptwith a captivating novel full of fantasy, history, and romance.
Following her acclaimed debut, Jo Graham returns to the ancient world with a novel that will captivate lovers of fantasy, history and romance. Set in Ancient Egypt, Hand of Isisis the story of Charmian, a handmaiden, and her two sisters. It is a novel of lovers who transcend death, of gods who meddle in mortal affairs, and of women who guide empires. Praise for Black Ships "Graham re-creates a vivid picture of the ancient world, a mysterious place in which gods and goddesses speak to their chosen."--- Library Journal(starred review) "A first-class, very readable novel." --- Booklist(starred review) "A refreshingly different approach to a legend we only thoughtwe knew." --- Locus "Graham's thorough, detailed tale of ancientGreeceis one that fans of that period are bound to love." --- Romantic Times "A dazzling debut novel reimagines the Aeneidand restores life to a fantasy land that actually was." --- Scifi.com "A bittersweet saga with enough action, romance, and intrigue to entertain and enthrall." --- Romance Reviews Today "Graham...has packed the novel with exquisite detail, bringing to life a time long gone." --- TheSt. PetersburgTimes "Inspired and relentlessly entertaining...an auspicious debut." --- Realms of Fantasy
The last golden days of Egypt.... The decadent court of the legendary queen.... Charmian is Cleopatra's half sister, daughter of Pharaoh and a woman of the harem. She shares with her a grace and a terrible burden -- to be the Hand of Isis Incarnate in Egypt's most desperate hour. From mysterious temples hidden in the desert to the perilous palaces of Rome, through ancient prophecies and dangerous intrigues, Charmian must battle foes seen and unseen to serve sister and goddess alike.