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Hand of Isis

by Jo Graham

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Hand of Isis by Jo Graham
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  • Published in USA  Mar 2009
    528 pages
    Genre: Historical Fiction

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Following her acclaimed debut, Black Ships, 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 Isis is 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.

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"Starred Review. [T]he sympathetic portrayal of Cleopatra as an intelligent and devoted ruler willing to use whatever tools at hand to gain advantages for her people is a welcome and intriguing departure from prior fictional depictions ... " - Kirkus Reviews.

"A stand-out addition to most libraries, with strong appeal to fans of ancient history and mythology." - Library Journal.

"Charmian's shy hopes, failures and devotion to Cleopatra and Isis make her one of the most memorable "witnesses to history" to emerge from fantasy in quite some time." - Publishers Weekly.

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