Queen of Kings (Paperback)

A Novel of Cleopatra, the Vampire

By Maria Dahvana Headley

Berkley, 9780451235251, 416pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2012

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In this stunningly original debut, go beyond the legend of Queen Cleopatra and discover a passion steeped in the bloodlust of vampires…

The year is 30 BC. A messenger delivers word to Queen Cleopatra that her beloved husband, Antony, has died at his own hand. Desperate to save her kingdom, Cleopatra strikes a mortal bargain in exchange for Antony’s soul, transforming her into an immortal—a vampire with superhuman strength and an insatiable hunger for blood.

Leaving a trail of fiery retribution, Cleopatra journeys from the tombs of Egypt to the ancient underworld in order to meet her husband again. But to resurrect him, Cleopatra will need to challenge mythical beings with power beyond comprehension—risking the fate of both this world and the next for a love that will not die…  

About the Author

Maria Dahvana Headley is the author of several fantasy novels for young adults as well as adults. Her works include Queen of Kings: A Novel of Cleopatra, the Vampire, The Year of Yes, and The End of the Sentence. She resides in New York.

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