Cries from the Lost Island (Hardcover)

By Kathleen O'Neal Gear

DAW, 9780756415785, 320pp.

Publication Date: March 10, 2020

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This standalone fantasy brings an ancient Egyptian mystery to life against a modern background, in a tale expertly crafted by a seasoned anthropologist

Set against the glory and tragedy of ancient Roman Egypt, this novel brings to bring to life the greatest love story of all time.

Sixteen-year-old Hal Stevens is a budding historical scholar from a small town in Colorado. A virtual outcast at high school, he has only two friends: Roberto the Biker Witch and Cleo Mallawi. Cleo claims to be the reincarnation of Queen Cleopatra. She also believes she's being stalked by an ancient Egyptian demon, Ammut, the Devourer of the Dead.

But when Hal and Roberto find Cleo murdered in the forest near her home, it appears she may have been telling the truth. Her last request sends them journeying to Egypt with famed archaeologist Dr. James Moriarity, where it quickly becomes clear that Cleo has set them on the search of a lifetime: the search for the lost graves of Marc Antony and Cleopatra.

But they are not alone in their search. Cleo's murderers are watching their every move. And not all of them are human...

About the Author

Kathleen O'Neal Gear is a nationally award-winning archaeologist who has been honored by the United States Congress. She is also a New York Times bestselling author with 48 books and over 200 non-fiction articles in print.

Praise For Cries from the Lost Island

Praise for Kathleen O'Neal Gear

"O’Neal Gear brings a historian’s flair for details to the dig site and manages to keep her present-day story from becoming overshadowed by ancient Egyptian myth with convincingly flawed young protagonists and numerous red herrings surrounding Cleo’s murder." —Publishers Weekly

"Terrific... Maze Master combines wild imagination with solid science and history to create sensational suspense." —Lee Child, New York Times-bestselling author of the Jack Reacher series

"From the very first page, you'll know you're in the hands of a master storyteller.... Maze Master is both thrilling and mind-bending." —Tess Gerritsen, New York Times-bestselling author of the Rizzoli & Isles series

"Gear brings her own voice to the story...and the result is a crisply written, lively, and quite satisfying novel." —Booklist