Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Isis Unbound By Allyson Bird

front_med__22379_zoomAllyson Bird is the winner of the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a First Novel and finds her inspiration in such authors as Mary Shelley, Rider Haggard, as well as R.E. Howard. Isis Unbound is set in a steampunk alternate history world of the 1890’s.

Manceastre, Britanniae, ruled by a new governor general related to a descendant of Anthony and Cleopatra, who won the battle of Actium two thousand years ago, and where the ancient Egyptian gods are real. ...Only a god can kill a god. Nepythys has killed her sister, Isis, and therefore the dead cannot pass over to the underworld--their ranks are rapidly swelling and they now roam the streets as zombies. Chief Embalmer Ptolemy Child's two daughters, Ella and Loli, aged eighteen and ten respectively, are being instructed in the secrets of the mummification process, when the dead begin to wake and walk. And eventually lead the sisters to the greatest mystery of all: Isis, herself...

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