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Aug. 7th, 2017


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Title: The Mummy
Author: Barbara Steiner
Format: Epub
Rating: 3.45/5
Status: Finished
Reading Date: August 5, 2017 to August 7, 2017
Book Summary: While volunteering at the local museum’s Egypt exhibit, Lana Richardson begins to feel haunted by a mummified prince

All her life, Lana has been fascinated by stories of ancient Egypt. So when a new exhibit featuring the mummy of the young Egyptian prince Nefra comes to the town museum, Lana volunteers to give tours to visitors. Inexplicably, Lana feels herself drawn to the tragic story of Nefra, who died on the eve of his wedding to his love, the beautiful princess Urbena. Although Nefra has been dead for thousands of years, Lana cannot get the young man out of her mind.

When a priceless treasure is stolen from the exhibit and Lana is the only witness, she knows it’s up to her to find the thief. But vivid dreams of Nefra and Urbena have been haunting her sleep, and Lana swears she can hear Nefra’s voice calling out to her. Is she going crazy? Or is she more connected to the story of the doomed lovers than she could ever have imagined?
Book Review: Real Rating: 3.45

Lana is a lover of anything and everything of Ancient Egyptian history. In the future, she wants to be a Egyptologist. For now, she is volunteering at Denver's Museum of Natural History. There she is working the Egyptian section with the object her obsession - Prince Nefra. She has even cut her hair in an Egptian style bob making her resemblance to Prince Nefra's beloved, Urbena, whose body was stolen years ago by grave robbers, eerie.

Lana starts having dreams of a time long ago and even worse she swears she heard the Prince move and saying to come back to him. On top of that, a black cat has appeared whom she calls Seti. Then a prize necklace disappears.

Ever since my first taste of Ancient Egyptian-themed horror (movies like 1952's The Mummy with Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee), this book had everything I enjoyed in this type of story - reincarnation, paranormal, and a mystery.

I had never read anything by Barbara Stein so this was my first taste of any of her books. Although I really enjoyed this one, I felt it was missing something. Maybe I found this book late in my life because I know my younger self would have squealed in delight with the themes this book presented. I am even more sure that this book would have been re-read countless of times.

Unfortunately I am not young anymore.

Yet this book was a fun read and one I think others would enjoy immensely especially if you like Ancient Egypt and reincarnation. The story will draw you until the very end of it.