By Ramona Wheeler
Lord Scott Oken, a prince of Albion, and Professor-Prince Mikel Mabruke stay in an international the place the solar by no means set at the Egyptian Empire. within the yr 1877 of Our Lord Julius Caesar, Pharaoh Djoser-George governs a sprawling realm that spans Europe, Africa, and masses of Asia. while the ecu terrorist Otto von Bismarck touches off a global conspiracy, Scott and Mik are charged with exposing the plot opposed to the Empire.
Their event takes them from the sands of Memphis to a lush New international, domestic of the Incan Tawantinsuyu, a rival empire around the glittering Atlantic Ocean. Encompassing Quetzal airships, operas, blood sacrifice and excessive international relations, Ramona Wheeler's Three Princes is a richly imagined, cinematic imaginative and prescient of a contemporary Egyptian Empire.
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Why, that is a play on your name. It is clever,” she said, grasping my hand. ” “Yet I fear it is not a strong mark of favor,” I said. ” Emme was silent for a moment. “At least she didn’t call you a mouse. ” “But a cat is a sly creature. Does she think me deceitful? ” In the dark, my insecurities multiplied like shadows on the wall. From the next bed came a sigh. “Perhaps she meant nothing at all. ‘Cat’ is simply easier to say than ‘Catherine,’ ” said Frances. ” Emme hissed at her. I laughed at the thought of large wooden eating bowls affixed to the side of Frances’s head.
He began to feed it into my sleeve, beginning at my wrist. His fingers played against the skin of my forearm as the handkerchief disappeared. I was too startled to say a word. Footsteps sounded in the hall. I turned and saw Frances standing midway between the bench and the table. Had she seen Ralegh give me the handkerchief? Then the door was flung open and the queen entered just as Walter dropped my arm and I folded my hands in front of me. I was sure my face was the color of vermilion. With my thumb I tucked the lace edges of the handkerchief out of sight.
With one hand she held the reins while extending her other arm to the onlookers. I could not take my eyes off her brightness, which even the rain did not dim. ” Forgetting my father, I ran forward to touch the queen. Trying to reach the hem of her skirt, I grazed the horse’s fetlock and smelled its wet flesh. Then my mother pulled me back. ” I felt my mother’s arms stiffen around me. Father did not visit us that day. ” Had I really seen the queen pass and touched her horse? If I had, why couldn’t I recall her face?
Three Princes by Ramona Wheeler