Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday - The Fortune Teller

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme started by Breaking the Spine, where bloggers chose a book they are patiently, or maybe not so patiently, waiting to ready!


Release Date: June 6th, 2017
Publisher: Picador
Author: Gwendolyn Womack
Genre: Historical Fiction / Mystery
Pages: 368

Semele Cavnow appraises antiquities for an exclusive Manhattan auction house, deciphering ancient texts—and when she discovers a manuscript written in the time of Cleopatra, she knows it will be the find of her career. Its author tells the story of a priceless tarot deck, now lost to history, but as Semele delves further, she realizes the manuscript is more than it seems. Both a memoir and a prophecy, it appears to be the work of a powerful seer, describing devastating wars and natural disasters in detail thousands of years before they occurred.


             

 

Why I'm Waiting: I was pulled at the mention of Cleopatra.  Egyptian history has always been a favorite for me to read and learn about, plus it's a mystery.  I'm all in on this one!

Tell me about your favorite book either set in ancient Egypt, or involving Egyptian history!  

6 comments:

  1. I'm looking forward to this one, too! I took a course on ancient Egypt in college and I loved it, but it's not a setting I see a lot of! Great pick!

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    1. Thanks! Egyptian mythology and history has been a favorite of mine!

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  2. I'm finding so many new and interesting books this week. Wednesdays are really bad for my TBR.

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    1. They really are! I just keep telling myself you can never have to many books to read.

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  3. This is a new book for me but it sounds awesome! Hope you enjoy it!
    Here's my WoW

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