The curse of the Pharaohs - - is it real? This questions runs through this romantic mystery. Over night, life changes for Judith Osmond. She receives a very unexpected inheritance, finds out something about her past and gets married. Whew, what a whirlwind life. A trip to the tombs of the kings in Egypt and some romantic suspense add to the enjoyment of this fast reading book.
For centuries the tombs of the Pharaohs had been haunted with this curse. When two eminent archaeologists died mysteriously, Judith Osmond was certain that they had died because of the curse. But this had nothing to do with her. Or so she thought. Then overnight, everything in her life changed. There was the unexpected inheritance. And the man of her dreams, Tybalt, a young archaeologist, asked her to marry him. But Tybalt planned to explore the tombs of the Pharaohs, during their honeymoon. And so the curse of the kings now came to haunt Judith. Blending the atmosphere of Victorian-Age England with the mystery of the Age-of-the-Pharaohs Egypt, THE CURSE OF THE KINGS, is Victoria Holt's most exotic novel of romantic suspense.
Reviewer: A reader
This book far exceeds the expectations set before it. However, I must warn you, it is typical Holt fashion and therefore not appealing to some readers. If you like suspense and romance, even if it is very predictable, then I highly reccomend this novel and anything else by Victoria Holt. But do not be fooled, there is no real curse as another customer mentioned, simply the paranoia of the characters. That is what makes each of Ms. Holt's books so exciting, though. The evil exists only in the minds of worried characters and when they realize that they are allowing it to overcome them, they come to their senses and you have a fairy tale ending.
Judith is a romantic young girl with a passion for two things: archaeology and an archaeologist, Tybalt. Unfortunately, she's a woman and they don't get to do much digging and Tybalt doesn't even know she exists, or so she thinks. When everything wonderful that could possibly happen does, the adventure begins. Rumors of a curse keep Judith fearful for Tybalt's safety and her own. She and Tybalt are both forced to ask which is more important- archaeology or each other? The journey is long but enjoyable and the ending is no less than what one would expect of Victoria Holt.