|Amara / To Wake the Dead (2003) [Novel]|
by Richard Laymon
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(From the publisher):
Amara, Princess of Egypt, the once-beautiful wife of Mentuhotep the First, lies in her coffin in the Charles Ward museum. She has been dead for 4000 years and she's just an inanimate bundle of withered skin and dessicated bone. Or is she?
Barney, the nightwatchman is the first to discover that the mummy's coffin has been broken open. Then it's the turn of two security guards to find that the Egyptian remains have been disturbed. It seems grave-robbers are at work, out to steal valuable artefacts, just as their kind have done for centuries. It's a pity Barney and the guards can't tell the authorities how the mummy came to be missing. But the dead can't testify to anything.
Now Amara is free again, driven by an ancient need that can only be assauged at the cost of human life. No one can oppose her, no bullet can stop her and nothing can kill her - for she is dead already...
Original title: Amara
Genre: Fiction→ Horror→ Satanism, Demonology, and Black Magic