Alexandra Talbot is at the British
Museum to see the Rosetta Stone, to help shore up research
her later father and uncle did about the city of Per-Ramesses
and the tomb of Nourbese, Pharaoh’s beloved. But when she
arrives, and the director finds out that “Alex” Talbot is a
woman and not a man, she is refused permission to see the
stone, until Lord Blakeney comes to her aid.
Half-Bedouin, half-British, Lord
Blakeney has been corresponding with Alex’s father for
years. He’s set to lead Mr. Talbot on an expedition to Egypt
in search of Per-Ramesses, and is saddened to learn of the
man’s death. He wants to help Alex, who fascinates him, but
having been introduced to her as Lord Blakeney, he doesn’t
quite know how to tell her he’s also Sheikh Altair Mazir.
Alex agrees to let Lord Blakeney guide
her on her expedition. She doesn’t expect to fall in love
with him, or learn the many secrets he hides along the way,
but she does. She’s also fighting against someone who wants
her dead, and doesn’t want Per-Ramesses found. Will Alex
find her lost city, and will Altair protect her? More
importantly, will they learn to trust each other?
I love all things ancient Egyptian, so
I was fascinated by the blurb for Mirage. The
story does not disappoint, and is full of wonderfully done
research and fascinating adventure as Alex searches for Per-Ramesses.
It was also delightful to watch Alex and Altair learn to
love each other and deal with each other’s strong
Their love is strong, and it was a
pleasure to watch it unfold. If you like adventure, romance
and history then Mirage is the book for you.