Daughter of the God-King

Daughter of the God King Hattie Blackhouse is the only child of famous Egyptologists and when they go missing she travels to their latest excavation in ancient Thebes only to discover that she is attracting interest from th

  • Title: Daughter of the God-King
  • Author: Anne Cleeland
  • ISBN: 9781402279850
  • Page: 453
  • Format: Paperback
  • Hattie Blackhouse is the only child of famous Egyptologists, and when they go missing, she travels to their latest excavation in ancient Thebes only to discover that she is attracting interest from the French, the British, and the Egyptians, who believe her the reincarnation of a long dead princess.In the second book in the Regency series, the heroine finds herself in theHattie Blackhouse is the only child of famous Egyptologists, and when they go missing, she travels to their latest excavation in ancient Thebes only to discover that she is attracting interest from the French, the British, and the Egyptians, who believe her the reincarnation of a long dead princess.In the second book in the Regency series, the heroine finds herself in the crosshairs of factions who are vying to support or thwart Napoleon s latest attempt at world domination and she unknowingly holds the key.

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    • Kathy says:

      History, mystery, and romance. A dynamite combination when done well, and Anne Cleeland does it well. She combines each element with the others to create a story that is pleasing in all three areas. The archeological discoveries in Egypt in the early 1800s, Napoleon’s exile to Elba, the disappearance of people and valuable objects, and the electric attraction of the two main characters all provide enough to keep a reader up well past a respectable bedtime. The time setting of the book is the R [...]

    • Pat says:

      I had hopes Feeling the lack of Elizabeth Peters' wonderful Amelia Peabody, I hoped that this book would fill that empty space. Not even close. Of course, no one can replace EP or the indomitable Amelia.First quibble: This is set in 1814/15 and the main character is a gently-reared English girl. For a gently-reared young Englishwoman, she certainly has a lot of knowledge about men and their responses and how to get the reactions she wants. She lusts after one of the characters and puts herself i [...]

    • Kara-karina says:

      I'm honestly loving this series. First Tainted Angel and now this wonderful book! I swear, despite somewhat dry, slightly detached way of telling the story, Anne Cleeland creates such sharp characters, I can't stay away from their adventures.Hathor comes to Paris in search of her childhood friend hoping to persuade him to marry her because she is sick to death of staying in the countryside while her famous parents egyptologists trot all over Egypt and Europe in search of adventures.Instead she f [...]

    • Margitte says:

      Hathor Blackouse, also called Hattie, was the daughter of two famous archaeologists. She lived a quiet life in Cornwell, England, well taken-care of, well-loved by her governesses, Miss Swansea, and had a best friend Robbie. The Blackhouse-couple were always somewhere in Egypt on a dig, being away for months on end. She did not see them often.Being a fiery filly, passionately outspoken, and not afraid of anything, Hattie concocted a plan to marry Robbie, but it did not work at all. In fact, she [...]

    • Carole (in Canada) says:

      "Hattie Blackhouse was aware that she had - regrettably - something of a temper, and that this trait often led to impetuous decisions that were not always thought out in a rational manner." This is the opening line of this book and indeed sums up Miss Blackhouse.I found this book a bit of mix between a female Indiana Jones adventure and a Miss Marples mystery one is what they seem. One has to suspend belief that an 18 year old sheltered female from the wilds of Cornwall, England would embark wit [...]

    • Marta says:

      Mystery, fun, romance, the onset of archaeological digs in Egypt- Daughter of the God King reminds me of Elizabeth Peter's Amelia Peabody series. This isn't a pale imitation- Miss Hattie Blackhouse is stubborn, flirtatious and unpredictable. Her determination to find out what happened to her archaeologist parents takes her from Cornwall to Paris to Egypt-practically tripping over criminals and spies along the way. Hattie manages to take control of her fate and be sure that her new love gets a pe [...]

    • Jaclyn says:

      Daughter of the God-King is my second encounter with Anne Cleeland, my first being Murder in Thrall. These two novels couldn't be more different, especially considering Murder in Thrall was a contemporary murder-mystery. But, in Daughter of the God-King we will have some of those same elements of intrigue; in this case, they just happen to be set in Egypt during the Napoleonic Wars.Hattie Blackhouse has had it with her famous parents leaving her behind in the English countryside while they trave [...]

    • Varied Books says:

      3.75 Stars

    • L F says:

      Mystery and Soul. Grab the map and chart out your course. Well, not much planning will be needed, as it is all laid out in the book for you to start your adventure. Plenty will happen once you arrive in Cairo and embark on this historical cruise. So sit back and enjoy the views.

    • Sophia says:

      I know many of you have experienced the feeling that comes from finding that book or series that is your perfect match so that you're nearly depressed when its over- there are no more coming- and you can't find anything to equal it. Well that was the case for how I felt about stories set in the golden age of Egyptian archeology with an adventurous heroine, dangerous characters who may not be what they seem, treasure hunting and romance. Just a few pages into this book and I knew I had found my l [...]

    • eyes.2c says:

      Scintillating!Hattie Blackhouse arrives with her companion Miss Bing at her lodgings in Paris. In short order she pushes an intruder down the back stairs, finds out her childhood friend, Robbie Tremaine is unaccountably to be married in two days to the widow of a work acquaintance her parents, is approached at a soirée by an aging french roué, Baron du Pays, is introduced to the intruder, sought out by the enigmatic Monsieur Berry, and interviewed by an un-named official of the English governm [...]

    • Tara Chevrestt says:

      What works for one book may not work for another Once again, Anne Cleeland gives readers a spunky, headstrong heroine in historical (regency) times. This one takes place in France and Egypt. More spying is underfoot, more intrigue, more confusion, and once again, readers are kept in the dark and while this method worked for the more exciting and fast-paced Tainted Angel, it didn't work for this one. I confess that while I thoroughly enjoyed the beginning and the unfolding of the mystery itself, [...]

    • Julia Hendon says:

      Not a bad effort at a Regency romance but not a particularly good one either. The story starts out okay with Hathor (Hattie) Blackhouse traveling to Paris in the early 1800s. Her parents, famous Egyptologists (although it is really too early in the history of Egyptian archaeology to call them that), are missing and Hattie encounters many different people seemingly interested in any items her parents might have given her. Always a sucker for a good tomb and treasure mystery, I was hopeful. Howeve [...]

    • Deena says:

      I really enjoyed this. I wish there were a sequel - and indeed, the story is left with room for more, although not at all in a "sell a next-in-the-series" way. And since the prisoner is only in his first exile, there is "time" for more story as well (hint, hint, Ms. Cleeland!!!)I really liked both Hattie and Bing, and the story line. Hattie is young and fairly naïve, but learns as she goes, and makes amazingly few plot-device stupid decisions, which is refreshing. It's actually rather ironic th [...]

    • Jacqueline Baxter says:

      Solid Regency! It defies genre a bit - there's romance and history and murder so there's a little something for everyone. Overall, a very pleasant way to spend a plane ride.

    • Rachel says:

      To be fair this review is actually 3.5 stars.Where to begin? I kind of have a love-hate relationship with this book. There are many large positives about the book that made it hard to put down. But, on the contrary, there were many, many, small issues with the novel that I struggled to keep reading at the same time. I am not sure what to make of this book, so it kept me very frustrated.Let's start with the positives, shall we? This book is truly a historical fiction. It is incredibly well resear [...]

    • Debbie Lester says:

      Anne Cleeland's Daughter of the God-King is a Regency novel with an Egyptian twist. Napoleon is in exile and Europe is quite a mess during the time period of this book, which makes the atmosphere ripe for a political intrigue and mystery. Cleeland's book is a mix of genres. Romance, mystery and history collide to provide the reader with a reading experience they won't soon forget. Witty dialogue, in depth character development, and a lush and vibrant setting combine to make this a book that is a [...]

    • Stevie Carroll says:

      Previously reviewed on The Good, The Bad, & The Unread:This is the first novel I’ve read by the author, but it won’t be my last. Although not strictly speaking a romance novel, it does have a strong romance plot running through it, and, although it’s billed as the second in a series, it seems to be linked to the previous book more by theme and era than by characters, so no worries about diving straight in without having read the first book. Plus, the story centres around archaeology of [...]

    • Laura says:

      Hattie Blackhouse is a young woman who lives in Cornwall while her famous archaeologist parents are in Egypt most of the time exploring newly discovered tombs. She decides she's had enough of her monotonous life in Cornwall and travels to Paris, to her parents' townhouse in search of her childhood friend Robbie. Once there, she discovers that her parents have disappeared, and that her own life may be in danger. Something is afoot and Hattie wants to find out. She embarks on a trip to Egypt where [...]

    • Demodesrev says:

      I'm not generally a history fan, but I enjoyed Daughter of the God-King. Not to mention that it combines many subjects I enjoy - history, Egyptology, regency, a dash of romance, and mysterious elements. I was glad that it was a more of a spy novel than a crime mystery; a lot more action, suspense, and entertainment. I found this to be a great book that keeps you guessing. At points I had thought I had guessed who was what and what the hidden plot may be, but each time I thought I had it down a n [...]

    • Sarah says:

      Daughter of the God-King is a regency novel but takes place mostly in Egypt instead of the usual setting of England. Egyptian artifacts and artwork are all the rage in Europe since Napoleon went through that country and brought back some of the plunder of his escapade. Hathor (Hattie) travels to Egypt to find out what has happened to her parents who are archeologists. They found an exciting new tomb in the Valley of Kings and then went missing. Anne Cleeland created quite an adventure for her He [...]

    • Melinda says:

      Anne Cleeland's Daughter of the God-King is a historical fiction mystery set in the Regency era telling the story of Hattie Blackstone's parents, famous Egyptologists gone missing. Hattie travels to Egypt to their latest excavation site and finds herself attracting attention from the French, British and Egyptians who believe she is the reincarnation of a long dead princess. The Great SetiAnne Cleeland captures the readers attention from the start. As we familiarize ourself with the setting and c [...]

    • Beverly Diehl says:

      I almost hesitate to write a review, because I am NOT the audience for this book. While I loved Nancy Drew as a child, I have never liked mysteries as an adult, but I keep trying them, as if THIS time I'm going to find the key as to why others enjoy them so.Set in the time after Napoleon almost conquered the world and was exiled to Elba, this books is well-plotted; there are lots of twists and turns and surprises I did not see coming. Hattie, aka Hathor, the English daughter of two missing archa [...]

    • Patty says:

      Daughter of the God King is my second Regency novel by Ms. Cleeland and I dare say I enjoyed it immensely. Hattie (Hathor) Blackhouse is the daughter of famous Egyptologists which is all well and good but they ignore her and leave her to rot in the Cornwall countryside. She has had enough rusticating and devises a plan to go to Paris to find her childhood friend and get him to marry her. What she doesn't know is that her parents are missing and various elements are seeking her because they think [...]

    • Sam Wilson says:

      I received my copy of this book from the Giveaway Program. The book is historical fiction with strong doses of mystery, romance and action, set in the early 1800's. On the whole, I enjoyed the book quite a lot. I did find that it took me a few chapters to warm up to it. But patience was rewarded; once the action moved from France to Egypt and up the Nile to the archeological sites, I was hooked. There is one thing I wished the author had handled differently. There are several minor characters w [...]

    • SOS Aloha says:

      Egypt is not a country we live in but a country that lives within us. - Pope Shenouda III, 117th Pope of Alexandria & Patriarch of the See of St. Mark.I have a soft spot for Egypt – I grew up fascinated with King Tut. Anne Cleeland hits that spot and scores a bull’s eye with DAUGHTER OF THE GOD KING:1. Cleeland creates a fast paced action adventure with a dash of romance ala Indiana Jones. I could not put this book down!2. Her vivid descriptions transported me back to the Nile Cruise I e [...]

    • Jessica says:

      Hattie is a young woman, recently come of age in 1814, who is at the center of a mystery surrounding the disappearance and possible death of her parents who are famously well-known scholars in the study of the ancient tombs of Egypt. Hattie sets out on a journey for answers and finds adventure, misfortune, and romance along the way.I enjoyed DGK immensely. It is quick-paced, full of rich details, mysterious characters, and lots of twists and turns. At one point I laughed out loud I was so shocke [...]

    • Sam says:

      Full review available on my blog.I’m trying to think what an overlying message of the story would be. I think the best answer is You make your own future. Hattie went from orphan to bastard very quickly and thought her life was over. She’d convinced herself she could be nothing better than a mistress and ended up a countess. She wasn’t held back by who she was by birth and used her personality and position to make herself into who she wanted to be.What I remember most about the book is the [...]

    • tatianasnasally says:

      An underwhelming story about a pretentious little girl that falls in love with a sociopath. Filled with some action and unremarkable characters, this story will make you cry from the boredom as each chapter feels never ending. The author attempts to make this story not only a historical fiction, but an action thrill ride and romantic tale for the ages. Unfortunately, this all results into a tedious tale I just could not care for.Even the big reveal (which I will not spoil)was a major disappointm [...]

    • Kasey Cocoa says:

      While written intelligently and with only a few grammatical issues, I found this book to be difficult to really connect with. It seems as though it was originally set up to be a historical novel, and those aspects are handled quite well, only to have the odd romance shoved in. It was this romance deal that threw me off liking the main female character and eventually liking the book overall. The rest of the book was well done and a good read for those who enjoy this genre. There's plenty of detai [...]

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