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- File Size: 2117 KB
- Print Length: 608 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Halcyon Press Ltd.; Revised edition (2 Aug. 2009)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B002K8R01M
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #378,800 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The SHE Series by H. Rider Haggard (Halcyon Classics) Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
The first of the four novels is the most famous, an epic tale of a mysterious immortal queen ruling over a land of cannibal savages and awaiting the return of her ancient love. It is a cracking read, with excellent characterisations and a good pace. Sadly, Haggard chose to milk the franchise to death. The sequel, 'Ayesha', is simply a revamp of the elements of the first but shifted to the Himalayas. It becomes tiresome well before the predictable conclusion. In 'She and Allan' he brings in two more of his popular characters, the hunter Allan Quartermain ('King Solomon's Mines') and the Zulu axeman Umslopogaas ('Nada the Lily'). It is written as a prequel, so it skips the eternal romance theme, but brings in a damsel in distress and an allegedly immortal chieftain of a tribe of savages. It holds up better than the second novel, but still is not nearly as good as the first. And the fourth, 'Wisdom's Daughter', is poorest of all. It purports to be Ayesha's own autobiography, and has the advantage of exotic historical settings and figures to draw on. But it is extremely repetitive and dull. Over and over again the lovely Ayesha is molested by naughty masculine rulers of various places, only to win through and destroy them and their people. This is interspersed with Ayesha talking metaphysical gibberish with her mentor, and competing with Princess Amenartas for the love of Kallikrates.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Fantastic, read this years ago and wanted to have another go - still a fantastic stroy, don't let the film mislead you, so much more to it and she's not blond!Published on 12 April 2013 by Jane
I have loved 'She' and 'Ayesha' for a very long time. Now have both these and other associated stories in one volume. Haggard a geat author, very sadly missed. Read morePublished on 6 Jan. 2013 by Evelyn1954
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