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Ayesha: The Return of She

Ayesha The Return of She In this sequel to She Horace Holly his ward Leo Vincey once again embark on a quest to find the mysterious woman known as Ayesha Knowing that She is no longer in Africa they go east eventually reac

  • Title: Ayesha: The Return of She
  • Author: H. Rider Haggard
  • ISBN: 9781600968891
  • Page: 244
  • Format: Paperback
  • In this sequel to She, Horace Holly his ward Leo Vincey once again embark on a quest to find the mysterious woman known as Ayesha Knowing that She is no longer in Africa, they go east, eventually reaching a lamasery in the mountains of Tibet The abbot warns them against continuing, but they press on discover an ancient city named Kaloon, which is ruled by theIn this sequel to She, Horace Holly his ward Leo Vincey once again embark on a quest to find the mysterious woman known as Ayesha Knowing that She is no longer in Africa, they go east, eventually reaching a lamasery in the mountains of Tibet The abbot warns them against continuing, but they press on discover an ancient city named Kaloon, which is ruled by the evil Khan Rassen his imperious wife, the Khania Atene Near the city is a huge volcano, wherein lives the Hesea, the Priestess of Hes, her servants Leo becomes the center of a conflict between Atene the Hesea, both of whom desire him.Excerpt Now we were in country where, so far as I could learn, no European had ever set a foot In a part of the vast land called Turkestan there is a great lake named Balhkash, of which we visited the shores Two hundred miles or so to the westward is a range of mighty mountains marked on the maps as Arkarty Tau, on which we spent a year, and five hundred or so to the eastward are other mountains called Cherga, whither we journeyed at last, having explored the triple ranges of the Tau.

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    1. H. Rider Haggard says:
      Sir Henry Rider Haggard was an English writer of adventure novels set in exotic locations, predominantly Africa, and the creator of the Lost World literary genre His stories, situated at the lighter end of the scale of Victorian literature, continue to be popular and influential He was also involved in agricultural reform and improvement in the British Empire His breakout novel was King Solomon s Mines 1885 , which was to be the first in a series telling of the multitudinous adventures of its protagonist, Allan Quatermain.Haggard was made a Knight Bachelor in 1912 and a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1919 He stood unsuccessfully for Parliament as a Conservative candidate for the Eastern division of Norfolk in 1895 The locality of Rider, British Columbia, was named in his memory.

    Comment 695 on “Ayesha: The Return of She


    1. Sandy says:
      The Return of She, although not as exciting or groundbreaking as the classic She, is nevertheless a worthy sequel, and one that all admirers of Haggard s original story should enjoy reading It is a direct continuation of the earlier book, and as such may be called required reading for all fans of Ayesha, Leo Vincey and Ludwig Holly The novel contains many exciting scenes, including a great avalanche, the pursuit of the death hounds, Ayesha s reincarnation, and the climactic battle with Kalloon T [...]

    2. Lisa (Harmonybites) says:
      Ayesha, known as She Who Must Be Obeyed, first appeared in serial form from 1896 to 1897 in the novel She Along with King Solomon s Mines, She is Haggard s most popular and famous novel Ayesha is one of the awesome, kick ass woman characters in Victorian literature, and I rated Wisdom s Daughter, the later written prequel set in Ancient Egypt five stars I loved that book even than the original She However, I do not think The Return of She is as entrancing as those two books It s a lot better th [...]

    3. Mark says:
      Haggard s epic SHE suold ve been the end all of fantasy epics It sold, unreal, 63 million copies and remains in print.AYESHA is the sequel of all sequels Written at the turn of the 20th century, Haggard s language is both beautiful and evocotive of a grander age The immortal queen is still there and gets a 2nd chance at finishing her mission is it what we think it is What s the reason she resists her lover s advances Don t a lot of the elements sound like deja vu from SHE Intentionally so, and w [...]


    4. Mel says:
      I did enjoy this though found it not quite as good as She There seemed to be far too long searching for She and then when they did find her, for all that they were both obsessed with her they didn t actually seem to like her very much What this book lacked that the first one had was the lovely long discussions on the nature of man and good and evil She seemed smaller and less powerful here The thing that I did like was the Asian setting, I was expecting to find it poorly done but Haggard s inter [...]

    5. John says:
      I usually enjoy H Rider Haggard, so I was completely shocked by how completely terrible this book was It s probably the worst sequel of all time, apart from TRANSFORMERS 2 The story is dull and talky, the dialog is extremely stilted like reading a high school kid trying to ape Shakespeare , and the main characters all behave like knuckleheads pretty much throughout Very little about the plot makes any sense, and all the mystical reincarnation destiny stuff is completely over the top and downrigh [...]

    6. Wolk Zeven Ayesha says:
      I read the Dutch translation of the book I found it less catchy than SHE but nevertheless I kept on reading.It s made me curious about the Egyption mythogology on which the story is evidently based Looking forward to read Ayesha Allan if I can find the Dutch translation

    7. Althea Ann says:
      This is the sequel to She, which Haggard published in 1905, 18 years after the first book.Although the title character seemed pretty definitively dead after the first book, still, she had vowed to return with her dying words, and, since then the characters of the beautiful young Leo and his mentor Dr Horace Holly, have been wandering through Asia, seeking spiritual enlightenment, knowledge and the return of that supernaturally beautiful immortal woman.It wouldn t be much of a story if she didn t [...]

    8. Buck says:
      The continuing adventures of Holly and Leo After having found Ayesha and losing her, they embark on a life long quest to find her again.Like She, this book is about Victorians, written by a Victorian for a Victorian audience The language, attitudes and mor s are Victorian Many people will have a hard time fitting their mind into that box I am a history fan, and it didn t seem hard for me to to.It s a sequel, and as such suffers from the typical problems in order to pick up a new audience, the au [...]


    9. Shahin Sultana says:
      5 star are not enough The best adventure thriller I ve ever read

    10. Paulo says:
      A continuation of SHE, Ayesha is a melancholic book, portraying the eternal quest of Man for the unachievable in us In the end, reaching a goal is not as satisfying as we would like to believe.

    11. Rex Libris says:
      This work is the sequel to She, in which the protagonists fall into the hands of a rather evil woman who supernaturally rejuvenates herself and is over 2000 years old After something goes awry in the rejuvenation process, the protagonists escape In this sequel they have visions that She, or Ayesha as she is also known, is alive somewhere in the world and they go in search of her They find her Tibet, where we also find the reincarnation of the original wife of She s love interest, Leo The battle [...]

    12. Riddhiman says:
      In this follow up to she, Haggard tries to align She with the concept of a husband loving Victorian woman and thereby spoils much of the effect of the first book As far as the plot is concerned, quite good

    13. Brett Minor says:
      I m a big fan of H R Haggard, but I think this one is my least favorite of his books It just didn t have the tension and build up of most his other books.

    14. Kenneth says:
      The sequel to She Not quite as exciting but it continue the story of the main characters.

    15. Susan says:
      You can file this under and if you thought the FIRST book was crazyBasic plot It takes them over 16 years, but Holly and Leo eventually chase down a vision of Ayesha to a remote part of Mongolia near the Himalayas where a live volcano spits ankh shaped clouds and fire Ayesha has taken over for the elderly priestess who ran the Isis Osirus cave people living in the sides of the volcano, and who managed to die just at the same time Ayesha did The two locations are somehow elementally connected Nea [...]

    16. Sara says:
      About 4 years ago Penguin published some nice editions of boys adventure book classics I don t really confirm to gender stereotypes, so I got myself some Tarzan , The Lost World And She , by H Rider Haggard I d read his King Solomon s Mines before, and really enjoyed it I loved She too, and loved seeing THE shard in Norwich Castle Museum Last week while book hunting in one of the secondhand shops in Den Haag, I came across a copy of the second book about Ayesha, The Return of She , and I couldn [...]

    17. Neil says:
      I m adding an extra star here This book has an unpardonably slow beginning If you thought Job, Holly, and Leo s adventures through Africa in _She_ lagged a bit, the travels through Tibet in this book and the resulting arrival in Kaloon are a rough go Yet this book improves drastically when Ayesha finally returns in all of her glory True, there is something less transgressive about her, but the fluidity of her identity and the scope of her plans for global domination are fascinating She s going t [...]

    18. Gypsi says:
      She, the first volume of the She stories, ends with a thrilling conclusion Ayesha begins shortly after that, with Leo seeing a vision of where he can find Ayesha now He and Horace spend 16 years hunting for the place of the vision Leo faces a great trial, a fantastic battle occurs, and Haggard gives another of his excellent endings.Ayesha is not as well plotted, nor as exciting, as She At times, it seemed to lag, and I even found my attention roaming a bit in the middle The divinity and mortalit [...]

    19. Wreade1872 says:
      The sequel to She, this is quite a long read and i was expecting a lot of messing about before getting to the main plot this wasn t the case however, it jumped quite quickly into the action and there really isn t any wasted pages.I love the characters, the hero comes across as kind of lame and its really nice to see the two powerful heroines fight over this weaker man as the reverse is so often the case I like the layers of characterization, everyone is flawed and both the heroines are quite evi [...]

    20. Maggie says:
      for an adventure story, this one counts egyptology, alchemy, ancient cultures, power of the feminine, evil close at hand and the two innocents from england combine to make for high adventure an old piece of literature so beware of the too many words aspect the events and adventures have a degree of the fantastic and in addition there is a lot of internal dialogue vs action doing of the characters so there are fairly long places which are boring but it s okay to skim these parts, not miss much, a [...]

    21. Fantasy Literature says:
      2.5 starsH Rider Haggard returns to his story of star crossed lovers Ayesha and Leo Vincey in Ayesha, the Return of She The sequel was published in 1905, nearly twenty years after the publication of She The world has changed, and Haggard s storytelling has changed to match.Haggard remains best known for King Solomon s Mines, and She is the book of most interest to literary scholars Ayesha, the Return of She is a decent sequel that does very little to open a window on the thoughts, values and fea [...]

    22. Russell says:
      Although not quite as bold and adventurous as the first novel, this is a fine adventure and I felt that it was even subtle with grander vision of the star crossed love than the first Leo had personality and drive this time around In a way, it s almost a mirror of the first in terms of theme and plot Haggard s prose is polished and refined, but some of his lyrical descriptive power was muted He seemed to favor letting Ayesha spin the tale of her past and thread in Eastern mysticism throughout [...]

    23. Diana says:
      Not my favorite of H Rider Haggard s adventure novels, Ayesha, the Return of She rehashes old ground in a new setting Tibet this time Haggard s strength is the description of dangerous action, and there are a couple of notable segments, particularly the assent of Leo and Holly to the fabled city where She is to be found However Ayesha remains a childish and vindictive character with much to0 much power in her hands My recommendation go for the original She.

    24. Nick says:
      One may make the argument that Ayesha isn t as powerful in this text as in _She_ Though, her apparent clairvoyance and final display of power over Nature s elements inherently depicts her as an omniscient being However, I believe redemption among others to be a key theme in light of how Haggard fuses ideologies of Destiny and reincarnation This text as with _She_ is an obvious response to or product of the commodification of travel and, de facto, acculturation during the height of British imperi [...]

    25. Ginny Palmieri says:
      Haggard referred to this title in his introduction as a continuation of, rather than a sequel to, She It read as such Not as much fun as People of the Mist, but fun reads, nonetheless Be prepared for a lot of high language, which was a bit challenging at times, and ultimately made the going fairly slow.Nineteenth century English, even when stylized and overdone to the modern eye, as it is when She speaks, is a treat I m finding the return to a colloquial and current style of writing a bit flat [...]

    26. Mrs. says:
      The review of this book is completely wrong, and refers to the book, She and Alan.Fabulous sequel to the classic, She, which has been in print since 1887, and is one of the top selling works of fiction of all time Haggard inspired many successors, including Edgar Rice Burroughs, the author of the Tarzan books Haggard s other famous creation is Alan Quatermaine of King Solomon s Mines.In this sequel, the intrepid explorers embark on a 16 year search for Ayesha, She who must be obeyed, after she p [...]

    27. John Mac says:
      Interesting mainly as a sequel to the book She , for those who, like me, are interested in finding out what happened to Leo Vincey and Horace Hollyu following their adventures in Africa with the eponymous Ayesha There is a lot of excitement for the reader in this book, but there are also a lot of lengthy, slow passages where the characters, particularly Ayesha, become philosophical about life, love and destiny Those who are prepared to suffer through or perhaps flick through these passages will [...]

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