By Jeanne Mackin

Dreams of Empire

Historical Fiction

“A witty, lightly satirical, entertaining amalgam of murder, greed and revenge, all peculiarly attached to a kind of treasure hunt for an ancient Egyptian stela…The story takes place in 1798 Cairo, during Napoleon Bonaparte’s occupation of Egypt, with millennia-spanning sightings in the fourth century B.C. and the fourth century A.D… There’ll be night journeys, betrayals large and small, spying, and mayhem. All this during the Nile’s flooding, a ‘season of charms and spells.'”

– Kirkus Reviews


A richly intelligent and charming spellbinder.

– Kirkus Reviews

Other Books

The Last Collection

Paris, 1938. Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli are fighting for recognition as the most important fashion designer….

The Beautiful American

The Beautiful American will transport you to expat Paris and from there take you on a journey through the complexities of a friendship….

The Sweet By and By

What toll can grief extract from a life? This is the question that Mackin…asks of her two main characters as their lives interweave….

The Queen’s War

Eleanor of Aquitaine was a prize for Louis VII of France and then for England’s Henry II — not only for her vast land holdings, but for her….