Today it is “The Mummy” by Anne Rice. I just thought about this book the other day, no idea, why. I have read it years ago and liked it quite a bit. As far as I can remember Ramses was quite a sexy character, once he was unwrapped and had recovered from thousands of years of death, wasn’t he?
The first English one, sorry, but this just reminds me of Tut-Ench-Amun. I know it is not his death mask, but it sure evokes it. Just does not fit. They should have used a face from those statues at Abu Simbel. I like the second English one best. Black background, I like the color combo and the fonts. This is the audio book, read by Michael York, hm, I might check this one out. The third one, oh, not sure. I don’t like the evil looking eye.
The Germans: No. 1, yeah, ok, some pharao. No. 2, ditto and a relief, could it be any more Egyptian? No idea whether they have anything to do with Ramses II. No. 3 is downright creepy. Maybe not a bad idea, but I really don’t want to think of the hero in that way. Unfortunately it’s the one I have got.
As for the title. No surprises here. They simply used the exact literal translation once more.
Source photo Ramses II. Wikimedia