Sir Henry Rider Haggard, ( – ), known as H. Rider Haggard, was an English writer of adventure novels set in exotic locations, predominantly Africa. Project Gutenberg · 58, free ebooks · 68 by H. Rider Haggard. Ayesha, the Return of She by H. Rider Haggard. No cover available. Hard on twenty years have gone by since that night of Leo’s vision — the most awful years, perhaps, which were ever endured by men.

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Ayesha: The Return of She, by H. Rider Haggard

Were it not so, he, in his own way a very religious man, one who held, as I knew, strict opinions on such matters, would never have purposed to commit the wickedness of suicide. She is credited as an inspiration for J.

Nay, I am sure that it is so. Ayesha meanwhile writes her memoirs, including her later meeting with Allan in the third book, She and Allan, and her plans to restore the cult of Isis when she becomes Queen of the World because Ayesha is rturn like that.

Ayesha: The Return of She (She #2) by H. Rider Haggard

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I’m adding an extra star here. I shrink from attempting too long a book, though my notes and memory would furnish me with sufficient material for volumes. Let ayesja give life another chance.

Ayesha: The Return of She

The battle was excellent though, and the supernatural elements were just creepy enough to satisfy. Oct 01, Rex Libris rated it liked it. My death is very near to me, and of this I am glad, for I desire to pursue the quest in other realms, as it has returm promised to me that I shall do. They manage to kill him in the pursuit, but they know others are after them, so they seek shelter at the only nearby place which will protect them – Hesea’s volcano.


I finished reading this book and I felt like I came back from another world.

Many people will have a hard sje fitting their mind into that box. I read the Dutch translation of the book. In this book Ayesha slaughters thousands, and Leo is not too upset with that hagagrd to keep loving her. This is the second novel of four in Haggard’s Ayesha Series, the others being: The continuing adventures of Holly and Leo.

Then suddenly high up in the vault, miles and miles away, I saw a little light and thought that a planet had appeared to keep me company. 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 ayeshx.

Everything about BENITA feels a little silly and don’t get me started on the cheesy romance bitsbut it’s certainly an amusing hagggard way to pass an afternoon.

I found it less catchy than “SHE” but nevertheless I kept on reading. The divinity and m She, the first volume of the “She” stories, ends with a thrilling conclusion.

Celtic and Norse in Tolkien’s Middle-earth. Then northward, ever northward, above the plains, till we reached a place of mountains capped with eternal snow. A mixed vision, this of yours, Leo, with its mountain peak shaped like a crux-ansata and the rest. They make a dash to the foot of the retun, where they are caught by Rassen, but after a desperate struggle they manage to kill the Khan and his hounds.

I like the layers of h.rideer, everyone is flawed and both the heroines are quite evil in their way. It’s twenty years after the events in havgard, and the same nameless editor of the first book receives another parcel from Horace Holly, containing another manuscript and an artifact.

Mar 07, Manali Bonde rated it it was amazing. In the ensuing holocaust, Ayesha obliterates Atene’s h.ridet and lays waste to Kaloon, while her own army reaches the city without the loss of a single man. It was a sullen August evening, and after we had dined we walked upon the shore, listening to the slow surge of the waves and watching the lightning flicker from the bosom of a distant cloud. He was also involved in agricultural reform and improvement in the British Empire.


Apr 21, Lisa Harmonybites rated it liked it Shelves: Who, though, is Ayesha? It h.ridet such a fascinating, exciting work that falls somewhere between the “lost world” and “fantasy” genres. The film combines elements from all the books in the series. Does she not thus lead you through life to that peak which lies beyond the Gates of Death? He seemed to favor more letting Ayesha spin the tale of her past and thread in Eastern mysticism throughout her history rooted in the ancient world of the Egyptians, Greeks and Arabians and let her musings on her love, their fates, and the great unseen powers driving the world become his lyrical output.

Leo demands that Ayesha must give herself to him immediately, and she yields to his h.ridef. Both the back story the history of Ayesha, Kallikrates and Amenartas and the current struggles are pretty cool to read, combining strange savages with lost civilizations and treasures. You dreamed that you were alone in the vast universe. We learn a bit more about Ayesha, and the magic she has. Their coming had been expected, and even though Holly and Leo feel they are close to Ayesha, the question is will they find her, and if they do, then what?

Ayesha: The Return of She, by H. Rider Haggard

The Return of She”. Dec 29, Paulo rated it liked it. It was a stormy dawn.