From the author who brought you Dracula comes a dark tale of possession and ancient magic. An eccentric archeologist has become obsessed with the mummy of the Egyptian queen Tera. His attempts to raise her from the dead have left him in a catatonic stupor. It now falls on his daughter Margaret and the young lawyer Malcolm Ross to discover the secrets of this ancient curse in time to stop Tera from inflicting her will on Victorian England. Bram Stoker s spine-tingling novel, based on his own interest in Egyptology, helped give rise to a new horror genre featuring mummies."