January 31st – just squeaking in under the wire to write the blog post that I challenged myself to do once each month for the first quarter of the year. I was thinking of writing something else entirely when an Armitageworld friend brought this to my attention:
If I had to paint a picture of my reaction to the publication of this book…a sequel 20 years in the asking…it would be something like this:
Once upon a time, almost four years ago, Jazzbaby and I found out that we both had really enjoyed Anne Rice’s The Mummy, or Ramses the Damned. Rice is perhaps best known for her vampire novels and I’ve read and enjoyed a number of the adventures of Rice’s generations of vamps, but I really, really loved The Mummy, so it was fun to talk about the book with someone who also shared another interest with me. *cough* This other shared interest led us to a common Armitageworld occupation – dReAmcasting.
Jazz and I worked our way through the main characters in The Mummy and by the end came to the conclusion that Richard Armitage would be a great choice to play an ancient king turned immortal wanderer who still suffered acutely from all too mortal emotions and decisions.
Looking back, I stand behind all of our dReAmcasting choices, and I can’t wait to get my hands on the new book so I can read it with Richard Armitage in mind as Ramses the Damned. Move over Matthew Clairmont (as it happens, apparently that role has been taken anyway) there’s a new supernatural being in town!!