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Elizabeth Rose (Providence Series) [Kindle Edition]

Janus Gangi
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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Book Description

When vampires and angels join forces against humanity nothing matters but survival.
The final stand on ancient ground, when blood saturates desert sand and the only sounds are the walls falling and mothers wailing with their children... is this the end?
We never thought it was possible, yet here it faces us and there's no way out.
The Eye of Ra is all that's left between us and obliteration - goddess save us!

This is what Author Bonita Franks says about Elizabeth Rose...

Janus is a good name for an author who looks both ways: one set of eyes to the real, the tangible--the everyday sounds of conversation, the drool of camels and the authentic cadences of Syrian street talk; the other looks to the surreal--to the apocalyptic visions of dizzying magic and impossible dreams. “Their precious life forces slowly dripped like a shower of crimson teardrops into the receptacle below . . . . the odor of rotting flesh hung like a blanket in the stagnant air . . . .”
I found myself almost mesmerized looking at a rich tapestry of magical people and places, alongside the actual sights and sounds of Syria. Janus’ prose catches the reader up in her elaborate, exotic detail. We see the tents, the musicians, the dances: “The sea of flames sent waves of embers streaming out behind her like tiny fairies . . . .” And just when we think the magic will permeate us completely, there comes the sound of SUV’s and pickups!
Elizabeth Rose is a masterful juxtaposition of real and surreal. I almost want to find music that some master could compose to play while I read. I imagine the music accompanied by a hooded cobra, sinuous and hypnotic, winding tales as old as the universe. Great job, Janus Gangi Author

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  • File Size: 169 KB
  • Print Length: 65 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007WREDO8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,050,859 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars beautiful story April 25, 2012
By TreeTx
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a short story with amazing detail! Beautifully written with great descriptions. You feel the intense emotions during the battle scenes as well as feel the love that Elizabeth and Vincent share. I loved the building of intensity Janus writes in her story. The characters interact very well with each other. Great story.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Short April 24, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
This is the frist work I have read from this author. It is a richly woven tale the brings to life the area and the people from ancient Egypt. Set in a time with Vampires and Angels working together to take over the area and make the humans slaves. The story is told by Elizabeth Rose and her charming husband Vincent. There is an heir of mystery in the words. The beautfil culture and lives of the people are bright to life from the pages with her eloquent words.
A definate must read. Loved it.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing short story April 23, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Author Janus Gangi and her recent novel Elizabeth Rose is one of a kind. Janus Gangi has managed to weave vampire and angel into a beautiful piece of finely sewn lace. The story takes place in ancient Egypt and the character Elizabeth will mesmerize you with a special blend of her own unique storytelling, with such grace that you will feel like you are there listening to her. Vincent Blair, well I have two words: charming and lethal. Janus has pulled in some very accurate and incredible research on cultures here, and this is a must read for anyone. Great job Janus, and thank you.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great short April 23, 2012
By Poppet
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a magical short story mostly set in the past when angels and vampires ran rampant through ancient Egypt. It's one heck of a read with the walls of an ancient stronghold falling when split by angels (a fabulous alternative view on some of our old stories), and rich with culture most of us will never see, smell, or experience. It's an evocative tale which is a precursor to another book (Stolen Moments). A really enjoyable *lose yourself somewhere foreign* quick read.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cerebral horror fiction. May 25, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
One thing in standard horror is the fast-paced action that the readers of that genre seem to expect. THIS IS NOT THAT TYPE OF STORY.

Elizabeth Rose is a well-crafted tale that has sweeping scenery and a literary feel that is seldom found in these stories of vampires...or vampyres (as there is apparently a difference in Janus Gangi's "Providence" series). It is obvious that Ms. Gangi has a love for the Middle Eastern culture and it shows.

Admittedly, this may not be a book for everybody. Yes, it had angels and lycans and vampires...but it is not your typical horror. It has depth and shows a potential for an entire world where the reader can become a witness through the eyes of very believable characters.

This tale is mostly a story-within-a-story as Elizabeth Rose recounts a significant moment in her history. I have a feeling this is a launch pad of something wonderful and will be eager to read more as the series unfolds.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Pleasant read but... May 16, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I must say that the story is quite interesting, and I was attracted to the descriptions of Syria -- geographical and cultural.
There is the need of prompt editing for punctuation, especially the use of commas, semi-colons and "--". I also found quite a few glitches in verb tenses.
I do not read Arabic, but I do read French. It is my opinion that if a foreign language is included this should be with done correctly, especially if a leading vampire is speaking -- vampire leaders are supposed to be perfect.
Once the above is corrected I am sure that I could enjoy the story in all its worth.
BTW, the story is told in just the right "length." Not too short... Not too long...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Vivid storytelling! February 21, 2013
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I've had this on my list of must-reads for some while now, but that mental list gets lost when you look at your Kindle library. I'm sorry it took me so long, but I'm glad I finally got to it...because, as short stories go, this is a humdinger.
It's almost like to reading a full-length novel there is so much in such a short space! That, by the way, isn't a bad thing at all, because the richness of the detail, culture and legends leaps off the page at you and draws you in.
I like how Janus Gangi draws two separate times and tales together, using the method of bards of old, and the telling is vivid and intense. Read this slowly to savour the detail, and if you get a bit lost, no worries, go back a bit to re-savour it! Elisabeth Rose is an excellent starter, I believe, to the main course - the Stolen Moments novels (which I can't wait to sink my teeth into!).
Even now, hours after finishing it, I can see the Taurus Mountains, smell the devastation of Jericho...and the little twist in the tale at the very end will stay with me for a long time.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So much for so little May 9, 2012
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This story was eloquently written, bringing the reader into the tribes of the Middle East and throwing them into battle along-side the main characters. The cultural narrative, describing the foods they ate the clothes they wore and the games they played brought to life the beauty of a place some of us have misunderstood for some time. The accuracy of the background subjects within the story made it a quality not quantity read. I will be reading the next installment to the Providence Series.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Not your typical vampyre story
If you're looking for a horror type vampire story, this book is not for you. There are vampyres, angels and other creatures but the conflict is not all blood and guts. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Greta Burroughs
4.0 out of 5 stars Good
I found this book to be a curious mix of modern and old, myth and reality, together with angels and vampires (to mention just two 'beings') - and yet it worked. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Julie Elizabeth Powell
5.0 out of 5 stars What more can be said?
I think the majority of other reviewers have done a fantastic job of telling readers why they should buy/read this book, so I'll try not to be repetitious. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Jan Taylor
5.0 out of 5 stars Good story
I really liked this one. I liked that there was a story within a story.
It was well written and I will look forward to reading more from this author.
Published 18 months ago by Judith Thrush
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating Mythology
I really enjoyed reading this short story. It's very different, mixing many mythologies...but it doesn't become muddled. I loved how Ms. Ganji describes the setting. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Rebecca Poole
4.0 out of 5 stars An intriguing short novel by a first class author.
Elizabeth Rose is an intriguing novelette by one of the best fantasy authors. The book is set in ancient Syria and Ms.Gangi has obviously done her research on the subject. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Robert H Burroughs
5.0 out of 5 stars Earth Shattering
This is the first book I have ever read from Janus Gangi, and to be honest it blew me away. Never really thought a book that was only 65 pages long could have such a huge impact on... Read more
Published 20 months ago by Matthew Carter
5.0 out of 5 stars Very complex story
This was an enchanting, interesting short story.Not your ordinary vampire tale.What I love the most was all of history wrapped up in this tale. Read more
Published 21 months ago by BrendaRomine
5.0 out of 5 stars Brave old world
I was fascinated by this brief novella in which the world of Providence and its archetypes are introduced to the reader in a compelling narrative. Read more
Published 21 months ago by A. E. Drury
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully Written
This story is so beautifully written and unique that you can not help but to get absorbed and be drawn into Janus Gangi's world. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Jenn
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More About the Author

Janus Gangi is a native New Yorker and Native American, in which blood has always been a part of her life. After graduating from Flushing High School, where she majored in music, she was a professional singer/songwriter for a short while. She then went on to medical school and became a Hematology Technologist. She worked for a major non-profit organization, where she was involved in distributing the latest AIDS research information to the top doctors in the United States. She then attended Bible School for six years and went on to be ordained and founded a ministry in New York City. In the early nineties, she moved to East Tennessee where she returned to her roots in the Pagan tradition and went back to school. She now holds degrees in Religious Studies and Psychology in addition to her previous ones. She is an avid amateur Egyptologist, and now enjoys her new found love, writing

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