The Splendor of Antiquity
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The Splendor of Antiquity

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Blurring the boundaries between reality and fantasy, can faith and science unite to save two desolate hearts? Will love triumph over rumor and deceit, and can a man and a woman put history aside and rediscover just how deep their passion for each other lies? Antiquity follows French Archaeologists Joliette Deneauve and Olivier Botton, as they grapple with the mystic implic...more
Paperback, Second , 134 pages
Published November 20th 2009 by Twisted Knickers Publications (first published April 30th 2007)
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♡ Sassy ~ Amy ♡
This is told in the first person in the point of view of an ancient babylonian king whose bones are found by an archaeologist. It was an enjoyable story & i did like it. For me it took a while to get started & it was so descriptive in describing each and every moment that it took a while to really get what was happening.

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"We survived our return to France without incident, but that really depends on how one defines the word incident. Having my skull seperated from my body was an...more
Darcia Helle
I loved everything about this book. The narrator is a dead Babylonian king. Joliette, the main character, is an archeologist who grapples with love and trust and her strong attraction toward digging up dead things. The characters and the plot are unique and utterly captivating.

A line Ms. Gardner wrote within this book captured how I felt about much of it: "... silken words draped over sorrow." The beauty of the words often had me stopping to re-read sentences. This is not a long book but it is o...more
Brandy Hunt
I think I finally know why Gardner's work fascinates me so. It combines my love of the bump in the dark with prose that reminds me of Jane Austen, you know if Jane Austen had liked to wear black and smoke unfiltered cigarettes.

Yeah, kind of like that. Excellent book, completely unexpected ending. As always, Cheryl delivers.
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Cheryl Anne Gardner is a hopeless dark romantic, lives in a haunted house, and often channels the spirits of Poe, Kafka, and de Sade. She prefers novellas and flash fiction to writing bios because she always seems to forget what point of view she is in. When she isn’t writing, she likes to chase marbles on a glass floor, eat lint, play with sharp objects, and make taxidermy dioramas with dead flie...more
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