The Jewel of Seven Stars

By Bram Stoker

This vintage horror novel by way of the writer of Dracula, Bram Stoker, is the unique Mummy tale. An archaeologist hatches an evil plan to resurrect Queen Tera, an old Egyptian mummy.

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