This book, second in the trilogy that begins with She, takes place in central Asia (China, Tibet, or Russia -- Haggard never tells us where, exactly, but it's clearly someplace in that vicinity), rather than Africa, but loses nothing for its location. The book's full of adventure -- a great avalanche, a chase by the death hounds, Ayesha's reincarnation, and of course the ultimate battle with Kalloon . . . there's even Ayesha's meeting with her "servants" -- that is shadows and ghosts from beyond and the past. Not to be missed by Haggard fans.