I am a fan of historical fiction, and I like the way Margaret George has written this book about Cleopatra. She begins with Cleopatra’s childhood and continues through the private and public events of her life. Her story flows easily on the page, with descriptions of Alexandria, the Nile and Rome that engage all the senses. If you are a fan of this sort of fiction, I recommend this book to you.
Here is how Goodreads describes the book:
“Bestselling novelist Margaret George brings to life the glittering kingdom of Cleopatra, Queen of the Nile, in this lush, sweeping, and richly detailed saga. Told in Cleopatra’s own voice, this is a mesmerizing tale of ambition, passion, and betrayal, which begins when the twenty-year-old queen seeks out the most powerful man in the world, Julius Caesar, and does not end until, having survived the assassination of Caesar and the defeat of the second man she loves, Marc Antony, she plots her own death rather than be paraded in triumph through the streets of Rome.
Most of all, in its richness and authenticity, it is an irresistible story that reveals why Margaret George’s work has been widely acclaimed as “the best kind of historical novel, one the reader can’t wait to get lost in.”