18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
Excellent, gripping, totally real,
This review is from: Kleopatra (Hardcover)
Couldn't put this down. I hate to think how much research went into the writing of this book, but the good news is, the research doesn't "show" or get in the way of the story. Kleopatra is a fascinating character study of a very clever woman facing incredible odds. One of the few really gripping stories I've read in the past several years, I was hooked from the beginning. Karen Essex took me to a complex world that is not only totally real, but filled with fascinating people and events. I can't get the images of ancient Egypt out of my head, and when I wasn't reading, all I wanted to do was get back to the book.
Kleopatra is marvelous, a book I wouldn't hesitate to recommend to anyone.