Kleopatra by Karen Essex

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High drama and ancient history combine in this novel of the early life of Egypt's infamous queen, at once a beautiful seductress, brilliant politician, and the most powerful ruler of her time.
 

About Karen Essex

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karen essex is an award-winning journalist, a screenwriter, and the author of two acclaimed biographical novels, Kleopatra and Pharaoh.
 
Published May 5, 2009 by Grand Central Publishing. 400 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In contrast to many authors who wish to humanize Kleopatra and focus only on her life as a woman, Essex chooses to explore her subject's absolute dedication to the political intrigues of her time, and her connection to Greek culture (hence the unusual spelling of her name).

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The second volume of Essex's Kleopatra series, which picks up as the 22-year-old queen of Egypt returns from exile in Rome, overflows with war, sex, political intrigue and the fruits of Essex's assiduous research on everything from ancient Egyptian religious ceremonies to traffic laws in Julius C...

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Karen Essex presents her vision of the great queen of Egypt in this captivating novel rich in detail and, if anything, filled with more historical minutiae than the first volume, KLEOPATRA.

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Between her astute advisors and her personal visions, Kleopatra chooses the path that takes her into exile with the king, saving her from certain death at the hands of her own flesh and blood, and building alliances that ultimately benefit her reign and Egypt.

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Queen Kleopatra becomes pregnant with her lover Julius Caesar's child.

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