Throne of Isis

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What to expect

Cleopatra, queen of Egypt, was the most powerful woman of the ancient Mediterranean and the only person standing between Rome and its dominion over the world. She was wife to Julius Caesar and bore his only son. After his death, she took his greatest general, Mark Antony, as her lover and consort—and as her partner in a vast political enterprise. Together, they strove to unite Egypt and Rome under one throne.

Throne of Isis shows us an extraordinary woman wielding the power to which she was born. Here is the Cleopatra who took the throne of Egypt and held it, despite Rome, for nearly thirty years. Here is the woman who spoke twelve languages, studied philosophy and the arts, and could debate with the greatest scholars of the age. Here is the woman who fell in love with a man she meant to use. And here is historical fiction at its best.

Critics Review

  • “Some finely rendered details of Egyptian life and one spirited love affair.”

    Publishers Weekly
  • “Seduction, power, politics, and magic are the order of the day.”

    Library Journal
  • “A marvelously entertaining tapestry…Tarr never loses sight of the human side of history…Such memorable characters, settings, and situations make this a welcome addition to general fiction collections.”

  • “Conlin’s semi-voiced reading is slow, with a musical, bell-like quality that imparts a little magic of its own to what has been described as one of the world’s greatest love stories.” 

  • “Tarr’s historical outline is unexceptionable, her wealth of cultural detail impeccable.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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