The Alexandrian: A Novel

She ruled a mighty nation and the hearts of the ancient world s greatest men Her beauty was matched only by her passion for life and power Some thought her a ruthless, scheming courtesan Others worshipped her as a goddess In proud defiance of them all, she won in her bedchamber what she could not win on the battlefield the safety of her land and people, the undyingShe ruled a mighty nation and the hearts of the ancient world s greatest men Her beauty was matched only by her passion for life and power Some thought her a ruthless, scheming courtesan Others worshipped her as a goddess In proud defiance of them all, she won in her bedchamber what she could not win on the battlefield the safety of her land and people, the undying respect and love of Julius Caesar and Marc Antony.
The Alexandrian A Novel She ruled a mighty nation and the hearts of the ancient world s greatest men Her beauty was matched only by her passion for life and power Some thought her a ruthless scheming courtesan Others worshi

  • Title: The Alexandrian: A Novel
  • Author: Martha Rofheart
  • ISBN: 9780690011487
  • Page: 326
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “The Alexandrian: A Novel”

    1. "I am the seventh Cleopatra of my name, but I mean for the world to forget all the others and remember me alone." I LOVE this sentence! This sentence ending the first chapter convinced me to buy this book and it did not steer me wrong! This is a well told story of a well known tale. The author managed to add personal and historical depth to the telling. I enjoyed this version of the only Cleopatra that matters to history! Well done, Martha Rofheart!

    2. A compelling novel and I was engrossed from the start as the tale of the legendary Cleopatra a descendent of none other than Alexander the Great unfolds. As Rofheart adeptly reveals Cleopatra’s complex life, the reader gets a very different glimpse of this well-known persona and will be fascinated with their discovery. Is she really as ruthless and scheming as her detractors have portrayed her over the centuries? What influenced or motivated her to make the decisions she made? Moreover, what o [...]

    3. The Alexandrian by Martha RofheartA very different aspect of Cleopatra's story. Always love reading about her. The connection between her and Alexander the Great is a fascinating aspect of history. The Story line is clean and doesn't turn into a mushy love story. This is an easy book to read. We know so much and yet so little about her it's always fun to take a different path with touches of history to encourage us along the way!

    4. i mostly finished this. it wasn't bad, but i had to return it to the library, so it wasn't good enough to renew. the voice given to cleopatra was pretty entertaining. she uses a lot of ! possibly more interesting to YA?

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