“My general wishes to know why the queen felt it necessary not to introduce him to such an old and dear friend.”

I traveled to Egypt in December 2019 for research for the Eye of Isis novels, set in Alexandria in the time of Cleopatra.

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The detail of the wall carvings in this tomb in Saqqarah are exquisitely lifelike.
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Stalks of lotus, sacred to the ancient Egyptians and today the national flower of Egypt.
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I posted these photos and more on Instagram and told them to find the chess set. Someone replied, “Between the bong & the pretzel bread.” He wasn’t wrong.

“My general wishes to know why the queen felt it necessary not to introduce him to such an old and dear friend.” He correctly identified the look in her eye and said soothingly, “Yes, yes, you’d like to say that Caesar has no claim on the obedience of a loyal subject of the queen of Alexandria and Egypt.” His smile, too, was twisted up by the scar. “But we both know that for the fiction it is, do we not?” — Death of an Eye, 2018

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