A woman determined to rule alone.

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

The Temple of Horus at Edfu.
The nileometer at Edfu. It would flood when the Nile did.
Cleopatra’s own cartouche inside the Temple of Horus at Edfu.

Cleopatra sat very still on her throne, her hands resting on its arms, her spine straight, her face without expression. Attach a ceremonial beard and she would look just like the cartouche of Hatshepsut on that worthy’s tomb in the Valley of the Kings. Another forward-thinking queen of Egypt, energetic, ambitious, a tremendous builder, a proponent of trade.

A woman determined to rule alone, against a tradition that had stood with very few exceptions for four thousand years. — Death of an Eye, 2018

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Author and founder of Storyknife.org.

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  1. I love seeing those pictures. I’ve also just ordered the book from my favorite Indie store. And I always enjoy your emails. Thanks for all the good reading you have give my husband and me over the years! I hope you are safe and healthy up in Alaska!

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