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.

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The Temple of Horus at Edfu.
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Horus.
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The nileometer at Edfu. It would flood when the Nile did.
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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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Chatter Eye of Isis

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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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