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* Please note: this is a pre-owned book in good condition. Sadly, this book is no longer in print.

Author: Adèle Geras

Reading age: Year 4+

Summary: ‘Cleopatra’ is a compelling historical novel that takes you on a captivating journey through the life of one of history’s most iconic figures. Drawing inspiration from the legendary Queen of Egypt, the author weaves a rich tapestry of political intrigue, romance, and personal struggles, presenting a vivid portrayal of Cleopatra and her era. The story delves into the life of Cleopatra, exploring her rise to power, her alliances, and her relationships. Ancient Egypt is brought to life with vivid descriptions of palaces, bustling cities, and the vast Nile River.


You see both Cleopatra’s strengths and weaknesses showing that although she was a Queen, she still had both.

The interactions and appearances from the likes of Julius Caesar and Mark Antony to Cleopatra’s family members and confidants, adds layers of complexity to the story.

The pacing of the story is well-balanced, alternating between moments of intense drama and quieter, simpler scenes.

The diary style allows you to see inside Cleopatra’s heart and to understand her life as a woman in power.

Star rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️  5/5

Reviewed by: Tara Cross @_tarasteaching

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