When We Were Gods
A historical adventure thriller of the Roman Empire.
Cleopatra. Caesar. Mark Antony. Augustus.
Only one can rule. Only one can live.
Alexandria, 51 BC: When the young Cleopatra VII assumes the throne of Egypt, the Roman empire rules the Mediterranean with an iron fist. Julius Caesar has shattered the Republic and become Dictator. But Cleopatra is not prepared to be Rome’s puppet. She hatches an audacious plan to change the course of history.
Allied first with Caesar, and then with his protégé Marc Antony, she dares to challenge the might of Rome. What follows is a bloody game of thrones, in the palaces and battlefields of Rome, Greece, Syria and Egypt, that reaches its climax at one of history’s epic battles. Through triumph and disaster Cleopatra does not falter.
Finally, with the future of the entire western world at play, she must either bow her head to Rome – or gamble her ambitions, her country and her life on a man she cannot trust.
‘Makes dry history into a real rip-roaring read.’ Forum Magazine.
‘Spectacular… blazing with intrigue, romance and dramatic action.’ Booklist.
‘This is the riveting story of Egypt’s last and greatest queen. A vivid portrait of an unforgettable woman.’ Publishers Weekly.