I finally finished this book - it took me almost 2 months because it's over 900 pages. It was a fascinating book about a subject I knew nothing about. I never got bored with it, but I'm glad to be through with it. Very well written. Told from Cleopatra's perspective, there is a lot of historical fact in the book. A lot of conjecture as well, since Cleopatra left no actual memoirs. I rated this book 4 out of 5.