Cleopatra 53-52 BC: Gold Is Where You Find It ~or~ Supersize Me! – Marian Marion Kebab

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Humorous historical fiction (2nd in series), occurring at the time of a 16 yr old Cleopatra (5 yrs before Caesar, and 15 yrs before Marc Antony). Not for the kiddies: adult themes and situations, but nothing graphic.

An out-of-the-box romp through Ptolemaic Egypt, without elitist aristocratic snobbery and posturing. Even Cleopatra, her father the Pharaoh, and Caesar (he’s in Gaul) are all real people: people you’d recognize from your neighborhood … like that opera singer across the street that picks the oddest times to practice and rattles your windows aiming straight at them.

Cleopatra is learning to rule, faced with the bankruptcy of Egypt and a crippling debt to Rome ,,, all caused by her father. She becomes co-regent then queen, sharing the throne with her father (no fiction, so far). The stories center around her schemes to raises finances, and the personalities of people that do the real work outside the royal court. Women call the shots, men do the sweat labor.

53-52 BC follows the same individuals as the first book, plus a few more needed to work all the moving pieces in state organized tomb robbing. Visit actual tombs in the Valley of Kings, while the law of unexpected consequences pushes the narrative. See what happens when a bright entrepreneur gets just a little bit of startup funding.

Scholars, scribes, priestesses, working girls, military, sailors, bandits, pirates, assassins, crocodiles, scorpions … and a small dog. What’s not to like? More complete descriptions and all sorts of supplementary information on the website (listed on the Amazon author page).