When We Were Gods

A Novel of Cleopatra

By Colin Falconer
(Three Rivers Press, Paperback, 9780609808894, 512pp.)

Publication Date: March 26, 2002

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Falconer recreates Cleopatra's life, but, more importantly, turns her into a fierce and vulnerable three-dimensional character of flesh and blood, whose every thought and emotion is vivid and believable.

Praise For When We Were Gods

“A sensual and imaginative portrait of a great queen’s life and times, her fortunes played out against a backdrop of rich pageantry.” —bookreporter.com

“In a prose style as provocative as the scent of Lebanese cedar and vivid as Eastern sun on white marble, Falconer interweaves the themes of power and politics, love and desire. . . . ” —Library Journal

“Spectacular historical fiction blazing with intrigue, romance, and dramatic action. The author interweaves the fast-paced narrative with authentic period details that vivify the exotic splendor of ancient Egypt. Falconer paints an enthralling fictional portrait of one of the most powerful and beguiling women of all ages." —Booklist

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