The first half of the book was decently paced, and interesting. I understand it takes place from Cleopatra's first person perspective, and I understand it's historical fiction
, so anything I questioned or thought to be wrong could just be taken that way, but it just felt like it was written too much by a Cleopatra apologist (and I do have me some Cleo love, so it wasn't any dislike of the character). I feel it focused a little bit too much on the men-folk in her life, and the story ended up DRAGGING when it came to Mark Antony's military exploits later in the book. I started skimming and skipping because I was so bored.