Lord of the Nile - Constance O'Banyon **1.5**

Almost didn't finish.
Strike 1: insta-love
Strike 2: inexplicable characterizations - bipolar characters whose moods or attitudes followed no apparent logic.
Strike 3: Failure to convey the time and place. Just sticking Cleopatra and Cesar into the story does not alone set the scene as ancient egypt. And has the author even seen Egyptian art? A major plot development was based on being able to identify someone by their portrait. Egyptian art is highly stylized and in profile. The only way to identify a person is if their cartouche is present. Suggesting that you could identify a person by their resemblance to a an ancient egyptian portrait, is completely ridiculous.