Monday, April 9, 2018

Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours Book Review: Cleopatra Unconquered




Cleopatra Unconquered by Helen R. Davis
Publication Date: December 2, 2015
Savant Books & Publications LLC
eBook &
Paperback; 328 Pages
Genre: Alternative Historical Fiction






The first book of three in a richly imagined ancient world where the course of history is altered by one battle. In this world, Antony and Cleopatra triumph at the Battle of Actium, and Cleopatra emerges as a queen, stateswoman, and politician. Those around her come to life as the reader returns to those days to live them with her.

"The first in a series, Cleopatra Unconquered by Helen R. Davis is a treat for those fascinated by Egypt and the lost glories of antiquity. The author weaves the fruits of her careful research into a fascinating combination of both the historical fiction and fantasy genres. It gives readers a look into history as it was, as well as into what might have been." - Elena Marie Vidal, author of The Paradise Tree


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Review: I have a great fondness for Helen R. Davis' books. I thoroughly enjoyed Evita: My Argentina and even more Isabella Unashamed.

Cleopatra has always been a favorite historical character for me. I've had an interest in Egyptian history since high school and that even extends to watching Ancient Aliens on the History Channel. I love what ifs.

In this story its what if Cleopatra's history had changed in her favor.

This is a wonderful book for those who want a little more than just history.  I'm fast becoming a fan of alternate histories. In fact, I want to drop a hint that Mary Queen of Scots should get a book!h

This book gives you both a good retelling of Cleopatra's life, until fiction takes in.

A great read!

Rating: 5 flowers

About the Author
Helen R. Davis is an American author. Her first novel, Evita: My Argentina was previously published as Evita: My Life and republished with Custom Book Publications in Hong Kong. Her second novel, CLEOPATRA UNCONQUERED, which is the first in a series, imagines a world in which Antony and Cleopatra, rather than Augustus Caesar, are the victors of the Battle of Actium. the sequel, CLEOPATRA VICTORIOUS, will be released soon, followed by the titles CLEOPATRA MAGNIFICA and CLEOPATRA TRIUMPHANT. Her third novel, or at least, her third historical novel/alternate history, THE MOST HAPPY, was published with Callipe Editorial, based out of Madrid Spain, on July 25th, 2017.

For more information, please visit Helen Davis' website. You can also connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.


Blog Tour Schedule
Monday, April 2
Review at Teaser Addicts Book Blog

Tuesday, April 3
Feature at Passages to the Past

Wednesday, April 4
Review at 100 Pages a Day

Friday, April 6
Review & Excerpt at WTF Are You Reading?

Monday, April 9
Review at A Chick Who Reads

Wednesday, April 11
Excerpt at My Reading Corner

Friday, April 13
Review at History From a Woman's Perspective

Sunday, April 15
Feature at Clarissa Reads it All

Monday, April 16
Feature at Donna's Book Blog

Thursday, April 19
Review at Carole's Ramblings

Friday, April 20
Review at Cup of Sensibility

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Cleopatra Unconquered


2 comments:

Amy Bruno said...

Thank you so much for hosting Helen's blog tour! I am thrilled that you enjoyed Cleopatra Unconquered!

Amy
HF Virtual Book Tours

Helen Davis said...

Thank you and delighted you liked it. As for Mary Queen of Scots, that would be interesting! Do you think, though, she would have done the same to Elizabeth I if the situations had been reversed? Also Scotland doing what England did with colonization leads for all kinds of what ifs!

 
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