"A secret's worth depends on the people from whom it must be kept." (The Shadow of the Wind)
"... and their stories are full of lies, because a story full of lies makes a better story -- Thoth swears it." (The Ptolemies)
Well, lies and secrets, and each book a healthy dose of magical realism, a marvelous way to beat the heat!
|Arsinoe IV, the sister of Cleopatra, whose tomb is believed to be at Ephesus, one of the last of the Ptolemies, a dynasty rivaling the Medici for plots, counterplots, and assassinations. For the story of the last days of these rival sisters, view "Cleopatra, Portrait of a Killer," from the BBC.|