Antony and Cleopatra by Colleen McCullough

Antony and Cleopatra by Colleen McCullough: Antony and Cleopatra by Colleen McCullough is the thrilling and sensational novel. The game of power always brings deaths, crimes, suppression and even oppression. The game of power adopts the shape of fierce war when it is played between the international communities. The great wars are the prove that this cruel game brings nothing but havoc, destruction and disastrous incidents. Humanity is put on the mercy of the deadly weapons and the mankind becomes the prey of the destruction and deterioration. Antony and Cleopatra by Colleen McCullough is based on the second word war and describes the conflict between two forces to get the control of the territory.

The author in the novel covers the very human nature and the keen desire bent on crimes and the gribbles in the sins and the crimes. The world of power has its own rules and principals. These rules and principles sometimes take very serious and dangerous turns. The criminals have very cunning minds and schemes to frightened the common people and to attract the attention of the public as well as the media. Antony and Cleopatra by Colleen McCullough paints the picture of the war between the opposing countries and the cruel realities related with the power politics.

Author McCullough chronicles the massive power struggle for control in the Mediterranean after Julius Caesar‘s death in this epic seventh novel, the latest in her Masters of Rome series. The plot, which takes place between 41 and 27 BC, centres mostly on the political maneuverings and relationships of three larger-than-life figures: the gorgeous and charismatic Mark Antony, the brilliantly methodical Octavian, and the alluring and power-seeking Cleopatra of Egypt.

Antony and Cleopatra by Colleen McCullough

Rivals for control of Rome and its ever-expanding empire, Antony and Octavian, Caesar’s legal successor, rapidly understand that shared government of Roman territory would fail, and each becomes obsessed with acquiring control of Caesar’s legacy. Following his fruitless operations against Parthia in the East, Antony falls enamored with the rich queen Cleopatra, who is determined to crown Caesarion, her son by Caesar, ruler of Rome.

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Antony and Cleopatra by Colleen McCullough

Octavian, no slacker, has been busy planning and manipulating people in order to strengthen his influence in Rome and Italia, as well as to discredit Antony. The parties’ clash is both impending and unavoidable. The stakes are tremendous, with the Mediterranean as their battleground and Rome as the prize, and loss will bring humiliation and death.

McCullough brings the tale forward quickly, with compelling details of Antony’s catastrophic march to Phraaspa and the Battle of Actium. She goes to great lengths to bring even her minor characters to life: the patient Octavia, the coldly calculating Livia, the young and promising Caesarion, and the devoted Marcus Agrippa. McCullough’s rigorous research and skillful narrative combine to bring a unique perspective on an old and familiar subject in this page-turner loaded with great drama, tragedy, and insightful psychological insight.

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Antony and Cleopatra by Colleen McCullough

McCullough’s understanding of Roman history is broad and comprehensive. Her superb and painstakingly researched tale features a cast of historical individuals with vividly imagined and masterfully developed reasons, emotions, weaknesses, and anxieties. The splendor of ancient Rome is brought to life as a timeless human story unfolds against the dramatic background of the Republic’s dying days.

While politics and warfare were clearly the domains of males in ancient Rome, women were skilled at utilising their wits and charms to achieve influence outside of their usual area. Cleopatra, the cruel, golden-eyed queen, invites Antony to her court and bed, but she guards her heart carefully. Cleopatra, a ruler first and a woman second, has just one desire: to install her son on his father, Julius Caesar’s, empty throne.
Octavian, too, has a powerful woman on his side: his beautiful wife, raven-haired Livia Drusilla, who learns to wield silent authority to aid her husband in his ascension. As the narrative nears its inevitable climax, with conflicts on land and sea, intrigue and murder, love and politics become inextricably linked.

If you’re looking for an authentic legal thriller with plenty of twists and turns, Antony and Cleopatra by Colleen McCullough is for you.

About the Writer:

Colleen McCullough was born in Australia. A neuropathologist, she established the department of neurophysiology at the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney before working as a researcher and teacher at Yale Medical School for ten years. Her writing career began with the publication of Tim, followed by The Thorn Birds, a record-breaking international bestseller. She lives on Norfolk Island in the South Pacific with her husband, Ric Robinson.

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