We all know about Cleopatra as queen of Egypt, but imagine her teen years – with time travel and intergalactic war and talking cats as teachers (yes, 15 year olds in the future have to go to school…)
Alas, we’ll have to wait until April 2015 for the second in this #diversebooks series: The Thief and the Story.
So, alternate history – thumbs up or thumbs down?
My book talk: Curiosity sends Cleopatra from ancient Egypt to outer space where the teen is hailed as savior of the galaxy – if she survives training school!
If she hadn’t slipped away from boring algebra (does a queen really need math?) for slingshot practice with her pal Gozi, then 15-year-old Cleopatra wouldn’t have found the old temple or the glowing tablet there which transported her from the ancient Nile Valley to the future, where talking cats explain her prophesied arrival.
At Yasiro Academy, Cleo learns alien languages (yawn), algebra (snore), and target practice (ray guns!) as she prepares for intergalactic war against Xerx who is capturing all knowledge stored electronically – and their sector is next!
First graphic novel in the Cleopatra in Space series, Target Practice shows the young queen-to-be facing danger from school dances, warring aliens, and her own impetuous nature. (One of 6,000 books recommended on www.abookandahug.com)