Today Caramel reviews the sixth and last book in Mike Maihack’s graphic novel series Cleopatra in Space: Queen of the Nile. As usual, Sprinkles is taking notes and asking questions.
(Caramel already reviewed the first book Target Practice, the second book The Thief and the Sword, the third book Secret of the Time Tablets, the fourth book The Golden Lion, and the fifth book Fallen Empire in the series.)
Sprinkles: So Caramel, end of an era, you finally read the last book in the Cleopatra in Space series.
S: So tell us about it.
C: Queen of the Nile is the name of the book. It’s about Cleo learning that her mom was able to do the pink fire thingy. I’m not sure what it is exactly. But what it means is that everyone in her family who could do that thing could be the person to fulfill the prophecy.
S: Ooh, so can you remind us what the prophecy was?
C: She is supposed to save the galaxy from the evil rule of Xaius Octavian. But now we learn that all her descendants and ancestors could also be the savior. And in the end that is kind of what happens.
S: Hmm, that is not terribly clear, and I’m intrigued. But I am not going to ask you to open it up too much more because I’m afraid it will lead us to spoilers.
C: Yes, but you can feel good that the books end well.
S: That is good to know. And does Cleo eventually go back to her own time?
C: Yes, but all I’ll tell you is that she will go back when she defeats her enemy. And people think she dies in the battle, but then they look at their history books. And the rest is history, as they say.
S: So you enjoyed this last book, right?
C: Yes. a lot. It wrapped up the story really well. But I’m still wondering if there will be a seventh book.
S: Well, this one is supposed to be the last of the series. But as far as I understand, the animated TV series has gone to a third season. Apparently they do not follow the books very closely but you get to see Cleo and her friends figuring things out.
C: I liked the episodes we watched. Maybe I can convince you to watch more of them?
S: Hmm, we will see. So tell me your three words to describe this book.
C: Colorful, exciting, and suspenseful!
S: Ooh, that is good! So interesting things happen in this one!
C: Yes! Very much so. Lots of action and lots of things happen. It is over two hundred pages of action and fun!
S: That sounds good! So will you be reading and rereading this book, too?
C: Yep, I already read it ten times! Or maybe thirteen, not sure.
S: That is a lot. Both you and Marshmallow like rereading books! Okay, I can see you are getting into the book again, and will likely dive into your fourteenth read. So let us wrap this up. What do you want to tell our readers?
C: Stay tuned for more book bunny reviews!