This books gives a perfect way to get more knowlege of anicent history (570-575 BC). By the eyes of egyptian princess it tells about Darius the Great, how he became a king of Persia. I found a lot of interesting fact of previous dynasty of Cyrus and Cambyses. But it not just a dry historical facts. It is a great roman about love and fate. Little be hard to start, but fully captivating later on!