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Cleopatra's Heir - Gillian Bradshaw
Cleopatra's Heir
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The might and power of Julius Caesar, the man who conquered the known world. The beauty of Cleopatra, the woman who conquered the conqueror. Together they could have forged an empire whose power had never been seen before. Tragically, it was not meant to be. But what of the son who was born of... show more
The might and power of Julius Caesar, the man who conquered the known world. The beauty of Cleopatra, the woman who conquered the conqueror. Together they could have forged an empire whose power had never been seen before. Tragically, it was not meant to be. But what of the son who was born of their passion? Gillian Bradshaw gives us a possible answer in Cleopatra's Heir, a riveting historical novel drawn from meticulous research and a unique historical premise. The young son of Julius Caesar and the fabled Cleopatra, Caesarion was seen by some as the hope of the marriage between Rome and Egypt, by others as the folly of a commander's lust for a wanton foreign schemer. For the new Roman ruler, Octavius, Caesarion is the threat that could topple his dreams of a safe and peaceful Roman Empire. The brutal truth is that Caesarion could not be allowed to live. But what if he somehow managed to survive the inevitable assassination and went underground to hide his identity? How would he find a way to live when he has always chosen and honor, even though his life has been shadowed by forces greater than anyone should have to cope with? Caesarion will travel the lands that he thinks he knows so well only to discover that he knew his people not at all. And only after that discovery, when he loses it all and is forced to confront his humanity, will Caesarion finally come to know friendship, honesty, and love. And the essential truth that a man can be noble and true, bereft of land, titles . . . and even a name. Author Biography: Gillian Bradshaw's historical novel The Sand-Reckoner won the 2001 Alex Award. She is a Cambridge-educated classics scholar and the author of ten historical novels. She lives in England with her family.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780765302298 (0765302292)
ASIN: 765302292
Publisher: Forge Books
Pages no: 448
Edition language: English
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VeganCleopatra
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1.0 Cleopatra's Heir
This book was bordering on a 1 or 2 star rating, but then I read the author's blurb at the back of the book. This blurb dropped that rating from maybe a 2 to definitely a 1 or lower. During the book I felt like Bradshaw was having her characters parrot her opinions about key players in history, such...
Telynor's Library, and then some
Telynor's Library, and then some rated it
3.0
This was one of those novels that I really wanted to like. A fictional 'what-if' story, this is about Caesarion, Julius Caesar's son by Cleopatra, and the idea of what if he had survived his mother's downfall? It's interesting, but there wasn't enough to really keep me going with this one. Only some...
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