Lily of the Nile
With her parents dead, the daughter of Cleopatra and Mark Antony is left at the mercy of her Roman captors. Heir to one empire and prisoner of another, Princess Selene must save her brothers and reclaim what is rightfully hers... In the aftermath of Alexandria's tragic fall, Princess Selene is... show more
With her parents dead, the daughter of Cleopatra and Mark Antony is left at the mercy of her Roman captors. Heir to one empire and prisoner of another, Princess Selene must save her brothers and reclaim what is rightfully hers... In the aftermath of Alexandria's tragic fall, Princess Selene is taken from Egypt, the only home she's ever known. Along with her two surviving brothers, she's put on display as a war trophy in Rome. Selene's captors mock her royalty and drag her through the streets in chains, but on the brink of death, the children are spared as a favor to the emperor's sister, who takes them to live as hostages in the so-called lamentable embassy of royal orphans... Trapped in a Roman court of intrigue that reviles her heritage and suspects her faith, Selene can't hide the hieroglyphics that carve themselves into her flesh. Nor can she stop the emperor from using her for his own political ends. Faced with a new and ruthless Caesar who is obsessed with having a Cleopatra of his very own, Selene is determined to honor her mother's lost legacy. The magic of Egypt and Isis remain within her. Can she succeed where her mother failed? And what will it cost her in a political game where the only rule is win or die?
Publish date: January 4th 2011
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Pages no: 351
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Romance
, African Literature
, Egyptian Literature
Series: Cleopatra's Daughter (#1)
Lily Of The Nile is part one in a series of books about the life of Cleopatra's daughter Selene. Born and raised in Alexandria as the daughter of Cleopatra and Mark Anthony, she lives a privileged life in a place where women are free to be as intelligent as men. After Cleopatra is defeated by Octa...
Possibly not quite a 4 star book, but it was sufficiently interesting that I'll be reading the next one.
I absolutely loved this book! I really liked the historical aspect of it and how it stuck very closely to real events. This book was a beautifully written, realistic novel about a fascinating historical character! I felt like I was being dragged along the streets of Rome right with Selene! I loved h...
This account of Cleopatra's daughter was laughable. I have had a fascination with Cleopatra, Egypt and Rome since I was a child so I have read too many things to count about these topics. But while not all books on the topic are well written or entertaining, Lily of the Nile was probably the worst I...
Well, I can say now that I've read this one. I liked it better than I had Michelle Moran's version of the same story, but it wasn't nearly as entertaining (or interesting) as Adrienne Ashton's Cleopatra's Daughter which was published back in the seventies. This time, there is plenty of supernatural ...