The Princess of Egypt Must Die
Before she became one of Egypt's greatest queens, she was a lonely princess who ached to belong...Princess Arsinoe came of age in the glittering court of Ptolemaic Egypt. Abused by her ruthless sister, a pawn in the dynastic ambitions of her father, and dismissed by the king who claimed her for a... show more
Before she became one of Egypt's greatest queens, she was a lonely princess who ached to belong...Princess Arsinoe came of age in the glittering court of Ptolemaic Egypt. Abused by her ruthless sister, a pawn in the dynastic ambitions of her father, and dismissed by the king who claimed her for a bride, young Arsinoe finds herself falling in love with a young man forbidden to her. She dreams of a great destiny, but if she is ever to rule Egypt, she must first survive the nest of vipers otherwise known as her family.(This novelette by the acclaimed author of LILY OF THE NILE and SONG OF THE NILE originally appeared in the ETERNAL SPRING anthology of Young Adult Fiction. It is approximately 11k words long.)
Pages no: 55
Edition language: English
This is a really REALLY short story. In E book form it's very misleading, it has an exerp of Lily of the Nile at the end. The story isn't particularly happy but it is filled with romance and forbidden love. It also has a very abrupt ending and it left me wanting more. I think I would have liked...
This is too YA for me - certain historical issues. But Dray does seem to have good taste in reading material. If you are into young adult you might want to check this out.
I hated the author's Lily of the Nile but as this is short and free, I'm going to give it a go.After reading...I simply do not like Dray's writing. The synopsis for the short story is better written and more interesting than the entirety of the story itself. Arsinoe's sister is not shown to be ruthl...
This is another juicy slice of historical awesomeness from Stephanie Dray. I've fallen hard for Dray's Cleopatra's Daughter series, a kind of magical historical trilogy that is dark, unapologetic, epic, and fun. So when I saw this short story, I did grabby hands and got started.I know nothing of t...
3.5 stars. A short story for meant for young adults, and I mean, really really short. I was reading the Kindle version and thought I had more to go but the rest of the book turned out to be an excerpt for the author's novel Lily of the Nile (which I have read, by the way, and it is the book that mad...
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