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Cleopatra's Daughter

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ISBN13: 9780307409133
ISBN10: 0307409139
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The marriage of Marc Antony and Cleopatra is one of the greatest love stories of all time, a tale of unbridled passion with earth-shaking political consequences. Feared and hunted by the powers in Rome, the lovers choose to die by their own hands as the triumphant armies of Antonys revengeful rival, Octavian, sweep into Egypt. Their three orphaned children are taken in chains to Rome; only two- the ten-year-old twins Selene and Alexander-survive the journey. Delivered to the household of Octavians sister, the siblings cling to each other and to the hope that they will return one day to their rightful place on the throne of Egypt. As they come of age, they are buffeted by the personal ambitions of Octavians family and court, by the ever-present threat of slave rebellion, and by the longings and desires deep within their own hearts.

The fateful tale of Selene and Alexander is brought brilliantly to life in Cleopatras Daughter. Recounted in Selenes youthful and engaging voice, it introduces a compelling cast of historical characters: Octavia, the emperor Octavians kind and compassionate sister, abandoned by Marc Antony for Cleopatra; Livia, Octavian's bitter and jealous wife; Marcellus, Octavians handsome, flirtatious nephew and heir apparent; Tiberius, Livias sardonic son and Marcelluss great rival for power; and Juba, Octavians watchful aide, whose honored position at court has far-reaching effects on the lives of the young Egyptian royals.

Selenes narrative is animated by the concerns of a young girl in any time and place-the possibility of finding love, the pull of friendship and family, and the pursuit of her unique interests and talents. While coping with the loss of both her family and her ancestral kingdom, Selene must find a path around the dangers of a foreign land. Her accounts of life in Rome are filled with historical details that vividly capture both the glories and horrors of the times. She dines with the empires most illustrious poets and politicians, witnesses the creation of the Pantheon, and navigates the colorful, crowded marketplaces of the city where Roman-style justice is meted out with merciless authority.

Based on meticulous research, Cleopatras Daughter is a fascinating portrait of imperial Rome and of the people and events of this glorious and most tumultuous period in human history. Emerging from the shadows of the past, Selene, a young woman of irresistible charm and preternatural intelligence, will capture your heart.

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Based on meticulous research, "Cleopatra's Daughter" is a fascinating portrait of imperial Rome and of the people and events of this glorious and most tumultuous period in human history.

About the Author

MICHELLE MORAN is the author of the bestselling Nefertiti and The Heretic Queen. Her experiences at archaeological sites around the world motivated her to write historical fiction and continue to provide inspiration for her novels.

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bookgirl94, April 4, 2012 (view all comments by bookgirl94)
This book grabbed my attention from page one. It created a sense of being back in time and experiencing the events. It was incredibly well written and entertaining. The story of Selene, Cleopatra's daughter,was captivating and I didn't want it to end.
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Imelda, January 2, 2012 (view all comments by Imelda)
By far my FAVORITE read of 2011, and a book I'll read over and over.
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chocolateandcroissants, September 6, 2010 (view all comments by chocolateandcroissants)

Most people know the story of Cleopatra and her love affair with Marc Anthony. For me the story of her children was unknown to me. The story of Cleopatra does not end after the she dies from the snake bite. Cleopatra had three children that survived her, Selene Kleopatra, her twin brother Alexander and a younger brother Ptolemy.

After Octavian conquers Egypt he relocates her children to Rome forcing them to embrace the Roman gods and culture. What I enjoy about Moran's books is not only do I have the opportunity to read a great book, when I turn the last page I feel that I walk away knowing the history of the era. Moran takes the time to research her subject matter. As you read the pages, you can envision young Selene, walking the streets of Rome, studying the architecture and dreaming of her beloved Alexandria. Of course at the end of the book is a brief history of Selene's life after the book ended.

I would truly appreciate a sequel to this novel, chronicling Selene's life as she grew older.

For anyone who wants to read a great book and become engrossed in Cleopatra's daughter's story and life in Rome this is a great novel.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307409133
Author:
Moran, Michelle
Publisher:
Three Rivers Press (CA)
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Biographical fiction
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20100731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x .94 in .75 lb

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