Lily of the Nile

Lily of the Nile

eBook - 2011
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Heiress of one empire and prisoner of another, it is up to the daughter of Cleopatra to save her brothers and reclaim what is rightfully hers... To Isis worshippers, Princess Selene and her twin brother Helios embody the divine celestial pair who will bring about a Golden Age. But when Selene's parents are vanquished by Rome, her auspicious birth becomes a curse. Trapped in an empire that reviles her heritage and suspects her faith, the young messianic princess struggles for survival in a Roman court of intrigue. She can't hide the hieroglyphics that carve themselves into her hands, nor can she stop the emperor from using her powers for his own ends. But faced with a new and ruthless Caesar who is obsessed with having a Cleopatra of his very own, Selene is determined to resurrect her mother's dreams. 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?
Publisher: [S.I.] : Penguin Publishing Group, 2011.
ISBN: 9781101478325
Branch Call Number: eBOOK OVERDRI
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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julia_sedai
Aug 11, 2014

It's clear the author did a lot of research for this book and she also is an engaging writer. I enjoyed it, and will read the sequel. I didn't realize it was going to be so much about Isis and magic, though. I recommend it to anyone interested in Cleopatra.

mibby Feb 01, 2013

I love this book!I can't wait to read the sequel.

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Thumpurr
Mar 04, 2011

What a fantastic book, and how the author filled in the blanks around the history of Cleopatra's daughter is truly inspiring. I loved this book from beginning to end, although I wish this author wasn't creating a sequel but just extended this book.

I learned many things of Egypt's female empowered beliefs from Lily of the Nile, as well as the magic of the nile and those who surround it. Enjoy this book! It is worth the read.

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juliabrillinger
Jun 24, 2011

Selene, daughter of Cleopatra and Marc Antony, is brought to Rome in chains following the suicide of her mother. She, along with her twin brother Alexander Helios and younger brother Ptolemy Philadelphus are raised in the emporer's household. Selene quickly realizes that in order to stay alive, she must allow herself to be used as a pawn in the emperor's political games. But she must also find the balance between protecting herself and her brothers from harm, and staying true to who she is. ---See my full review here: http://throughthebookvine.blogspot.com/2011/03/lily-of-nile.html

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