Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Cleopatra's Daughter

Cleopatra's DaughterCleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I'd never read a book on this time period before. I was more into the entertainment than historical accuracy. This book had intrigue, many interesting characters, and a decent plot that kept the story moving. I enjoyed it very much.

Summary: At the dawn of the Roman Empire, when tyranny ruled, a daughter of Egypt and a son of Rome found each other...

Selene's legendary parents are gone. Her country taken, she has been brought to the city of Rome in chains, with only her twin brother, Alexander, to remind her of home and all she once had.

Living under the watchful eyes of the ruling family, Selene and her brother must quickly learn how to be Roman – and how to be useful to Caesar. She puts her artistry to work, in the hope of staying alive and being allowed to return to Egypt. Before long, however, she is distracted by the young and handsome heir to the empire...

When the elusive ‘Red Eagle' starts calling for the end of slavery, Selene and Alexander are in grave danger. Will this mysterious figure bring their liberation, or their demise?

Recommended Reading:
Child of the Morning by Pauline Gedge
Mistress of Rome by Kate Quinn
The Murder in the Tower by Jean Plaidy
The Heretic Queen by Michelle Moran
Poison by Sara Poole
Lily of the Nile by Stephanie Dray

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