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Overview

The incredible untold story of the children of Cleopatra, Egypt's most powerful and notorious ruler--a novel that "brims over with rich details of Roman life, historical personages, and political turmoil" (Romantic Times)--from the internationally bestselling author of Nefertiti

"Fast-paced, intriguing, and beautifully written."--The Boston Globe

The marriage of Marc Antony and Cleopatra is one of the greatest love stories of all time. Feared and hunted by the powers in Rome, the lovers choose to die by their own hands as the triumphant armies of Antony's rival, Octavian, sweep into Egypt. When their orphaned children are taken in chains to Rome, only two--the ten-year-old twins Selene and Alexander--survive the journey. As they come of age, they are buffeted by the personal ambitions of Octavian's family and court, by the ever-present threat of slave rebellion, and by the longings deep within their own hearts. Recounted in Selene's youthful and engaging voice, Michelle Moran introduces a compelling cast of historical characters: Octavia, the emperor Octavian's kind and compassionate sister, abandoned by Marc Antony for Cleopatra; Livia, Octavian's bitter and jealous wife; Marcellus, Octavian's handsome, flirtatious nephew and heir apparent; Tiberius, Livia's sardonic son and Marcellus's great rival for power; and Juba, Octavian's watchful aide, whose honored position at court has far-reaching effects on the lives of the young Egyptian royals. Based on meticulous research, Cleopatra's Daughter is a fascinating portrait of imperial Rome and of the people and events of this most tumultuous period in human history. Emerging from the shadows of the past, Selene must confront the same forces that destroyed her mother and struggle to meet a different fate.

Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307409133
  • ISBN-10: 0307409139
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group (NY)
  • Publish Date: July 2010
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.2 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 pounds
  • Page Count: 464

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