SARAH'S BLOG OF FUN: Lily Of The Nile Book Review

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Lily Of The Nile Book Review

With her parents dead, the daughter of Cleopatra and Mark Antony is left at the mercy of her Roman captors. Heir to one empire and prisoner of another, Princess Selene must save her brothers and reclaim what is rightfully hers...

In the aftermath of Alexandria's tragic fall, Princess Selene is taken from Egypt, the only home she's ever known. Along with her two surviving brothers, she's put on display as a war trophy in Rome. Selene's captors mock her royalty and drag her through the streets in chains, but on the brink of death, the children are spared as a favor to the emperor's sister, who takes them to live as hostages in the so-called lamentable embassy of royal orphans...

Trapped in a Roman court of intrigue that reviles her heritage and suspects her faith, Selene can't hide the hieroglyphics that carve themselves into her flesh. Nor can she stop the emperor from using her for his own political ends. Faced with a new and ruthless Caesar who is obsessed with having a Cleopatra of his very own, Selene is determined to honor her mother's lost legacy. The magic of Egypt and Isis remain within her. 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?

European History was one of my favorite subjects in school.

I loved to learn about ancient Rome, and all the figures of that time.

All I can say about Stephanie's book is WOW!!!

This was a page turner for me that I couldn't put down.

Stephanie bases her book on a lot of facts about Cleopatra and her children, but of course it is hard to have a 100% accurate story about people from 1000's of years ago!!!

The way Stephanie portrays the events, to me, seems like it could have and probably did happen!!

Cleopatra's daughter, Selene, is the primary narrator, and through her eyes you see sadness, fear, love, and hatred. You also watch her grow up and learn how to become a queen.

If you like Roman History, with a love story twist, this book is for you!!

I give it 4 1/2 out of 5 stars!!!

You can get your own copy on Amazon for $10.20

**All opinions expressed are 100% my own. I was not compensated for this post. I did receive a copy of the book for my review.**

1 comment:

(Arya) Paige said...

Very to the point review. I've been dying to read this book myself.


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