by Stephanie Dray
Just released: October 2011
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Genre: Fantasy, Historical
Paperback: 416 pages
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Sorceress. Seductress. Schemer. Cleopatra's daughter is the one woman with the power to destroy an empire...
Having survived her perilous childhood as a royal captive of Rome, Selene pledged her loyalty to Augustus and swore she would become his very own Cleopatra. Now the young queen faces an uncertain destiny in a foreign land.
The magic of Isis flowing through her veins is what makes her indispensable to the emperor. Against a backdrop of imperial politics and religious persecution, Cleopatra's daughter beguiles her way to the very precipice of power. She has never forgotten her birthright, but will the price of her mother's throne be more than she's willing to pay?
In-a-word(s): wedjat-painted eyes
Enjoyable read with rich historical details and drama in a post-Cleopatra world.
Well, the character IS a Cleopatra, but the daughter with her own brand of female power.
Sprinkling of magic and romance also included.
* review copy courtesy of author
* read Stephanie's guest post for October Trix-n-Treatz which include characters from this book