Daughters of the Nile

 

DAUGHTERS OF THE NILE

STEPHANIE DRAY

Website: stephaniedray.com
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Genre: Historical Fiction (Egypt)

Series: Cleopatra’s Daughers #3

*Based on a true story of Cleopatra’s daughter*

Source: Received for an honest review from the publisher

  • Series: Novel of Cleopatra’s Daughter
  • Paperback: 576 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley Trade (December 3, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 042525836X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425258361

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Based on the true story of Cleopatra’s daughter…

After years of abuse as the emperor’s captive in Rome, Cleopatra Selene has found a safe harbor. No longer the pitiful orphaned daughter of the despised Egyptian Whore, the twenty year old is now the most powerful queen in the empire, ruling over the kingdom of Mauretania—an exotic land of enchanting possibility where she intends to revive her dynasty.

With her husband, King Juba II and the magic of Isis that is her birthright, Selene brings prosperity and peace to a kingdom thirsty for both. But when Augustus Caesar jealously demands that Selene’s children be given over to him to be fostered in Rome, she’s drawn back into the web of imperial plots and intrigues that she vowed to leave behind.

Determined and resourceful, Selene must shield her loved ones from the emperor’s wrath, all while vying with ruthless rivals like King Herod. Can she find a way to overcome the threat to her marriage, her kingdom, her family, and her faith? Or will she be the last of her line?

MY THOUGHTS:

DAUGHTERS OF THE NILE by Stephanie Dray is an exciting Historical Fiction based on the true story of Cleopatra’s daughter. Book # 3 in the “Cleopatra’s Daughter” trilogy, but can be read as a stand alone. Although, I would recommend reading the others in this Trilogy. However, with this said, I have not read the others but do intend to go back and do so. See, “Lily of the Nile” and ” Song of the Nile”. Written in first person.  Oh my what an intriguing and interesting tale of Cleopatra’s daughter, Cleopatra Selene, orphan, and despised daughter of Cleopatra and Mark Antony, and Rome’s emperor’s captive  who suffers years of abuse. Now wife to King Juba II, and out to revive a dynasty in Mauretania. But her peace is once again threatened when Augustus Caesar demands her children be fostered in Rome.

Empowering as well as gut wrenching tale of love, ruthless rivals, intrigue, unfailing courage, determination and destiny. Ms. Dray has weaved a story of a lesser-known historical character into a tale of magic, intrigue and used an exotic setting. History buffs are sure to enjoy “Daughter of the Nile” as well as romance readers, and historical fiction readers. An intriguing tale in which Ms. Dray brought the characters to life on the pages of “Daughters of the Nile”. A great read! Received for an honest review from the publisher.

RATING: 4

HEAT RATING: MILD

REVIEWED BY: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

 

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