Stephanie Dray does a terrific job in portraying the life
of Cleopatra Selene in this beautiful historic rendition of
the trials and tribulations of ancient life in Egypt and
Daughter of Cleopatra and Antony, Cleopatra Selene is
imprisoned to a powerful man, the Emperor of Rome, who she
doesn't love. Forced to a life she doesn't want and
expected to make choices that will define her future.
Instead, she chooses to marry another man, King Juba and
retain a right to the throne as Queen of Mauretania.
Already a mother to her daughter, Cleopatra Selene finds
herself pregnant with a boy who shall become a leader
himself. Proud of and devoted to her children, Cleopatra
struggles between being queen, being a mother and being a
priestess, all while trying to keep the Emperor of Rome
Caught between war, grief and even passion, Cleopatra
Selene does what she has to in order to keep her family
safe and her empire as well. When devastation forces her to
her knees with grief, Selene realizes that it's now do or
die and risks everything to show her true passions in life.
Sacrifice, Love, Greif, Heartache....DAUGHTER OF THE NILE is
This beautiful story is super packed with the amazing
history of both the Rome and Egyptian civilizations. Having
a love for history gave me a bias position for writing this
review but it also made it harder to construct a review
worthy of such a great book!
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
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?