Lily of the Nile

Lily of the Nile

Series: The Nile Trilogy, Book 1
Genre: Historical Fiction
Tags: Ancient World, Fantasy
Publisher: Berkley Books
Publication Year: January 4, 2011
Length: 368 pages
ISBN: 9780425238554

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?

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"Dray deftly mixes magic & history in her debut, the first of a projected trilogy set in ancient Egypt. Selene proves a vibrant protagonist as she goes toe to toe with Octavian... eagerly look forward to the next installment."
– Publisher's Weekly
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