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After the death of her legendary parents Marc Antony and Cleopatra, young Selene Cleopatra II and her twin Alexander are delivered back to Rome, where they are installed in the household of Octavia, Emperor Augustus's sister and the jilted lover of Marc Antony. Surrounded by the opulence and power of ancient Rome, Selene and Alexander must perform a tightrope act to avoid personal harm among the insidious plots and schemes of the imperial court--even as they dream of returning to Egypt. Once again, bestselling historical novelist Michelle Moran (NEFERTITI) paints a vivid and compelling portrait of life in ancient times, and breathes life into some of the overlooked characters of one of history's greatest legends.
A tale inspired by the lives of the children of Cleopatra and Marc Antony finds Selene, her twin Alexander and their younger brother Ptolemy sent to the palace of a formidable family rival after the deaths of their parents, where they adapt to Roman culture while making perilous journeys toward adulthood. By the best-selling author of
Nefertiti . Reprint.
Number of Pages: 447
Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes
Sub-Genre: Historical Fiction
Publisher: Broadway Books
Author: Michelle Moran
Street Date: July 13, 2010
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-0517