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Cleopatra's Daughter

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From the soldier who paraded her in golden chains before jeering crowds to the jailer who ravished her to the great Augustus Caesar himself, who gave her coldly in marriage to the foreign prince Juba, she hated them all. For they were Romans. And she was Cleopatra Selene, Queen of fallen Egypt, daughter of Cleopatra and Marc Antony. Yet Rome had made an error when they gav ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 500 pages
Published January 1st 1979 by Bantam Books
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Karla
Even though this clocks in at 500 pages, the story itself is pretty slight. However, the writing is fluid with an easily digestible first-person narration so the pages fly by, even though the main character is a dolt that I wanted to throttle more often than not.

Cleopatra Selene is dragged to Rome in chains alongside her brother Ptolemy. Caesar Augustus displays them in his triumph but mercifully decides not to have them executed. Ptolemy is put into the care of Caesar's sister Octavia and Selen
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Cleopatra's Daughter is very much a book of its era - coming off the King Tut craze of the time and well before there were so many biographies about Cleopatra. This is easy to read, even at 500 pages, and has a definitive arc with researched historical details. But it is very much a woman's fiction, with a strong tale of redemption and love at the heart.

Cleopatra Selene, daughter of Cleopatra and Mark Anthony, saw her fa
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Tara Chevrestt
This is a 500 page book and I made it to page 350 before I grew so fed up with the heroine (to borrow a term from a friend of mine) who is TSTL (too stupid to live).

This novel is about Cleopatra Selene, the daughter of Cleopatra and Marc Antony and it grows obvious around page 250 that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Whereas her mother gave herself to whomever had power in Rome, Selene gives herself to whomever can get her Egypt back. (Egypt was taken over by Rome upon her mother's de
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