The marriage of Marc Antony and Cleopatra is one of the greatest love stories of all time, a tale of unbridled passion with earth-shaking political consequences. Feared and hunted by the powers in Rome, the lovers choose to die by their own hands as the triumphant armies of Antony’s revengeful rival, Octavian, sweep into Egypt. Their three orphaned children are taken in ch...more
There were good and bad things to say about this book. I didn't like the blatant name-dropping, especially as it served little to no purpose and seemed to be added in purely for the "Ooooh, look, there's Ovid! And this is Vercingetorix's daughter!!!...more
Setelah kematian Kleopatra dan Marc Anthony, ketiga anak mereka diambil oleh Octavian, kaisar Romaw...more
Cleopatra Selene, et son jumeau, Alexander Helios, sont amenés à Rome comme prix de guerre après la mort de leurs parents, Marc Anthony et Cleopatra. La, ils seront élevés par la sœur d'Octavian, Octavia, et sont amenés à découvrir le monde romain, dans une des cours les plus fascinantes du monde.
Ce livre m'a accrochée dès les premières pages:...more
You probably know who Kleopatra(apparently, it wasn't really spelled with a C) was.You might also know about her relationships with Marc Anthony and Caesar. What you probably don't know is what happens after Kleopatra, with her children. As the book's title says, it deals with those who come after, her children, Alexander and Selene.
Thebes, the city of Living...
Actually, it's Alexandria, but this was The Mummy reference(an internal joke). Anyway, the book begins in Alexandria, 31 BC, with...more
There are smaller details that are interesting and noteworthy—such as Livia's (Octavian's obsequious, s...more
The book is a semi-fictional account of Cleopatra's children with Marc Antony- twins Alexander and Cleopatra Selene. Selene and Alexander are taken to Rome against their will after Octavian, the ruler of Rome, defeats their parents, the rulers of Egypt.
The story begins when Selene and Alexa...more
I absolutely loved reading CLEOPATRA'S DAUGHTER by Michelle Moran. The novel is about Marc Anthony and Kleopatra's children and told from the point of view of their daughter, Selene.
The novel starts in 30 BC, after two years of fighting between Marc Anthony and Octavian for control of Rome. Things go from bad to worse when Octavian captures Alexandria, the capital of Egypt, and effectively ends the war. After their parents commit suicide, the royal c...more
Another thing that I loved about this book was Moran's ability to make you completely understand your surroundings. I had never fully understood the g...more
While this was not my absolute favorite, it was my close second to "The Heretic Queen." (which I highly recommend.)
In this book we get to follow the life of Cleopatra and Marc Antony's daugter...more
If you've enjoyed Michelle Moran's previous works then I guarantee Cleopatra's Daughter will not disappoint and if you haven't tried one of her novels then what are you waiting for ... this is an absolute must-read!
We are swept from Alexa...more
Although I found the Roman politics to be particularly distasteful, Cleopatra's Daughter is exceptionally well-researche...more
This book is historical fiction, but it often didn't feel historical. It read like a middle-grade history essay crossed with a reality TV series; blatant fact dropping held together with drama. The endnotes explain the author's choices, but much of the story still felt out of place. For example:
"And where do you think we would go?" she (Cleopat...more
Oh my God! OH MY GOD!
I love this book! I loooooooove this book!!!!!!! (ignore my repetititive gushings above, and in the future. I’m kidding. DON’T!)
And i want moooooore!
Did i tell you yet that i love this woman? Michelle Moran, you’re AWESOME!
Well, i tried to find out about this author’s field- if it is literature, history or archaeology. But i was unsuccessful. I wanted to know because, god damn, i can assuredly say that this book must have been a result of a good research on all the topics s...more
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and am looking forward to reading Moran's other works. It's extremely easy to read, and isn't bogged down with too much historical detail. I found the characters and their stories to be engaging, and I would recommend it to others ex...more
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Michelle Moran was born in southern California. After attending Pomona College, she earned a Masters Degree from the Claremont Graduate University. During her six years as a public high school teacher, Michelle used her summers to travel around the world, and it was her exp...more