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Lily of the Nile by Stephanie Dray
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Nov 14, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: freaking-amazing, historical-fiction

This book was amazing. Simply amazing. It draws you in from the very beginning, and keeps you there until the end. It tells the story of Cleopatra Selene, her twin Alexander Helios, and their little brother Ptolemy. The three of them are the only surviving children of Cleopatra and Marcus Antonius/Mark Antony. They were taken to Rome as captives, and allowed to live in the household of Octavian/Augustus' sister. There they are forced to become Romans and dutiful children of the murderer of their parents. The book included real political events, romance, and intrigue. It was very well written, and I loved all of the characters, especially the dynamics of their relationships. The relationship between Octavian and Selene was intimidating and slightly creepy, and the bond betwen Selene and her brothers was very sweet. I'd recommend it to anyone, and am actually considering buying it!
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