Selene's legendary parents are gone. Her country taken, she has been brought to the city of Rome in chains, with only her twin brother, Alexander, to remind her of home and all she once had.
Living under the watchful eyes of the ruling family, Selene and her ...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 ...more
Michelle Moran, Cleopatra's Daughter
I have now read several of Michelle Moran's books and this is one of my favorites. Being a real enthusiastic reader of Cleopatra I wanted to read this because it is about her daughter. I have now read two books on Cleopatra Selene, this one and Cleopatra's Moon". But this was the first book I read on ...more
This tale is told from the perspective of Selene, a child when captured who has to come with terms that her Egyptian life ...more
There are smaller details that are interesting and noteworthysuch as Livia's (Octavian's obsequious, ...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 ...more
The characters I didn't like quite so much. Even Selene, the cool headed 12 year old daughter this book is about was just a little too cool - she's so mature that Vitruvius takes her on to help design a mausoleum. Really? A 12 year old? ...more
Very flat, almost no characterization ...more
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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 Antonys revengeful rival, Octavian, sweep into Egypt. Their three orphaned children are taken in chains to Rome; only two the ten-year-old twins Selene and Alexandersurvive the...more
I wasnt expecting much from this book to be completely honest. I have a tendency to fact check basically everything when reading historical fiction. I guess this comes with being a history major. The bad thing about constantly fact checking is when I find out something is extremely inaccurate, I start to dislike what Im reading. That didnt happen with Cleopatras Daughter and Im so happy!
This novel was fantastic! I havent read any fiction novels about this ...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
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...more
I love when I pick up historical fiction that gives so much detail about the particular time in history the book is about without it becoming dull and reading like a textbook. Moran knows how to make the characters come alive. And she knows how to bring you into an ancient world and become so entranced by it. Her descriptions are phenomenal. I can't even imagine the amount of research she put into this book! I love when I can read historical fiction and pick up some knowledge in a fun way. I...more
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Michelle Moran is the international bestselling author of six historical novels, including Madame Tussaud, which was optioned for a mini-series in 2011. Her books have been translated into more than twenty languages.
A native of southern California, Michelle attended Pomona ...more