Heiress of one empire and prisoner of another, it is up to the daughter of Cleopatra to save her brothers and reclaim what is rightfully hers... To Isis worshippers, Princess Selene and her twin brother Helios embody the divine celestial pair who will bring about a Golden Age. But when Selene's parents are vanquished by Rome, her auspicious birth becomes a curse. Trapped in an empire that reviles her heritage and suspects her faith, the young messianic princess struggles for survival in a Roman court of intrigue. She can't hide the hieroglyphics that carve themselves into her hands, nor can she stop the emperor from using her powers for his own ends. But faced with a new and ruthless Caesar who is obsessed with having a Cleopatra of his very own, Selene is determined to resurrect her mother's dreams. Can she succeed where her mother failed? And what will it cost her in a political game where the only rule is win-or die?aEventually youa#39;ll make appearances at the ludus with other Roman schoolchildren, but until things have settled, most of your time will ... Youa#39;re fortunate that Juba has been chosen to oversee your studies; even at his young age, his scholarship is well ... We weave like our ancestors did, so Selene will be spinning and sewing in the afternoon with the rest of the girls. ... The wool was itchy against my skin and it was maddening not to scratch at my arms, but it was also beneath my royalanbsp;...
|Title||:||Lily of the Nile|
|Publisher||:||Penguin - 2011-01-04|