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Cleopatra's Daughter 

Cleopatra's Daughter (2009)
A novel by Michelle Moran

 
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 chains to Rome; only two- the ten-year-old twins Selene and Alexander-survive the journey. Delivered to the household of Octavian's sister, the siblings cling to each other and to the hope that they will return one day to their rightful place on the throne of Egypt. As they come of age, they are buffeted by the personal ambitions of Octavian's family and court, by the ever-present threat of slave rebellion, and by the longings and desires deep within their own hearts.

The fateful tale of Selene and Alexander is brought brilliantly to life in Cleopatra's Daughter. Recounted in Selene's youthful and engaging voice, it introduces a compelling cast of historical characters: Octavia, the emperor Octavian's kind and compassionate sister, abandoned by Marc Antony for Cleopatra; Livia, Octavian's bitter and jealous wife; Marcellus, Octavian's handsome, flirtatious nephew and heir apparent; Tiberius, Livia's sardonic son and Marcellus's great rival for power; and Juba, Octavian's watchful aide, whose honored position at court has far-reaching effects on the lives of the young Egyptian royals.

Selene's narrative is animated by the concerns of a young girl in any time and place-the possibility of finding love, the pull of friendship and family, and the pursuit of her unique interests and talents. While coping with the loss of both her family and her ancestral kingdom, Selene must find a path around the dangers of a foreign land. Her accounts of life in Rome are filled with historical details that vividly capture both the glories and horrors of the times. She dines with the empire's most illustrious poets and politicians, witnesses the creation of the Pantheon, and navigates the colorful, crowded marketplaces of the city where Roman-style justice is meted out with merciless authority.

Based on meticulous research, Cleopatra's Daughter is a fascinating portrait of imperial Rome and of the people and events of this glorious and most tumultuous period in human history. Emerging from the shadows of the past, Selene, a young woman of irresistible charm and preternatural intelligence, will capture your heart.

 
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Hardback Editions

September 2009 : Hardback
Title: Cleopatra's Daughter: A Novel
Author(s): Michelle Moran
ISBN: 0307409120 / 9780307409126 (USA edition)
Publisher: Crown
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Paperback Editions

July 2010 : Paperback
Title: Cleopatra's Daughter: A Novel
Author(s): Michelle Moran
ISBN: 0307409139 / 9780307409133 (USA edition)
Publisher: Broadway Books
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April 2010 : Paperback
Title: Cleopatra's Daughter
Author(s): Michelle Moran
ISBN: 1849160791 / 9781849160797 (UK edition)
Publisher: Quercus
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July 2009 : Paperback
Title: Cleopatra's Daughter
Author(s): Michelle Moran
ISBN: 184724954X / 9781847249548 (UK edition)
Publisher: Quercus
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Audio Editions

November 2009 : Audio CD
Title: Cleopatra's Daughter: A Novel
Author(s): Michelle Moran
ISBN: 1400114292 / 9781400114290 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor
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November 2009 : Audio CD
Title: Cleopatra's Daughter: A Novel
Author(s): Michelle Moran
ISBN: 1400144299 / 9781400144297 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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November 2009 : MP3 CD
Title: Cleopatra's Daughter: A Novel
Author(s): Michelle Moran
ISBN: 140016429X / 9781400164295 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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Kindle Editions

April 2010 : Kindle edition
Title: Cleopatra's Daughter
Author(s): Michelle Moran
ISBN: B004IPQEAI
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon UK   

September 2009 : Kindle edition
Title: Cleopatra's Daughter: A Novel
Author(s): Michelle Moran
ISBN: B002NXOQHK
Publisher: Broadway Books
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