Waiting on Wednesday: Lily of the Nile
Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.
My pick for this snowy week is:
Available January 2011
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?
I absolutely adored Michelle Moran’s Cleopatra’s Daughter, so I am curious to see what this author will do with Selene’s story. I recently went to the King Tut exhibit in NYC, so there is definitely an itch in me to read more Ancient Egyptian historical fiction, and just general historical fiction taking place in ancient times.