9780545221306

Cleopatra's Moon

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  • ISBN13:

    9780545221306

  • ISBN10:

    0545221307

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2011-08-01
  • Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
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Summary

"The Luxe" meets the ancient world in the extraordinary story of Cleopatra's daughter. Selene has grown up in a palace on the Nile with her parents, Cleopatra & Mark Antony--the most brilliant, powerful rulers on earth. But the jealous Roman Emperor Octavianus wants Egypt for himself, & when war finally comes, Selene faces the loss of all she's ever loved. Forced to build a new life in Octavianus's household in Rome, she finds herself torn between two young men and two possible destinies--until she reaches out to claim her own. This stunning novel brings to life the personalities & passions of one of the greatest dramas in history, & offers a wonderful new heroine in Selene.

Author Biography

Vicky Alvear Shecter is the author of two nonfiction books about the ancient world: ALEXANDER THE GREAT ROCKS THE WORLD, a VOYA Honor Pick for Nonfiction, and CLEOPATRA RULES!. A docent in the Ancient History department of the Carlos Museum of Art, she lives in Avondale Estates, Georgia.

Excerpts

From Cleopatra's Moon

As the priests and priestesses chated the final prayers, I wanted to jump and cheer and laugh. It was my family's proudest moment! I drank it all in—the masses cheering; the white—robed Priests of Serapis chanting over bowls of smoky incense; the long—haired Prietesses of Isis extending their thin arms to the sky; the sweet fragrance of flowers as countless petals swirled around us, floating through the air like tiny perfumed birds. It was so beautiful, almost magical. The Triumph of the Ptolemies! The greates moment of our lives.

But the gods would not stand for us to have such happiness for long. And so began the slow, excruciating process of our undoing.

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