Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Song of the Nile Review

416 pages

Having survived her perilous childhood as a royal captive of Rome, Selene pledged her loyalty to Augustus and swore she would become his very own Cleopatra. Now the young queen faces an uncertain destiny in a foreign land. The magic of Isis flowing through her veins is what makes her indispensable to the emperor. Against a backdrop of imperial politics and religious persecution, Cleopatra's daughter beguiles her way to the very precipice of power. She has never forgotten her birthright, but will the price of her mother's throne be more than she's willing to pay?

The sequel to Lily of the Nile is as good as the first book, perhaps even better. I didn't know too much about Selene before reading these novels and I have to say that they give an interesting artistic view to her life. I enjoyed the way the author incorporated a sense of magic into these novels. In this novel Selene has grown stronger and become more like Cleopatra in the sense that she see's her destiny as being Egypt and will let nothing stand in her way. I enjoyed seeing Selene develop throughout the book and become stronger as a person and a queen. This is an extremely well written novel and as a lover of ancient Egypt I was not disappointed. I definitely recommend this to anyone who likes historical fiction and novels based on Egypt.


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