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.
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.
Cleopatra’s Daughter is a book group favorite, and with good reason: it has all the necessary ingredients to inspire lively conversation, and author Michelle Moran has gathered everything you need – including making herself available to join your meeting.
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• Download an excerpt of Michelle Moran’s Cleopatra’s Daughter.
• Enter Michelle Moran’s contest-of-the-month to win autographed books and cool prizes (like an authentic Roman coin dating back to the time of Octavian!
• Read a Q&A with Michelle Moran to learn more about how she researched and wrote the book.
• Get the adult reader’s guide and the young adult reader’s guide for Cleopatra’s Daughter. Perfect for mother-daughter book groups!
• Explore an interactive map of Rome during the time of Cleopatra.
• Reference a helpful glossary to Cleopatra’s Daughter to help you puzzle out all those unfamiliar terms.
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