Happy Friday Readers!!
So I have always been a fan of Ancient Egypt and Cleopatra, when I saw this book and read the description I knew I had to read it. Cleopatra’s Moon by author Vicky Alvear Shecter is told from Cleopatra’s daughter point of view. Vicky has taken historical aspects and blended them into a beautifully crafted story that will transport the reader to Ancient Egypt, and Ancient Rome.
The description was taken from the Goodreads website:
“Selene grew up in a palace on the Nile under parents Cleopatra and Mark Antony – the most brilliant, powerful rulers on earth. But when a cruel Roman Emperor takes the country and whisks the princess to Rome against her will. She finds herself torn between two young men and two possible destinies – until she reaches out to claim her own.”
Selene witnesses her parents death, and than is forced to travel to a city and live with people who hate her and her mother. Selene and her brothers are paraded around to the Roman people as prized prisoners, and Selene will learn the hard way how her mother’s reputation affects the way she is treated. She starts to notice certain things, and tries to live up to her family name, while navigating her life in Rome. She does fall in love with two different men, but in the end she picks the one that is best for her. This entire story is told from Selene’s point of view and the reader gets a sense of what it was like for Cleopatra’s children after the fall of Egypt.
Vicky pulls you into the story with the most amazing descriptions that will make you feel like you are in ancient cities yourself. She brings you on Selene’s emotional roller coaster, and makes you want to learn more about the amazing place that was once Alexandria. You will also want to know more about Cleopatra, Anthony, Selene, and every character in this amazing story. The author leaves you a little historical note at the end to let you know what became of Selene and the man she chooses to live the rest of her life with.
This book is a must read for anyone who loves history, ancient Egypt, Cleopatra or the beautiful place that Alexandria once was.
Have an amazing journey into the past!
Image taken from the Goodreads website.