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Song of the Nile

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In the second novel in New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Dray's thrilling trilogy, Cleopatra's daughter seeks the power to stand against an empire... Having survived her perilous childhood as a royal captive of Rome, Selene has pledged her loyalty to Emperor Augustus, swearing to become his very own Cleopatra. But even though she is forced to marry a man of the emperor's choosing, Selene will not allow her new husband to rule in her name. Quickly establishing herself as a capable leader, she wins the love of her new subjects and makes herself vital to Rome by bringing forth bountiful harvests with the magic of Isis flowing through her veins.

As she rules the kingdom of Mauretania and contends with imperial politics and religious persecution, Selene beguiles her way to the precipice of power with the ultimate goal of taking back her birthright. But the price of winning back her mother's Egyptian throne may be more than she's willing to pay...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 398 pages
  • 132 x 198 x 25mm | 363g
  • Penguin USA
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Original
  • Maps; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0425243044
  • 9780425243046
  • 72,656

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Praise for Song of the Nile "Strong, elegant prose and a strong, elegant heroine...Song of the Nile is a delight!"--New York Times bestselling author Kate Quinn

"A magnificent novel with a magical twist!"--Fresh Fiction

"Delicious prose, an exotic setting, and a heroine that will impress you with her unfailing courage and determination to reclaim what was once hers...historical women's fiction at its finest."--History and Women

More Praise for the Cleopatra's Daughter Trilogy

"A spectacular blend of history and unforgettable fiction."--San Francisco Book Review

"An active, vibrant take-charge protagonist."--Publishers Weekly

"An entertaining foray into an intriguing legend."--New York Times bestselling author Margaret George

"With clear prose, careful research, vivid detail, and a dash of magic, Stephanie Dray brings true life to one of Egypt's most intriguing women."--Susan Fraser King

"A stirring story of a proud, beautiful, intelligent woman whom a 21st century reader can empathize with."--RT Book Reviews
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About Stephanie Dray

Stephanie Dray is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of historical women's fiction. Her award-winning novels include America's First Daughter and My Dear Hamilton, co-authored with Laura Kamoie, and the Cleopatra's Daughter Trilogy. Her work has been translated into eight languages and often tops lists for the most-anticipated reads of the year. Before she became a novelist, she was a lawyer and a teacher. Now she lives near the nation's capital with her husband, cats, and history books.
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1,864 ratings
3.97 out of 5 stars
5 37% (683)
4 35% (659)
3 20% (372)
2 5% (99)
1 3% (51)

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My Book Review : My Thoughts From Paranormal Goddess [Book Blog] ------------------------------ Song Of The Nile By Stephanie Dray is a breathtaking book. I absolutely love Stephanie's writing. I felt like I wasn't in my bedroom any more while I was reading but instead with Selene in Rome or Mauretania watching as her story/life unfolded before me. Stephanie's words bought my imagination to life many times is a understatement (Not many authors can take readers from just reading a book to feeling like they are in the book experiencing it them selves. But I have to say Stephanie does it perfectly). Also while reading Song Of The Nile, I felt for each of the characters, whether it was love, sorrow, anger, lust or something totally different. If your not a ancient Egypt history buff like I am, Song Of The Nile still delivers a powerful performance worthy of reading. I happily give this book: A 5 Star Rating [CAUSE IT WAS AMAZING ... AND I WANT TO KNOW WHEN CAN I GET THE NEXT BOOK ALREADY?]show more
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