Lily of the Nile

The Cleopatra's Daughter Trilogy, Book 1
Narrated by: Kyla Garcia
Series: Cleopatra's Daughter Series, Book 1
Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (203 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The extraordinary daughter of Cleopatra and Mark Anthony seeks to reclaim her birthright in the first novel of an epic historical fiction trilogy from the New York Times best-selling author of America's First Daughter.

With both of her parents dead, Princess Selene and her two surviving brothers are left at the mercy of their captors, taken from Egypt and put on display as war trophies in Rome. Trapped in an empire that reviles her heritage and suspects her faith, Selene struggles for survival in a court of intrigue. She can't hide the hieroglyphics that carve themselves into her hands nor can she stop the emperor from using her powers for his own ends.

Faced with a new and ruthless Caesar who is obsessed with having a Cleopatra of his very own, Selene is determined to resurrect her mother's dreams and succeed where she failed. But there's no telling what success will cost her in a treacherous political game where the only rule is win or die.

©2018 Stephanie Dray (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Simple & basic storytelling that fell short of expectations!

I have always enjoyed history and fictional stories woven around known facts. Lily of the Nile falls short of my expectations. I loved the premise of following Cleopatra’s children after her death and their experiences in Rome. I thought the plot would be one of politics, intrigue, cultural divides, historical events and interesting characters. Frustratingly the characters were one dimensional and the author barely scratched surface of a storyline. The narrator is just OK. She reads it as you would to a middle school classroom but I’m not sure if it was the best narration she could pull off with the material she was given. I am a fan of Philippa Gregory historical fiction so I guess my expectations were high. Overall, my opinions is this is a YA (young adult) story (without meaning to be). I wish I’d passed on this one & not wasted almost 13hrs! It’s NOT worth the time!

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Captivating

I am looking for the next adventure with this young queen. Many questions, what happened to her brothers? Will Ceaser keep his word?

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Great story

Such a great story about a fascinating character in history. I loved the tie of the idea of early Christianity coming from the isisiac religion. Well told well narrated and looking forward to the next book in the series.

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Interesting but just okay

I thought the novel was interesting from a historical perspective but overall I just felt meh about it. I didn’t look forward to listening to it.

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captivating

love the way this story surrounds you in lush historical fiction. ready to read the next installment

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Pretty good, liked the beginning, dragged a bit in the middle. Loved the epilogue and the author's explanation.

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love this author

starts slow so you think you may not be able to finish it, but ends amazing and is a great story! Excellent narration, superb story. Can't wait for the next book!

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Great!

I enjoyed the story and look forward to the next book, I hope it is released very soon!

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