Waiting on Wednesday (39)

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine, and it is a way to show off the books you can't wait to be released!!

This week I chose:

"Lily of the Nile"
by Stephanie Dray
Berkley Trade
Release Date: Jan 4, 2011

The following description is from goodreads.com

With her parents dead, the daughter of Cleopatra and Mark Antony is left at the mercy of her Roman captors. Heir to one empire and prisoner of another, Princess Selene must save her brothers and reclaim what is rightfully hers…

In the aftermath of Alexandria’s tragic fall, Princess Selene is taken from Egypt, the only home she’s ever known. Along with her two surviving brothers, she’s put on display as a war trophy in Rome. Selene’s captors mock her royalty and drag her through the streets in chain
s, but on the brink of death, the children are spared as a favor to the emperor’s sister, who takes them to live as hostages in the so-called lamentable embassy of royal orphans…

Trapped in a Roman court of intrigue that reviles her heritage and suspects her faith, Selene can’t hide the hieroglyphics that carve themselves into her flesh. Nor can she stop the emperor from using her for his own political ends. Faced with a new and ruthless Caesar who is obsessed with having a Cleopatra of his very own, Selene is determined to honor her mother’s lost legacy. The magic of Egypt and Isis remain within her. Can she succeed where her mother failed? And what will it cost her in a political game where the only rule is win or die?



I love reading about Cleopatra, and ever since I read "Cleopatra's Daughter" by Michelle Moran, I've wanted to know so much more about her daughter, Cleopatra Selene. I can't wait to find out more about her!

What are you waiting for this week??

17 comments:

Savannah said...

I love the cover! Great pick, sounds like a great book! I will have to be on the look out for this one.

Christina/Book Addict said...

Great pick and I must agree....I love that cover!

Blodeuedd said...

I do wonder how much it will differ from Moran

PolishOutlander said...

This immediately went on my wish list! Oh I will definitely picking this up, especially since I loved learning about Selene in Cleopatra's Daughter, and will be curious to see how this one compares. Great pick!

Jan von Harz said...

This really sound intriguing. Great pick

Joy said...

Sounds good, love that cover too. Have a great week and thanks for visiting me.

Marce said...

I am intrigued by Cleopatra also but haven't read anything, one day I will. Nice pick.

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thebookfairyhaven said...

Oh, this one I'm also dying to read! How fantastic is that cover? Couldn't have chosen a better pick this week. Definitely going to get this one when it comes out!

anjohnston said...

This cover is gorgeous. I can't stop staring at it. I've never heard of this book but it sounds really great. Thanks so much for sharing!

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Svea ~Muse in the Fog said...

I am really excited about this novel :) I love anything to do with Egypt.

Julie said...

Gorgeous cover! I agree I love reading about Cleopatra and about Egypt. I want to read that book you recently read...Cleopatra Rules. I think I will definitely read the first book in this series. Thanks for sharing! Here's my <a href="http://thatsswell.reelswellproductions.com/2010/10/12/waiting-on-wednesday--the-revenant-by-sonia-gensler.aspx:>WoW</a>.

Alison said...

I love this cover. I've never read any Cleopatra fiction.
Alison Can Read

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Ooo their daughter? Cool. Great find!

Jude said...

Interesting. I like the sound of this and just love the cover.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and this is what I'm waiting on this week.

J x

Mystica said...

I too loved the book on Selene - another one - let me go look for it.

Aisle B said...

The cover on this one leaves me with a gaping mouth. WOW!

Stephanie Dray said...

Are you still waiting on it? If so, would you like to review it? ;)

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