Cleopatra's Shadows

Cleopatra's Shadows

A Novel

Book - 2015
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Abandoned by her beloved sister Cleopatra and an indifferent father, young Arsinoe must fight for her survival in the bloodthirsty royal court when her half-sister Berenice seizes Egypt's throne. To survive, she escapes the palace for the war-torn streets of Alexandria. When their deposed father Ptolemy marches on the city with a Roman army, both daughters must decide where their allegiances truly lie, and Arsinoe grapples with the truth: that the only way to survive her dynasty is to rule it.
Reimagines the beginnings of Cleopatra's epic saga through the eyes of her younger sister. Reading-group guide available.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2015
Edition: First Edition
ISBN: 9780316382984
Characteristics: 342 pages : genealogical table ; 25 cm


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Jun 03, 2017

This book was amazing, I was so sad when it came to and end! A great story centred around Cleopatra's sisters whom history often overlooks.

JCLAmandaC Nov 29, 2016

Great book! It gives you an interesting insight to what happens when a royal leaves and what happens to those left behind. I definitely recommend this to people who love reading about famous people and rulers but want to see it from another person's perspective.

Apr 16, 2016

I could hardly put this book down. I have always been fascinated by Ancient Egyptian History. I felt as if I was right in the book with the characters. I hope Emily Holleman will continue to write more books.

Feb 29, 2016

About Cleopatra's little sister. Really good, read more.


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