[Song of the Nile Cleopatras Daughter #2] EBOOK READ


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  • Song of the Nile Cleopatras Daughter #2
  • Stephanie Dray
  • English
  • 15 August 2019
  • 9780425243046

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Song of the Nile Cleopatras Daughter #2 review » 3 Perial politics and religious persecution Cleopatra's daughter beguiles her way to the very precipice of power She has never forgotten her birthright but will the price of her mother's throne be than she's willing to p. Nov 2013 rereadJust reread this in anticipation of the seuel found it even upsetting than I remembered So much so I was anxious about starting the seuel unsure I could cope with what was ahead of me I m particularly taken with Dray s transformation of her heroine from a child to an adult the Selene in this book is clearly the same girl from the first book but in the course of this one grows up fast amid and subject to real brutalityReview from Oct 2011 read 101911 103111Earlier this year I read and thoroughly enjoyed the first book in this series Lily of the Nile and I ve been wiggling with anticipation for this book I m thrilled to say that everything I loved in the first book Selene the historical setting the magical elements the compelling detail is in this one as well only amped up This is a darker novel that doesn t shy away from the grim reality of ancient Roman life around 25BC ish or so Selene Cleopatra s daughter has been married and sent to Mauritania but from the start of this book our heroine isn t a passive pawn As with the first novel Dray mixes history with magic but the fantastical elements don t dampen or soften the historical aspects which I so appreciate Dray doesn t age up Selene for example who is 14 at the start of this novel nor does she whitewash what imperial life was likeAs with the first novel this book features a teenaged heroine but isn t a YA story it is decidedly mature and probably not something all readers will like I hesitate to say I enjoyed it because some of what transpired made me feel ill but Dray makes all the characters uite human and uite real to the point that I loved hated empathized with and dismissed everyone at some point even Selene It s a maddening wonderful feeling and for me it felt like an accurate representation of what life would have been like for Cleopatra s daughter You want royal intrigue this is your book I was sad when the book ended I could have used another 300 pages and I m not sure if there s another book coming or not but I m desperate for of Selene and her world I loved Mists of Avalon but found rest of Bradley s series to be very thin In this case Dray s books get better and better her world building and character development is nuanced and compelling This is tawdry hist fic with a little steel in the spine and I mean that in the best way Get Lily of the Nile first then grab this one Tales of the Unquiet Gods religious persecution Cleopatra's daughter beguiles her way to the very precipice of power She has never forgotten her birthright but will the price of her mother's throne be than she's willing to p. Nov 2013 Heart Attack rereadJust Timekeepers How the World Became Obsessed With Time reread this in anticipation of the seuel found it even upsetting than I The Blue Hour remembered So much so I was anxious about starting the seuel unsure I could cope with what was ahead of me I m particularly taken with Dray s transformation of her heroine from a child to an adult the Selene in this book is clearly the same girl from the first book but in the course of this one grows up fast amid and subject to SQLアンチパターン real brutalityReview from Oct 2011 The Stone Carnation read 101911 103111Earlier this year I American Goth (Goode-Grace #1) read and thoroughly enjoyed the first book in this series Lily of the Nile and I ve been wiggling with anticipation for this book I m thrilled to say that everything I loved in the first book Selene the historical setting the magical elements the compelling detail is in this one as well only amped up This is a darker novel that doesn t shy away from the grim Further Problems with Pleasure reality of ancient Roman life around 25BC ish or so Selene Cleopatra s daughter has been married and sent to Mauritania but from the start of this book our heroine isn t a passive pawn As with the first novel Dray mixes history with magic but the fantastical elements don t dampen or soften the historical aspects which I so appreciate Dray doesn t age up Selene for example who is 14 at the start of this novel nor does she whitewash what imperial life was likeAs with the first novel this book features a teenaged heroine but isn t a YA story it is decidedly mature and probably not something all Shift The 12 Tactics Real Estate Agents Must Do Now to Win in a Down Market readers will like I hesitate to say I enjoyed it because some of what transpired made me feel ill but Dray makes all the characters uite human and uite Ἀληθῆ διηγήματα real to the point that I loved hated empathized with and dismissed everyone at some point even Selene It s a maddening wonderful feeling and for me it felt like an accurate British History an illustrated guide Illustrated Guides representation of what life would have been like for Cleopatra s daughter You want Day of the Giants royal intrigue this is your book I was sad when the book ended I could have used another 300 pages and I m not sure if there s another book coming or not but I m desperate for of Selene and her world I loved Mists of Avalon but found Zao Wou-Ki : Peintures, oeuvres sur papier, céramiques 1947-2007 rest of Bradley s series to be very thin In this case Dray s books get better and better her world building and character development is nuanced and compelling This is tawdry hist fic with a little steel in the spine and I mean that in the best way Get Lily of the Nile first then grab this one

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Song of the Nile Cleopatras Daughter #2 review » 3 Sorceress Seductress Schemer Cleopatra's daughter is the one woman with the power to destroy an empire Having survived her perilous childhood as a royal captive of Rome Selene pledged her loyalty to Augustus and swore. The seuel to Lily of the Nile Song of the Nile by Stephanie Dray continues the story of Cleopatra Selene daughter of the famous Cleopatra In this installment Selene marries becomes ueen of Mauretania and continually longs and schemes for the return of her birthright the throne of Egypt Song of the Nile begins with a prologue that refers to the myth of Persephone s descent and so we know from the start that this book will take Selene into some painful emotional territory There are two elements here that may trouble some readers so I ll get those out of the way while also saying that in my opinion they are handled well and are not gratuitousSPOILER AND TRIGGER WARNINGview spoilerThe first of these is a rape It s strongly foreshadowed before it happens and it s completely in character for the perpetrator Octavian as Dray has developed him It s also thankfully not written in a titillating style at all Selene goes through a believable period of self doubt and then finds her anger realizing that he broke a basic rule of civilized behavior and that he was wrong to blame her and her attire for the assault Further complicating the situation is that he has so much power over Selene politically that it s impossible to escape his orbit and he s also the only one who can grant Selene the thing she most wantsThe second unsettling element is incest Selene s brother Helios reappears at several points in the story and a sexual relationship develops between the two Or does it These scenes are written with a great deal of ambiguity to the point that I suspect they re dream seuences A literal reading is plausible but I m inclined to think the Helios of this book as opposed to the one she grew up with in book one is kind of an animus figure for her onto whom she has projected desires she doesn t dare indulge the desire to defy Rome and the desire to have sex and love without political calculation Or to use Selene s own metaphor he s her khaibit the shadow where she hides these unwanted feelings hide spoiler

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Song of the Nile Cleopatras Daughter #2 review » 3 She would become his very own Cleopatra Now the young ueen faces an uncertain destiny in a foreign landThe magic of Isis flowing through her veins is what makes her indispensable to the emperor Against a backdrop of im. I love reading about Cleopatra so I already knew a little about her daughter Cleopatra Selene Maybe I had too many preconceived notions to really enjoy this version of the story plus a lot of the elements really took me out of my comfort zone I think I would have liked the story if it had been a YA book or historical romance The Historical Fiction genre is often too gritty and dark for me which was true of this book I just didn t like reading detailed rape scenes or the main character having sex with her twin brother If you are ok with reading these types of things this may be the book for youI m not sure about the magic in the book While I understand that the magic and goddesses theme ties in with the beliefs of that time period it s hard to read a book based on real people and really believe that they had magical powersThere was a lot of action and lot of drama here so the book was very fast paced It s almost like an R rated soap opera set in ancient times This book has been getting many amazing reviews so I encourage you to try it if you think you will be okay with the difficult themesA fast paced read however a lot of the themes were too graphic for my tastesbook sent by publicist in exchange for honest reviewreviewed for


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    review Song of the Nile Cleopatras Daughter #2 Stephanie Dray ¸ 3 characters [Song of the Nile Cleopatras Daughter #2] EBOOK READ I was given the amazing gift of reading a pre release copy of this book In fact I read the manuscript off my computer and got to make suggesti

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    [Song of the Nile Cleopatras Daughter #2] EBOOK READ I was extremely disappointed in this second book in the Cleopatra's Daughter series I read Dray's first novel Lily of the Nile and was excited for the follow up I enjoy reading about Cleopatra and Augustus and this novel infuriated me The fi

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    review Song of the Nile Cleopatras Daughter #2 Stephanie Dray ¸ 3 characters [Song of the Nile Cleopatras Daughter #2] EBOOK READ The seuel to Lily of the Nile Song of the Nile by Stephanie Dray continues the story of Cleopatra Selene daughter of the famous Cleopatra In this installment Selene marries becomes ueen of Mauretania and continually longs and schemes for the return of her birthright the throne of Egypt Song of the Nile begins with a prologue that refers to

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    [Song of the Nile Cleopatras Daughter #2] EBOOK READ Stephanie Dray continues the story of Cleopatra's daughter Selene as she travels into adulthood marriage motherhood and ueenship? Certainly Selene is hoping so a timely political marriage has made her ueen of Mauretania but she won't rest until she has her mother's kingdom of Egypt back The creepy and complicated Empero

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    [Song of the Nile Cleopatras Daughter #2] EBOOK READ I love reading about Cleopatra so I already knew a little about her daughter Cleopatra Selene Maybe I had too many preconceived notions to really enjoy this version of the story plus a lot of the elements really took me out

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    [Song of the Nile Cleopatras Daughter #2] EBOOK READ review Song of the Nile Cleopatras Daughter #2 I was really disappointed with the second book of the series on Cleopatra's daughter There was nothing in this book that you looked forward to no love story that was not disgusting no regaining of a crown etc She distrusts her husband and even though it is obvious that he loves her she remains cold with him going so far as to say that there i

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    review Song of the Nile Cleopatras Daughter #2 [Song of the Nile Cleopatras Daughter #2] EBOOK READ Stephanie Dray ¸ 3 characters It's always such a joy when I come across books like Song of the Nile books that bring together my two favorite genres which are fantasy and historical fiction I'd looked forward to this novel ever since I finished

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    review Song of the Nile Cleopatras Daughter #2 [Song of the Nile Cleopatras Daughter #2] EBOOK READ Stephanie Dray ¸ 3 characters Nov 2013 rereadJust reread this in anticipation of the seuel; found it even upsetting than I remembered So much so I was anxious about starting the seuel unsure I could cope with what was ahead of me I'm particularly taken with Dray's transformation of her heroine from a child to an adult the Selene in this book is clear

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    [Song of the Nile Cleopatras Daughter #2] EBOOK READ characters Ò eBook or Kindle ePUB ¸ Stephanie Dray review Song of the Nile Cleopatras Daughter #2 Selene's fascinating story continues in Stephanie Dray's Song of the Nile seuel to January's Lily of the Nile After being ripped away from her home and taken to Rome at a young age Selene has found herself as little than a political pawn of Au

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    review Song of the Nile Cleopatras Daughter #2 [Song of the Nile Cleopatras Daughter #2] EBOOK READ characters Ò eBook or Kindle ePUB ¸ Stephanie Dray Okay so first up this has a whole bunch of R18 kind of things going on There's rape and there's incestuousness For the first I hated that obviously and I hated that Selene would even consider letting a similar situation happen again only with her in control The second it was something common for brothers and sisters to wed each other and become Pharaoh and ueen but still since society these days look down on brother and sister lo

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