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Daughters of the Nile (Cleopatra's Daughter, Book 3) by Stephanie Dray

By Stephanie Dray

According to the genuine tale of Cleopatra’s daughter…

After years of abuse because the emperor’s captive in Rome, Cleopatra Selene has chanced on a secure harbor. now not the pitiful orphaned daughter of the despised Egyptian Whore, the twenty 12 months outdated is now the main robust queen within the empire, ruling over the dominion of Mauretania—an unique land of spell binding probability the place she intends to restore her dynasty.

With her husband, King Juba II and the magic of Isis that's her birthright, Selene brings prosperity and peace to a nation thirsty for either. but if Augustus Caesar jealously calls for that Selene’s kids accept over to him to be fostered in Rome, she’s drawn again into the net of imperial plots and intrigues that she vowed to depart behind.

Determined and ingenious, Selene needs to protect her family from the emperor’s wrath, all whereas vying with ruthless competitors like King Herod. Can she have the option to beat the hazard to her marriage, her country, her kinfolk, and her religion? Or will she be the final of her line?

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She turned to Kolya. “He’s a sweet one. ” “He lived in the Kirov. ” “The Kirov? That’s the one that went down last night? ” She gathered me in her arms. It was like being embraced by a scarecrow. I couldn’t feel any body beneath her clothing, just layer after layer of smoky wool. Still, it felt good to have a woman showing concern. Even if she was just being polite, it felt good. “Come,” she said, taking my hand, leather glove on leather glove. “This is your home now. If you need to sleep here for a night, a week, this is where you sleep.

No one else in the world has heard this story,” she confided to me. “She learned all about these lusty painters, got her juices flowing, couple of shots of vodka, that was it. ” She leaned closer to me, touching the sleeve of my overcoat, and told me with a stage whisper: “He came, anyway. ” I wasn’t used to hearing women speak about sex. The boys I knew never shut up on the subject, though none of them seemed like great authorities, but the girls saved those talks for their own closed covens. I wondered if Grisha had laid Vera yet, before remembering that Grisha and Vera were both dead, buried beneath tombstones of broken concrete.

Yes, the colonel’s daughter is pretty. I like your optimism. ” “You might be wrong about that. ” We walked past a group of young boys with stepladders and pails of whitewash who were busy painting over street signs and building numbers. Kolya stopped and stared at them. ” he shouted at the closest boy, who wore so many layers of wool you would have thought he was fat, unless you saw the drawn skin of his face, his eyes shining and black above shadows as deep as an old man’s. Very few children this young were left in the city; most had been evacuated back in September.

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