In the Stacks Episode 65: Lily of the Nile by Stephanie Dray

A video book review of Lily of the Nile by Stephanie Dray. Purchase the book on Bookshop here, and on Amazon here.

"After Octavian conquers Egypt, Queen Cleopatra takes her own life with a suicidal snakebite. Cleopatra’s three children are brought to Rome to be raised in the Emperor’s household with their half-siblings -- and also to be used as political pawns.

"Princess Selene, along with her twin brother Alexander Helios and younger brother Ptolemy Philadelphus, are stripped of their titles and of inheriting the Egyptian throne. They’re forbidden to worship Isis, the goddess of motherhood, magic and fertility. Adjustment to their new home is swift, as the children realize they’re only prisoners as much as they want to be." -- Michelle Z. from In the

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