"You should go to her."
I looked up the stairs to the second story, where my mother was sitting on a carved wooden couch. Her silk dress fluttered in the warm breeze, and she was staring out at the sea. "She'll be angry."
"She's never angry at you. You're her little moon."
While Alexander Helios had been named for the sun, I had been named for the moon. Although she always said her little moon could never do anything wrong, I hesitated.
"You can't let her sit there alone, Selene. She's afraid."
-- Page 9 (uncorrected proof) of Cleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran
What an interesting perspective on the final days of Cleopatra. And then the story goes on to follow the life of Cleopatra Selene-- one of the twins born to Antony and Cleopatra.
AND in conjunction with the debut of this novel, Michelle Moran is graciously offering a copy for a GIVEAWAY!!!
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SO-- leave a comment telling me your favorite era of history or your favorite historical figure!
Contest will close Saturday night (the 12th) at 11:59 pm. I'll announce the winner on Monday!
(Also, watch for the full review next week, along with a bunch of fun BBAW posts!)