Michelle Moran‘s second novel Cleopatra’s Daughter is about to come out, and in celebration, there are a ton of book bloggers hosting giveaways for it. I’ve read some good reviews of it in the past few days, and am pretty excited about reading it myself. I was waaaay into Cleopatra when I was little and saw the Liz Taylor film (back when TNT showed awesome classics all the time), even demanding that my hair be cut like her bob in the movie! The best book I’ve read about her so far would be Margaret George’s The Memoirs of Cleopatra (special shoutout for Zilpha Keatley Snyder’s The Egypt Game).
If you’re looking to win a copy of Cleopatra’s Daughter (and who doesn’t enjoy a win now and then?), check out these lovely, generous blogs:
Medieval Bookworm (ends September 10th)
Passages to the Past (autographed copy! ends September 14th)
Virginie Says … (also autographed, drawing September 15th)
A Journey of Books (ends September 15th)
Historically Obsessed (ends September 10th)
Violet Crush (ends September 10th) also features Nefertiti!
Go for the contests, stay for the posts!
From the publisher:
The marriage of Marc Antony and Cleopatra is one of the greatest love stories of all time, a tale of unbridled passion with earth-shaking political consequences. Feared and hunted by the powers in Rome, the lovers choose to die by their own hands as the triumphant armies of Antony’s revengeful rival, Octavian, sweep into Egypt. Their three orphaned children are taken in chains to Rome; only two– the ten-year-old twins Selene and Alexander–survive the journey. Delivered to the household of Octavian’s sister, the siblings cling to each other and to the hope that they will return one day to their rightful place on the throne of Egypt. As they come of age, they are buffeted by the personal ambitions of Octavian’s family and court, by the ever-present threat of slave rebellion, and by the longings and desires deep within their own hearts.