Monday, September 19, 2011

Song of the Nile by Stephanie Dray book Review + {Giveaway with Rafflecopter – Ends 9/26} (CLOSED)

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After reading Stephanie Dray’s last novel “Lily of the Nile” I was anxious to read her newest “Song of the Nile. I have to admit that I haven’t finished the book yet, but it sucked me in right away. The story picks up with the same characters where the last book left off. In fact I figured she would fast-forward a bit, but I feel like I haven’t missed a thing with Cleopatra Selene in this book.

Song of the Nile by Stephanie Dray is about the famed Cleopatra’s daughter, Selene. Dray with her wondrous imagination creates a story for Selene that the history books leave out. It’s easy to imagine that this is what really happened, because this book makes it so real. There  is little known about Selene, so Dray fills the gaps. She uses facts about history, stories told, and a great deal of creativity. Where the “Lily of the Nile” book picks up when Cleopatra meets her demise and her children are forced move on without her, this story continues that. At the end of the last book Cleopatra Selene is about to be wed. In Song of the Nile we see Selene’s wedding and the happenings in her life from there.

I really enjoyed this new book. I think Stephanie Dray has something going here. I look at this era in time in a whole new light now. Even with a fictional book there are so many elements that are true to the times. I recommend that you go learn more about Stephanie and her books at http://www.stephaniedray.com. You can follow her with her newsletter, Facebook, and Twitter too. And be sure to check out Song of the Nile as it’s released next month, available through Amazon.com. Better yet, enter below for your chance to win a copy of Song of the Nile by Stephanie Dray before it’s even released.


*Disclaimer: I received an ebook copy for my review. All opinions are my own.*

12 comments:

KAE said...

I went to the website and I learned that I want to read her books! They sound great, books that I would love!

Blogger Name: Krystal Larson said...

Her books look awesome, I love the covers! I also enjoy the history too, it looks like she researched :)

lisa said...

She has workshops!

Colleen Turner said...

I learned from the author's website that, before she was a writer, she was a lawyer and a game designer. What a vast career history!
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jayedee said...

i learned that the author graduated from Smith, a small women’s college in Massachusetts where–to the consternation of her devoted professors–she was unable to master Latin.

Diana D said...

Before she began writing books she was a lawyer and a teacher. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway



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June M. said...

I learned that before she became a writer, she was a lawyer, game designer, and teacher.

Julie said...

I learned that she has a Cleopatra Writing Contest for Young Women! How awesome is that?!

Diana said...

Found out that she is fascinated by all things Egyptian and has collected a house full of cats and ancient artifacts.
goldiez at hotmail dot com

ruthhill74 said...

I learned that she had a free read on her site called The Threshing Floor.

Raven In A Blue Room said...

Her focus on Middle Eastern Studies gave her a deeper understanding of the consequences of Egypt’s ancient clash with Rome, both in terms of the still-extant tensions between East and West as well as the worldwide decline of female-oriented religion.

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Gina said...

Learned she has a writing contest for young women!