Cleopatra's Moon

Cleopatra's Moon

By Vicky Alvear Shecter

Arthur A. Levine Books, Hardcover, 9780545221306, 355pp.

Publication Date: August 2011


"The Luxe" meets the ancient world in the extraordinary story of Cleopatra's daughter.

Selene has grown up in a palace on the Nile with her parents, Cleopatra & Mark Antony--the most brilliant, powerful rulers on earth. But the jealous Roman Emperor Octavianus wants Egypt for himself, & when war finally comes, Selene faces the loss of all she's ever loved. Forced to build a new life in Octavianus's household in Rome, she finds herself torn between two young men and two possible destinies--until she reaches out to claim her own.

This stunning novel brings to life the personalities & passions of one of the greatest dramas in history, & offers a wonderful new heroine in Selene.

About the Author
Vicky Alvear Shecter is the author of three nonfiction books for young readers, most recently Anubis Speaks! A Guide to the Afterlife by the Egyptian God of the Dead, and a young-adult novel, Cleopatra s Moon. Please visit her website at or follow her on Twitter at @valvearshecter.