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Cleopatra's Heir (Paperback)

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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0765302292
ISBN-13: 9780765302298
Sku: 33736518
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.75L x 1.25T
Pages:  448
Age Range:  NA
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Rome in all her glory meets the splendor of ancient Egypt Caesarion was seen by some as the hope of Rome, by others as the folly of Julius Caesar's lust for the foreigner, Cleopatra. What might history have been like had Caesarion survived assassination and gone underground to hide his identity? Penniless and suffering from epileptic seizures, Caesarion changes his name. Befriended by an Egyptian farmer, Caesarion helps the farmer and his family break into the Greek-dominated Red Sea trade. As Caesarion gets to know this lower-class family he originally sneered at, he loses his veneer of noble snobbery and realizes that his secret identity is putting the people he's come to love in danger.
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The son of Julius Caesar and Cleopatra, the fabled Queen of Egypt, Caesarion escapes the assassination plot hatched by Octavius, the new ruler of Rome, and goes underground to hide his identity, journeying from a life of privilege to an existence filled with danger, poverty, and humiliation.
The might and power of Julius Caesar, the man who conquered the known world.

The beauty of Cleopatra, the woman who conquered the conqueror.

Together they could have forged an empire whose power had never been seen before. Tragically, it was not meant to be.

But what of the son who was born of their passion?

Gillian Bradshaw gives us a possible answer in Cleopatra's Heir, a riveting historical novel drawn from meticulous research and a unique historical premise. The young son of Julius Caesar and the fabled Cleopatra, Caesarion was seen by some as the hope of the marriage between Rome and Egypt, by others as the folly of a commander's lust for a wanton foreign schemer. For the new Roman ruler, Octavius, Caesarion is the threat that could topple his dreams of a safe and peaceful Roman Empire.

The brutal truth is that Caesarion could not be allowed to live. But what if he somehow managed to survive the inevitable assassination and went underground to hide his identity? How would he find a way to live when he has always chosen and honor, even though his life has been shadowed by forces greater than anyone should have to cope with?

Caesarion will travel the lands that he thinks he knows so well only to discover that he knew his people not at all. And only after that discovery, when he loses it all and is forced to confront his humanity, will Caesarion finally come to know friendship, honesty, and love.

And the essential truth that a man can be noble and true, bereft of land, titles . . . and even a name.
The son of the title is Caesarion, the son Cleopatra had with Julius Caesar--maybe. The boy is kidnapped when Caesar's Roman son, Octavian, conquers Egypt, but he escapes, ending up in the caravan of a merchant. The man's daughter falls in love with Caesarion, and it takes a lot of time and incident before he is able to transcend his privileged trappings and relate to a commoner. In the end, the author creates a meeting between Caesarion and Octavian that never took place, but that provides a rip-roaring finale.
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