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Cleopatra's Heir By Gillian Bradshaw

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The son of Julius Caesar and Cleopatra, Caesarion was seen by some as the hope of Rome and Egypt, until he was assassinated. But what if Caesarion had survived his assassination and went underground to hide his identity? What if he went from a life of luxury to near-slavery and humiliation?

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Cleopatra's Heir by Gillian Bradshaw

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.

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"Bradshaw is a classics scholar as well as an excellent writer . . . . History comes alive in her expert hands." --The Philadelphia Inquirer

"Bradshaw makes ancient history immediate and thrilling." --The Orlando Sentinel

About Gillian Bradshaw

Gillian Bradshaw won the Hopwood Prize for fiction with her first novel, Hawk of May. She has BAs in English and Classical Greek, and sold her first novel while preparing for exams for her third degree, in Greek in Latin Literature. Her novels include Cleopatra's Heir, Render Unto Caesar, The Sand-Reckoner, and The Wolf Hunt. She and her husband live in Coventry in England. They have four children and a dog.

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Cleopatra's Heir by Gillian Bradshaw
Gillian Bradshaw
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