The Princess Of Egypt Must Die

The Princess Of Egypt Must Die

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by Stephanie Dray
     
 
Princess Arsinoe came of age in the glittering court of Ptolemaic Egypt. Abused by her ruthless sister, a pawn in the dynastic ambitions of her father, and dismissed by the king who claimed her for a bride, young Arsinoe finds herself falling in love with a young man forbidden to her.(Novelette, 11k words.)

Overview

Princess Arsinoe came of age in the glittering court of Ptolemaic Egypt. Abused by her ruthless sister, a pawn in the dynastic ambitions of her father, and dismissed by the king who claimed her for a bride, young Arsinoe finds herself falling in love with a young man forbidden to her.(Novelette, 11k words.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940045131551
Publisher:
Stephanie Dray
Publication date:
11/27/2012
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
40,090
File size:
724 KB

Meet the Author

Stephanie Dray is a bestselling, multi-published, award-winning author of historical fiction and fantasy set in the ancient world. SONG OF THE NILE, the second book of her series about Cleopatra’s Daughter was nominated for a RITA award and won the Golden Leaf. Her focus on Ptolemaic Egypt and Augustan Age Rome has given her a unique perspective on 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. Before she wrote novels, Stephanie was a lawyer, a game designer, and a teacher. Now she uses the transformative power of magic realism to illuminate the stories of women in history and inspire the young women of today. She remains fascinated by all things Roman or Egyptian and has-to the consternation of her devoted husband-collected a house full of cats and ancient artifacts.

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The Princess Of Egypt Must Die 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
But this was only 98 pages long. Very disappointing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it! Wish it was longer
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The title is what first drew my attention to the book, suggesting an intrigue and exciting plot, The writing and action of the story, didn't match what the title promised, at least to me.The story has a slightly different twist as the Princess of Egypt does come into her own after her marriage to an older king and defending herself against the scheming prince. The story held my interest and was well written, but with many grammatical errors and incorrect homonym use, which distracted me from the story. The editing could have been better. Overall I enjoyed the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a well written short story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like the book wish it was longer
Kim_Z_Rendfeld More than 1 year ago
Even though this tale is set the royal courts of ancient Egypt and Thrace, both full of political and personal intrigue, this a coming-of-age story, one in which an innocent teenager gets a heart-breaking lesson about survival. In this short work, the author does a great job in building sympathy for Arsinoe, an Egyptian princess who wants only familial love and does wish to heed her mother’s advice about clawing her way to the top in a court full of treachery. The author also effectively ratchets the tension with a love interest--a relationship that would be fatal to both involved if discovered--and her narrative keeps the pages turning until the end, when Arsinoe realizes the ultimate truth about what she must do. Anyone who would like to sample Stephanie Dray’s work should read this novelette. Be warned: You might just turn the page after the author’s note and swept into her first novel, “Lily of the Nile,” a tale about one of Arsinoe’s descendents, Cleopatra Selene.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I cannot express in words how much i love this book. Im usually not a big fan if historic stories, but i have to make an exception for this story. Best short story i have ever read. I would 100% reccomend this book for aged 12+ - rhiannon
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love historical fiction! This is a great book. Characters are well developed. Sad ending. Hope a second book comes outso we can continue to read about arsinoe.
BooksMania More than 1 year ago
The nook book is incomplete. Only 53 pages no ending obviously this is only a part of the book. It is free, but even so, if  BN offered it as free nook, they could as well leave us the pleasure of reading it all.  It's an engaging novel, I recommend it if you can find it on paper print. I also recommend Stephanie Dray's trilogy about Cleopatra 's daughter, Selene : Lily of the Nile, Song of the Nile, and Daughters of the Nile.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked this book but the author got her mythology mixed up.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good
TudorLover324 More than 1 year ago
This is a really excellent novella, I only wish it was an entire book or even series! If you enjoy stories of ancient Egypt, then this is a story for you. Though it's rather short, it paints a wonderfully tragic picture of a princess who, despite her circumstances, is well on her way to becoming a force to be reckoned with. Well worth the read and besides, it's free so what do you have to lose?!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is really great. But its rather short. If you liie to read about anicent Egypt than this book is perfect for you. In this story a young priness trys to find her way in the palace. When she has to get married ahe don't like it. This book really keeps you going. It is also free so i hope you will enjoy this book vary goood work to the writer!