Lily of the Nile tells the tale of Selene, the daughter of Cleopatra, the last pharaoh of Egypt, and Marc Antony of Rome. The novel opens with the death of Cleopatra soon after the fall of Egypt to Rome. Selene, her twin brother Helios and their half brother are taken back to Rome as war prizes for the emperor Octavian.
Lily of the Nile is an intriguing read filled with politics, manipulation, a dash of ancient mysticism, and an unforgettable journey through the ancient world through the eyes of one of the most fascinating figures of ancient Rome. The characters are strongly drawn and feel sympathetic and real, especially Selene. She's a strong protagonist that readers want to cheer for and want to succeed in a seemingly pointless endeavor.