Author: Stephanie Dray
Series: Stand Alone Short
Published: November 28th 2012
Source: Purchased Copy
Description: 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. She dreams of a destiny as Egypt's queen, but first she must survive the nest of vipers otherwise known as her family.
I Give This ...
How did I miss that Stephanie had a new story out! I'm not one to normally read short stories, but there are certain authors that I do not care.
I was curious as to who this new princess might be. At first she seemed like a young girl lost in the crowd. The favored wife hated her because she was in constant competition with her own daughter. But, she knew she could do nothing about it. But really, she was a girl who watched and observes everything. When it turns out her father had agreed to marry her to a old man, she doesn't care that he is a King. But, she's listened to her mother and knows her best interest it become the favored.
What she never counted on was to fall in love. And love often is the downfall of many. It never ceases to amaze me though how far people will go to bring another down. Sometimes the person you have to watch the most is the one you least expect. And I really was not expecting the person who was set to out the princess.
One of my favorite things about historical fiction is when it introduces me to a a new figure in history. It always makes me want to learn more. Needless to say, what I've learned about Princess Arsinoe was very eye opening!