Selene of Alexandria

By Faith L. Justice




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Finalist for the Global eBook Award

August, 2011

 

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Blurb:

"...readers will be captivated" – Historical Novel Society

"…an entertaining and enlightening novel....a fine read through and through." – Midwest Book Reviews

"… does what historical fiction does best—weave historical fact, real-life historical figures, and attention to detail with page-turning, plot-driven fiction." – The Copperfield Review

This story of ambition, love and political intrigue brings to life colorful characters and an exotic time and place. In A.D. 412 Alexandria, against rhe backdrop of a city torn by religious and polical strife, Selene struggles to achieve her dream of becoming a physician–an unlikely goal for an upper class Christian girl. Hypatia, the famed Lady Philosopher of Alexandria and the Augustal Prefect Orestes offer their patronage and protection. But will it be enough to save Selene from murderous riots, the machinations of a charismatic Bishop and–most dangerous of all–her own impulsive nature?

 

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Praise for Selene of Alexandria:

"Readers will be captivated. Fans of Gillian Bradshaw’s classic The Beacon at Alexandria may especially enjoy Selene and find a promising new historical novelist who shares the same gift for wonderfully researched, vividly evoked, good old-fashioned storytelling." --Historical Novel Society

"I am enthralled with the work of this author… [She writes] with beauty, brilliance, and brutal honesty. Run to the bookstore and buy this for yourself." -–BookPleasures.com

"Selene of Alexandria is pure fiction magic...I couldn't put this book down. I love the way Justice mixed historic facts with her fictional character's lives, dreams, loves, and aspirations...Selene of Alexandria made me laugh and cry, hope and despair. I can't wait to see what else Faith L. Justice has in store for us." --Story Circle Book Reviews

"Selene of Alexandria has received high praise from a number of reviewers and deserves every word of it. This book is outstanding, not just for a first novel, but for any novel. Once you’ve read it, I’m sure you’ll join me in waiting impatiently to read Justice’s next project! --Lacuna: A Journal of Historical Fiction

Selene of Alexandria does what historical fiction does best—weave historical fact, real-life historical figures, and attention to detail with page-turning, plot-driven fiction...Justice gives you all the tools you need to follow the story, and she expertly brings you along for the ride. --The Copperfield Review

 

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Available in Kindle, Nook, Sony Reader and Epub for iPad

 

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