Buongiorno a tutti, buona settimana, grazie di essere su Alessandro III di Macedonia! Oggi inauguro una nuova serie di articoli:
perché gli editori italiani hanno moltissimi libri di narrativa e di saggistica che potrebbero tradurre per far conoscere ancora di più Alessandro Magno e l’Ellenismo al pubblico italiano. Chissà mai che qualche addetto ai lavori metta piede in uno dei miei articoli e si smuoveranno le cose? Piano piano vi parlerò dei libri o delle serie di libri e chissà che prima o poi potrò aggiornare qualche articolo di questa categoria con la bella notizia della sua pubblicazione italiana!
Iniziamo con una trilogia di fiction storica
Cleopatra’s Daughter o The Nile Trilogy
di Stephanie Dray
Pubblicata ormai esattamente dieci anni fa dalla Penguin Random House, più precisamentente dalla Berkley Books, questa serie non è arrivata ancora in italiano sebbene l’autrice abbia pubblicato diversi libri e dev’essere anche molto letta in base alle recensioni su Amazon e Goodreads. La serie chiamata col titolo The Nile Trilogy è riportato sul sito web dell’autrice. Ma vediamo da quali libri è composta la serie che ci interessa:
Lily of the Nile #1
With her parents dead, the daughter of Cleopatra and Mark Antony is left at the mercy of her Roman captors. Heir to one empire and prisoner of another, Princess Selene must save her brothers and reclaim what is rightfully hers…
In the aftermath of Alexandria’s tragic fall, Princess Selene is taken from Egypt, the only home she’s ever known. Along with her two surviving brothers, she’s put on display as a war trophy in Rome. Selene’s captors mock her royalty and drag her through the streets in chains, but on the brink of death, the children are spared as a favor to the emperor’s sister, who takes them to live as hostages in the so-called lamentable embassy of royal orphans…
Trapped in a Roman court of intrigue that reviles her heritage and suspects her faith, Selene can’t hide the hieroglyphics that carve themselves into her flesh. Nor can she stop the emperor from using her for his own political ends. Faced with a new and ruthless Caesar who is obsessed with having a Cleopatra of his very own, Selene is determined to honor her mother’s lost legacy. The magic of Egypt and Isis remain within her. Can she succeed where her mother failed? And what will it cost her in a political game where the only rule is win or die?
Song of the Nile #2
Sorceress. Seductress. Schemer. Cleopatra’s daughter is the emperor’s most unlikely apprentice and one woman with the power to destroy his empire…
Having survived her perilous childhood as a royal captive of Rome, Selene pledged her loyalty to Augustus and swore she would become his very own Cleopatra. Now the young queen faces an uncertain destiny in a foreign land.
The magic of Isis flowing through her veins is what makes her indispensable to the emperor. Against a backdrop of imperial politics and religious persecution, Cleopatra’s daughter beguiles her way to the very precipice of power. She has never forgotten her birthright, but will the price of her mother’s throne be more than she’s willing to pay?
Daughters of the Nile #3
Based on the true story of Cleopatra’s daughter…
After years of abuse as the emperor’s captive in Rome, Cleopatra Selene has found a safe harbor. No longer the pitiful orphaned daughter of the despised Egyptian Whore, the twenty year old is now the most powerful queen in the empire, ruling over the kingdom of Mauretania—an exotic land of enchanting possibility where she intends to revive her dynasty.
With her husband, King Juba II and the magic of Isis that is her birthright, Selene brings prosperity and peace to a kingdom thirsty for both. But when Augustus Caesar jealously demands that Selene’s children be given over to him to be fostered in Rome, she’s drawn back into the web of imperial plots and intrigues that she vowed to leave behind.
Determined and resourceful, Selene must shield her loved ones from the emperor’s wrath, all while vying with ruthless rivals like King Herod. Can she find a way to overcome the threat to her marriage, her kingdom, her family, and her faith? Or will she be the last of her line?
The Princess of Egypt Must Die (novella)
Before she became one of Egypt’s greatest queens, she was a lonely princess who ached to belong…
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 great destiny, but if she is ever to rule Egypt, she must first survive the nest of vipers otherwise known as her family.
Stephanie Dray is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of historical women’s fiction. Her award-winning novels include America’s First Daughter and My Dear Hamilton, co-authored with Laura Kamoie, and the Cleopatra’s Daughter Trilogy. Her work has been translated into eight languages and often tops lists for the most-anticipated reads of the year. Before she became a novelist, she was a lawyer and a teacher. Now she lives near the nation’s capital with her husband, cats, and history books.
Questi libri si trovano tutti in versione paperback o e-book a un prezzo contenuto e dalle recensioni sembra una trilogia appassionante e ben scritta. La Penguin Random House è forse la casa editrice più grande al mondo quindi è indiscutibile il successo di ciò che pubblica. Perché anche noi italiani non possiamo avere questa trilogia tradotta in italiano?? Restate sintonizzati e scoprirete altri libri che non sono ancora arrivati in edizione o traduzione italiana!
Buona settimana a tutti,