Selene of Alexandria

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

Selene of Alexandria is pure fiction magic…I couldn’t put this book down…[It] 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

“This book is outstanding, not just for a first novel, but for any novel. —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.” —The Copperfield Review

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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 the backdrop of a city torn by religious and political 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?

Author:  Faith L. Justice
ISBN:  978-160145813
Length:  393 pp
Price: $14.99 (Print-discounts vary) $3.99 (ebook)

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