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Cleo: Book 1

Lucy Coats

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For National Curriculum Key Stage 2, Interest age: from c 12 years, Fiction, Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage), Historical fiction (Children's / Teenage)

One throne. Three sisters. This is war.

Her precious mother is dead - and it isn't an accident! The young Cleopatra - Pharaoh's illegitimate daughter - must flee the royal palace at Alexandria or die too. As her evil half-sisters usurp the throne, Cleo finds sanctuary at the sacred temple of Isis, where years later she becomes initiated into the secret Sisters of the Living Knot. But now Isis's power is failing, Egypt is in danger, and Cleo must prove her loyalty to her goddess by returning to the Alexandria she hates. She must seek out the hidden map which is the key to returning Isis's power - on pain of death. But will she be able to evade her horrible sisters? And will she find dreamy Khai, the uber-hot Librarian boy she met as she fled Alexandria years before? Cleo's powerful destiny is about to unfold...
Gorgeous and evocative, this captivating new YA novel imagines the life of the teenage Cleopatra before she became the icon we think we know.

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Lucy Coats

Lucy Coates worked as a children's book editor before becoming a full-time writer, poet and journalist. She has two children and lives in Northamptonshire.

Lucy lives with her husband and two children deep in the Northamptonshire countryside, surrounded by cows, sheep, horses, owls, foxes, four lunatic dogs and a large and demanding garden. She has been fascinated by childrenOs books ever since she can remember, and cannot imagine a better job than making up stories and poems for a living. When she is not writing she grows organic vegetables, cooks huge meals for her family, and sits in her stone circle, studying the moon and stars.

Lucy Coats read English and Ancient History at Edinburgh University, then worked in children's publishing and now writes full-time. She is a gifted children s poet and has also written picture books and novels. She is widely respected for her lively retellings of myths. Lucy's website is at www.lucycoats.com. You can also follow her on Facebook http://tinyurl.com/lucycoatsfacebook and Twitter http://www.twitter.com/lucycoats

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