Part 1 of the White Lotus trilogyIn the fifth century BCE, Egypt is the greatest civilization known to mankind. But with a foolish king on its throne, the Nile Valley is ripe for conquering.Amid this climate of danger and strife, in the alleys and brothels of Memphis, an extraordinary young woman comes of age. To spare her siblings from starvation, Doricha is sold into prostitution. But she has gifts beyond mere beauty. Through wit and determination, she works her way into the realm of the hetaerae—courtesans of exceptional refinement.As a hetaera, Doricha has access to the schemes and negotiations that shape the world. But the rich and powerful also have access to her...Blending the ancient fable that inspired "Cinderella" with true history, White Lotus brings Egypt’s downfall to life.NOTE: This is the first in a three-book series.Editorial note: In pursuit of a unique character voice, some portions of this novel contain intentional misuse of grammar and misspelled words. The reader should not mistake these features for lack of editing.