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Twilight Empress: A Novel of Imperial Rome
Twilight Empress: A Novel of Imperial Rome
Twilight Empress: A Novel of Imperial Rome
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Twilight Empress: A Novel of Imperial Rome

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She lives a life of ambition, power, and intrigue she didn’t seek, but can’t refuse.

Daughter of Rome, Placidia expects to do her duty to God and country, marry appropriately, and raise imperial heirs. But in AD 410, the city of Rome falls to the Goths, and she must save the tottering Roman Empire from the incompetent hands of her brother. She marries once for love and once for duty, experiencing heartbreaking loss in both.

Empress Placidia must outwit scheming generals and defeat usurpers to win the devotion of her people and secure the throne for her young son. It’s not just the enemies within that threaten her rule. Vandals invade the African provinces and Attila masses his Huns on her border. But it’s the knife in the hands of those closest that cuts the deepest. Will a confrontation with her rebellious children be the battle she can’t survive?

Twilight Empress is the exciting first novel of the Theodosian Women series by Faith L. Justice featuring the remarkable women who reigned during the Roman Empire’s twilight years. Don’t miss this “addictive read” (Kirkus Reviews); “filled with romance, political intrigue, and drama that will keep you turning the pages.” (History from a Woman’s Perspective)

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Release dateMay 31, 2017
ISBN9781370214716
Twilight Empress: A Novel of Imperial Rome
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Faith L. Justice

Faith L. Justice writes in her historic land marked home “The Suffragette House” in Brooklyn, New York where she lives with her family and the required gaggle of cats. Her award-winning fiction has appeared in such publications as Circles in the Hair, The Copperfield Review, and Beyond Science Fiction and Fantasy. She’s published articles in such venues as Salon.com, Writer's Digest, and The Writer. Faith is Chair of the Historical Novel Society--New York City chapter and Associate Editor for Space and Time Magazine. She co-founded a writer’s workshop many more years ago than she likes to admit. For fun, she digs in the dirt – her garden and various archaeological sites.

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