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The Secret History: A Novel of Empress Theodora - Stephanie Thornton
The Secret History: A Novel of Empress Theodora
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Stephanie Thornton,Paperback, English-language edition,Pub by Penguin Group (USA)
Stephanie Thornton,Paperback, English-language edition,Pub by Penguin Group (USA)
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780451417787 (045141778X)
Publisher: NAL Trade
Pages no: 448
Edition language: English
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The True Book Addict
The True Book Addict rated it
5.0
I am sad to say that for all my knowledge of history, I really know almost nothing of Empress Theodora. What a story I have missed out on! A woman who rose from less than nothing to become the most powerful woman in the Byzantine empire. A truly inspiring story.I am very impressed that this is Steph...
Ageless Pages Reviews
Ageless Pages Reviews rated it
5.0
Read This Review & More Like It On Ageless Pages Reviews!"I both dreaded and feared to reach so high. It only meant I had further to fall."The Secret History, ARC p.254Stephanie Thornton proves that not all debut novels have to feel and read like debuts. The Secret History is a dense, detailed, atmo...
Unabridged Chick
Unabridged Chick rated it
Empress Theodora began as an actress and prostitute and became Empress of the Roman Empire. Her life reads like a soap opera, and in Thornton's hands, it's a fast, sex-filled (but not necessarily raunchy) historical novel that is perfect for the summer.Theodora's story is not for prudish. After ci...
The Maiden's Court
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5.0 Book Review: The Secret History by Stephanie Thornton
In terms of novels and books about the Roman Empire, the Eastern Empire often gets the short end of the stick. I can confess to knowing nothing more about Emperor Justinian and Empress Theodora than the fact that they were memorialized in mosaic (learned about in my high school art history class). H...
Passionate about Books!
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5.0 The Secret History: A Novel of Empress Theodora
I am surprised that this is the author's first book because I thought it was phenomenal! I loved her writing and the way she told this story. It transported me back to ancient Rome with her imagery of the sights, sounds and smell, along with the culture of the time and how difficult it was for the w...
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