Fortune's Child by James Conroyd Martin audiobook

Fortune's Child: A Novel of Empress Theodora

By James Conroyd Martin
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James Conroyd Martin
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KIRKUS REVIEWS: "A meticulously researched historical account presented in the form of a thrilling political drama." GRAND PRIZE ~ Best Book, Chanticleer International Book Awards  Theodora: actress, prostitute, mistress, feminist. And Byzantine Empress of the Roman world. Stephen: handsome Syrian boy, wizard's apprentice, palace eunuch. And Secretary to the Empress. How does this unlikely pair become such allies that one day Empress Theodora asks Stephen to write her biography? From a very young age, Theodora, daughter of a circus bear keeper in Constantinople, sets her sights well above her station in life. Her exquisite beauty sets her apart on stages and in the eyes of men. Stephen, a Syrian lad of striking good looks, is sold by his parents to a Persian wizard, who teaches him a skill in languages that will serve him well. By the time Destiny brings them together in Antioch, Theodora has undergone heart-rending trials and a transformation, while Stephen has been sold again . . . and castrated. Discover the enduring bond that, however imperfect, prompts Theodora—as Empress—to request palace eunuch Stephen to write her biography.

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KIRKUS REVIEWS: "A meticulously researched historical account presented in the form of a thrilling political drama."

GRAND PRIZE ~ Best Book, Chanticleer International Book Awards 

Theodora: actress, prostitute, mistress, feminist. And Byzantine Empress of the Roman world. Stephen: handsome Syrian boy, wizard's apprentice, palace eunuch. And Secretary to the Empress. How does this unlikely pair become such allies that one day Empress Theodora asks Stephen to write her biography?

From a very young age, Theodora, daughter of a circus bear keeper in Constantinople, sets her sights well above her station in life. Her exquisite beauty sets her apart on stages and in the eyes of men.

Stephen, a Syrian lad of striking good looks, is sold by his parents to a Persian wizard, who teaches him a skill in languages that will serve him well.

By the time Destiny brings them together in Antioch, Theodora has undergone heart-rending trials and a transformation, while Stephen has been sold again . . . and castrated.

Discover the enduring bond that, however imperfect, prompts Theodora—as Empress—to request palace eunuch Stephen to write her biography.

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Author Bio: James Conroyd Martin

Author Bio: James Conroyd Martin

James Conroyd Martin is the award-winning author of numerous books, including Push Not the River, a novel based on the diary of a countess in 1790s Poland, as well as Against a Crimson Sky and The Warsaw Conspiracy, which continued the Poland series.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 14.60
Audience: Adult
Language: English