Imperial Passions: The Porta Aurea

Imperial Passions: The Porta Aurea

by Eileen Stephenson

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ISBN-13: 9780999690710
Publisher: Eileen Iciek
Publication date: 04/25/2018
Series: Imperial Passions , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 386
Sales rank: 655,426
File size: 9 MB

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Map 

Main Characters

Chapters 1 - 24

Author's Note

Glossary

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Imperial Passions: The Porta Aurea 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
amybooksy 8 months ago
Imperial Passions is the first book I have read by Eileen Stephenson. It will not be the last. I thought this was a great historical. I enjoyed the vivid details of the Byzantine era. I am not too familiar with this era, so it was a refreshing to read something new. I give Imperial Passions four and a half stars. I recommend it for readers who enjoy reading historical fiction. It is one that should not be missed. I received this book from the publisher. This review is 100% my own honest opinion.
indiebrag More than 1 year ago
We are proud to announce that IMPERIAL PASSIONS: The Porta Aurea by Eileen Sedphenson is a B.R.A.G.Medallion Honoree. This tells readers that this book is well worth their time and money!
Tinney More than 1 year ago
Anna Dalassena, in addition to being a fascinating character in her own right, is the perfect window on the Byzantine world. As she grows from girlhood to womanhood, taking her place in that world as a wife, a mother, and an aristocrat who is very much a player in the tangled web of Byzantine politics, we see Constantinople through her eyes, and she is an intelligent and observant guide. Through Anna, we see the great historic events of the times, juxtaposed with intimate domestic events. These perspectives, combined, provide the reader with a rich and varied experience of this fascinating and complex world, full of wealth, intrigue, violence, and betrayal, as well as love and grief and tenderness. We watch Anna grow into a remarkable woman, courageous and decisive, and fundamentally decent even in the face of rampant greed and cruelty. The author has an encyclopedic knowledge of Byzantium, its personages, historical events, and its physical attributes. Readers are in good hands here. Both the glossary and the list of characters are welcome tools, especially since given names tend to repeat in this culture, leaving us with multiple Marias, Michaels, Johns, and Annas, for example. To her credit, the author manages this deftly, making it easy for the reader to distinguish among these characters. The ending is satisfying, but at the same time suggests more to come. I hope so—I look forward to seeing more of this world, and more of Anna Dalassena.