Empire of Iron by Debra May Macleod audiobook

Empire of Iron: A Novel of the Vestal Virgins

By Debra May Macleod

Blackstone Publishing 9781094000305

The Vesta Shadows Series: Book 3

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • Available on 06/28/2022

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    ISBN: 9781094000305

Category: Fiction/Historical
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

There is a saying in Rome: the Tarpeian Rock is close to the capitol. Meaning that even at the height of power, one is never far from a fall. As the Vestalis Maxima, Pomponia has guided her order through the collapse of Rome’s Republic and the rise of the Empire. Her wit and piety have elevated the Vestals to a position of unprecedented prestige—and her friendship with Caesar Augustus has afforded her personally a life of political influence and privilege. She has been adored and untouchable.

Yet that illusion of safety has been shattered by a ruthless enemy who continues to menace her from the shadows, his vengeful nature escalating to terrifying new heights that threaten not just Pomponia, but all those she cares for—including the emperor himself.

Worse, it seems that the gods are also turning against her when the Vestal order suffers an unparalleled crisis that Pomponia must answer for. Struggling to maintain her position, Pomponia looks to her slaves and a renegade charioteer for support as her complex relationship with her protégé, Quintina, brings painful secrets to light.

Faced with threats from all directions, Pomponia must be willing to sacrifice everything—even her own morality—to protect her status, the Vestal order, and the lives of those around her.

In Empire of Iron, the unflinching conclusion to the Vesta Shadows trilogy, Pomponia realizes that, like Rome itself, she must become even more ruthless than her enemies if she is to survive.

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Author Bio: Debra May Macleod

Author Bio: Debra May Macleod

Debra May Macleod is an author of historical fiction focusing on the ancient Roman religion of Vesta and the Vestal Virgins. She is privileged to have been invited to participate in research excursions in the Forum Romanum, the Forum of Caesar and Imperial Fora, including places inaccessible to the general public, and informs her writing and work with this invaluable perspective. Debra has a bachelor of arts (English, classics) as well as a law degree. She lives in Canada with her husband and son, visiting Italy often for research (and sun).

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD, Hardcover
Category: Fiction/Historical
Audience: Adult
Language: English