But once she sets foot in the Queen of Cities, a decadent world where dazzling luxury masks unspeakable cruelty, she realises that her husband is a deluded mother's boy with mighty enemies and treacherous allies.
Glittering parties in marble palaces soon give way to bloody revolution, shipwreck and exile and Agnes discovers there is no limit to what she will do to survive.
A world in flames
What people are saying - Write a review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Sarah_Gruwell - LibraryThing
I started out with such high hopes for this book. The time period is such a unique one, and any historical fiction that’s about an obscure female figure makes me a happy camper. However, ultimately, I ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - janerawoof - LibraryThing
I was thrilled to read about the 12th and 13th centuries in Byzantine history that I didn't know much about. Until the last section the book was disappointing. I was glad to read later most of the ... Read full review