Blog Tour: Dawn Empress (The Theodosian Women #2) by Faith L. Justice


Dawn Empress: A Novel of Imperial Rome

Series: The Theodosian Women, Book Two

Author: Faith L. Justice

Print/ebook Publication Date: 24th May 2020

Audiobook Publication date: 19th February 2021

Publisher: Raggedy Moon Books

Page Length: 354 pages

Audio Book Length: 12 hrs 41 min

Genre: Biographical Historical Fiction

Synopsis: As Rome reels under barbarian assaults, a young girl must step up.


After the Emperor’s unexpected death, ambitious men eye the Eastern Roman throne occupied by seven-year-old Theodosius II. His older sister Pulcheria faces a stark choice: she must find allies and take control of the Eastern court or doom the imperial children to a life of obscurity—or worse. Beloved by the people and respected by the Church, Pulcheria forges her own path to power. Can her piety and steely will protect her brother from military assassins, heretic bishops, scheming eunuchs and—most insidious of all—a beautiful, intelligent bride? Or will she lose all in the trying?


Dawn Empress tells the little-known and remarkable story of Pulcheria Augusta, 5th century Empress of Eastern Rome. Her accomplishments rival those of Elizabeth I and Catherine the Great as she sets the stage for the dawn of the Byzantine Empire. Don’t miss this “gripping tale” (Kirkus Reviews); a “deftly written and impressively entertaining historical novel” (Midwest Book Reviews). Historical Novel Reviews calls Dawn Empress an “outstanding novel…highly recommended” and awarded it the coveted Editor’s Choice.


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About the Author:

     

      Faith L. Justice writes award-winning historical novels, short stories, and articles in Brooklyn, New York where she lives with her family and the requisite gaggle of cats. Her work has appeared in Salon.com, Writer’s Digest, The Copperfield Review, and many more publications. She is Chair of the New York City chapter of the Historical Novel Society, and Associate Editor for Space and Time Magazine. She co-founded a writer’s workshop many more years ago than she likes to admit. For fun, she digs in the dirt—her garden and various archaeological sites. Visit her on her website, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Amazon Author Page, and Goodreads.



 

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