Monday, May 25, 2020
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by Faith L. Justice
Publication Date: May 24, 2020
Raggedy Moon Books
Series: The Theodosian Women, Book 2
Genre: Historical Fiction
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 Princess 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 Pulcheria’s little-known and remarkable story. Her accomplishments rival those of Elizabeth I and Catherine the Great as she sets the stage for the dawn of the Byzantine Empire.
Faith L. Justice writes award-winning novels, short stories and articles published in venues such as Salon.com, “Writer’s Digest, and The Copperfield Review. A varied life provides the staples for Faith’s stories. Day jobs included lifeguard, paralegal, computer systems analyst, human resources executive, college professor, and freelance writer. Travel and research provides the spice. She haunts the leading museums of Europe, tramps the streets of ancient ruins, and volunteers at archaeological sites. Faith is Chair of the Historical Novel Society-New York City Chapter and Associate Editor of Space & Time Magazine. Currently, she writes in her historic home “The Suffragette House” in Brooklyn, New York where she lives with her family and cats. Sample her stories and books, check out her blog, find out where she travels next, or ask Faith a question at her website: at www.faithljustice.com. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.