[KINDLE] ❤ Fortunes Child ➜ James Conroyd Martin – Writerscompany.co.uk

Fortunes Child The History Is Amazing I Felt Like I Was There Lisa Wingate, Bestselling Author Of Before We Were Yours Theodora Actress, Prostitute, Mistress, Feminist And Byzantine Empress Of The Civilized World Stephen Handsome Syrian Boy, Wizard S Apprentice, Palace Eunuch And Secretary To The Empress How Does This Unlikely Pair Become Such Allies That One Day Empress Theodora Asks Stephen To Write Her Biography From A Very Young Age, Theodora, Daughter Of A Circus Bearkeeper In Constantinople, Sets Her Sights Well Above Her Station In Life Her Exquisite Beauty Sets Her Apart On Stages And In The Eyes Of MenStephen, A Syrian Lad Of Striking Good Looks, Is Sold By His Parents To A Persian Wizard, Who Teaches Him A Skill In Languages That Will Serve Him WellBy The Time Destiny Brings Them Together In Antioch, Theodora Has Undergone Heart Rending Trials And A Transformation, While Stephen Has Been Sold Again And CastratedDiscover The Enduring Bond That, However Imperfect, Prompts Theodora As Empress To Request Palace Eunuch Stephen To Write Her Biography James Conroyd Martin Not Only Unfurls The Vast Canvas Of History, But He Paints The Deeply Personal Side Of The Men And Women Who Lived It His Settings And Characters Come To Life In Meticulously Researched Detail I Felt Like I Was There Lisa Wingate, New York Times Bestselling Author Of Before We Were Yours Fortune S Child Is A Treasure For Historical Fiction Fans Richly Detailed, Immersive, And Heart Pounding Martin Paints A Vivid And Satisfying Portrait Of One Of History S Most Remarkable Women Olivia Hawker, Bestselling Author Of The Ragged Edge Of Night


10 thoughts on “Fortunes Child

  1. says:

    Empress Theodora had one of the most remarkable rises in history Daughter of a careless bear keeper, actress, mistress, and ultimately an empress who saved an empire by herself, the first of two novels brings to life a fascination woman and the historian who recorded her life The author tr


  2. says:

    Loved itKept me interested from start to finish I knew nothing about this woman but she was amazingly strong, intelligent and ambitious I liked that it told two stories and was a constant page turner I can t wait for the next book.


  3. says:

    The author provided me with an Advance Reader s Copy in exchange for an honest review.I ve read several novels about Theodora and her husband, the Emperor Justinian, and enjoyed them all However, this one has to be the best of them all The author s attention to historical detail and the historical record was


  4. says:

    I was sent this ARC via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review.I can t decide whether I want to give this a 3.5 or a 4 star rating I knew next to nothing about Theodora before reading this book so I was really intrigued when I read the description of this book It s really well written and researched, I liked how the


  5. says:

    For reviews and bookish posts please visit s Child A Novel of Empress Theodora by James Conroyd Martin is a historical novel about a woman, born to a circus bear keeper in Constantinople, who used her wits and good looks to become the wife of the ruler of the empire Mr Martin is the award winning novelist living in Hollywood, C


  6. says:

    This is a story of how an actress be ame an empress The friends she made and the enemies that sought to kill her It is about the choices she made, good and bad The betrayals of so called lovers and friends that she trusted It is also about a young man she met, Stephen, someone that would be her lifelong friend The story is full of adventu


  7. says:

    Fascinating and detailed This riveting woman is brought to life in the story told by Stephan, the eunuch scribe whose life intertwines her own It s a rich tapestry, meticulously researched, and colorfully written I wanted of Stephan, and occasionally Theodora seemed two dimensional in contrast, but it s a very enjoyable read, and I look forward to


  8. says:

    I loved the book This is my fourth JC Martin novel And I thoroughly enjoyed the story, his writing technique and his character development Through Theodora s life story in the Byzantine Empire the incredulous events that led up to her rise were depicted so clearly and so well researched that I lived the period with her I cannot wait to read the sequel


  9. says:

    Theodora was new to me I got lost, not only in her incredible story of survival, but in her relationships with Stephen, her sisters and her eventual rise I m looking forward to the second book so I can see how she helped shape the empire I loved this book as much as The Poland Trilogy


  10. says:

    Excellent It s engaging and compelling, and takes you there Obviously well researched, it includes good detail and readers will come away with a story that will stick with them for a while Recommended.I really appreciate the review copy


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