Margaret George, author of The Splendor Before the Dark

Event date: 
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 6:00pm

A Room of One's Own is thrilled to welcome Margaret George, author of The Splendor Before the Dark!

About The Splendor Before the Dark: Ascending to the throne was only the beginning…Now Margaret George, the author of The Confessions of Young Nero, weaves a web of politics and passion, as ancient Rome’s most infamous emperor cements his place in history. With the beautiful and cunning Poppaea at his side, Nero Augustus commands the Roman empire, ushering in an unprecedented era of artistic and cultural splendor. Although he has yet to produce an heir, his power is unquestioned. But in the tenth year of his reign, a terrifying prophecy comes to pass and a fire engulfs Rome, reducing entire swaths of the city to rubble. Rumors of Nero’s complicity in the blaze start to sow unrest among the populace–and the politicians…For better or worse, Nero knows that his fate is now tied to Rome’s–and he vows to rebuild it as a city that will stun the world. But there are those who find his rampant quest for glory dangerous. Throughout the empire, false friends and spies conspire against him, not understanding what drives him to undertake the impossible. Nero will either survive and be the first in his family to escape the web of betrayals that is the Roman court, or be ensnared and remembered as the last radiance of the greatest dynasty the world had ever known.

Margaret George is the New York Times bestselling author of seven novels of biographical historical fiction, including The Confessions of Young NeroElizabeth IHelen of TroyMary, Called MagdaleneThe Memoirs of CleopatraMary Queen of Scotland and the Isles; and The Autobiography of Henry VIII. She also has coauthored a children’s book, Lucille Lost.

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315 W. Gorham St.
Madison, WI 53703-2218
The Splendor Before the Dark: A Novel of the Emperor Nero Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399584619
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Published: Berkley - November 6th, 2018