When Zenobia takes control of her own fate, will the gods punish her audacity?
Zenobia, the proud daughter of a Syrian sheikh, refuses to marry against her will. She won't submit to a lifetime of subservience. When her father dies, she sets out on her own, pursuing the power she believes to be her birthright, dreaming of the Roman Empire's downfall and her ascendance to the throne.
Defying her family, Zenobia arranges her own marriage to the most influential man in the city of Palmyra. But their union is anything but peaceful - his other wife begrudges the marriage and the birth of Zenobia's son, and Zenobia finds herself ever more drawn to her guardsman, Zabdas. As war breaks out, she's faced with terrible choices.
From the decadent halls of Rome to the golden sands of Egypt, Zenobia fights for power, for love, and for her son. But will her hubris draw the wrath of the gods? Will she learn a "woman's place," or can she finally stake her claim as Empress of the East?
©2015 Libbie Hawker (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Sigh this took forever to get through. I am an audio book lover the longer the better. But this narrator drove me insane. Her baselime voice is extremely monotone and basically boring. Itried to like this audio book but she just ruined it for me. It took me 3 months to get through this book when I have finished others that were 18 hours and up in just 2 days.
The book itself is good, characters are well done, good descriptions but this narration is so beyond boring I don't even know how to describe it.
Elementary aged children.
Terrible inflections. Story read like a script from a newscaster, or someone reiterating a book report.
Would have been 1st rate coming from different author. (Eg Phillipa Gregory, Alison Weir, or Diana Gabaldon)
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