A rigorously accurate historical novel, The Eagle's Daughter is also a lush romance, a tale of Theophano's Aunt Asapasia's very dangerous love affair with Otto the Great's Moorish physician. Asapasia was a royal princess in her own right, a widow who was companion and advisor to Theophano. Through her eyes the listener sees the contrast between the surviving Byzantine Empire and the re-emerging Western Empire.
©1995 Judith Tarr; (P)1997 Blackstone Audiobooks
"[Theophano is] a powerful central character who does what may seem impossible, namely making a story about life in tenth-century Germany interesting....Tarr keeps listeners intrigued with revolutions, political maneuvering, and illicit sex....Anna Fields...does a good job conveying the personalities of the many characters." (AudioFile)
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