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In the early days of the Roman Empire, as the Romans are expanding their rule and the noble Etruscan civilization in Italy is waning, a young Etruscan noblewoman is violated by a renegade supernatural being. Accidentally impregnated, she bears a child who is partly supernatural and grows to manhood in only six years. Separated from his mother, he travels to Rome and is ado ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published March 1st 2000 by Tor Books (first published 2000)
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Fantasy, not historical fiction. Not bad and not badly done.
Emily Finch
i found a beat up old copy of this book in a box in my grammas basement and thought it looked interesting... started reading and couldn't put it down. this has become one of my favorite reads.
I really enjoyed this. I found myself caught up quickly in the character's lives & had a hard time putting it down. Very good.
Twice I tried to read this book and just couldn't get through it. I loved her Irish books and wanted to like this one, but the story just never grabbed me.
Kristen Gurri
Too much fantasy with the fiction and a little too much dribble. Just couldn't do it. Plus, the cover art was embarrassing to explain to the kids.
What a disappointment. I couldn't wait for it to end.
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Morgan Llywelyn (born 1937) is an American-born Irish author best known for her historical fantasy, historical fiction, and historical non-fiction. Her fiction has received several awards and has sold more than 40 million copies, and she herself is recipient of the 1999 Exceptional Celtic Woman of the Year Award from Celtic Women International.
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