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The Shadow of the Phoenix

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Take a trip back into History and witness the final days of the Roman Empire as experienced by Rome's Empress and her daughter. Taken captive by the Vandals, they must carve a new life for themselves in this hostile and anarchic society. One chooses to remain Roman; the other chooses to become Vandal.
Hardcover, 420 pages
Published November 17th 2005 by AuthorHouse (first published November 1st 2005)
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Red Haircrow
Apr 12, 2011 Red Haircrow rated it really liked it
A carefully planned and penned novel, shifting between stark declaration and descriptive narratives, this is the story of the final days of Rome as seen through the eyes of Eudoxia and Eudocia, mother and daughter.

From personal or academic studies, many people know certain details regarding the fall of the Roman Empire and its sacking by the Vandals, but Dolores McCabe puts a more personal face on this event through the use of sympathetic characters. There were times when certain descriptions
Aug 18, 2012 Sharon rated it really liked it
3.5/5 stars.

Dolores A. McCabe's novel about the Carthaginian and Roman Empires in the early 5th and 6th Centuries starts out with a great premise: following the royal Roman and Vandal families and how they intertwine. This is a fascinating period in history, with some very interesting people.

Unfortunately, the book is difficult to follow for a variety of reasons. First, there are three characters whose names are spelled differently -- sometimes on the same page. Gaizeric/Gizeric, Hunneric/Honor
Ginny Lakes
Jul 28, 2012 Ginny Lakes rated it it was ok
I really wanted to like this book, but I just couldn’t. The premise is very interesting, everything that happened at the fall of the Roman Empire. But the delivery fell short. The formatting was just terrible, without clear paragraph breaks or section breaks. The author used different spellings for the character names depending on whether the person narrating was Roman or not, and I understand what she was trying to do, but it was confusing. If that were the only problem the book had I could ...more
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Apr 12, 2011 Dolores A. rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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