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Stephanie Thornton

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Stephanie Thornton is a writer and history teacher who has been obsessed with infamous women from ancient history since she was twelve. She lives with her husband and daughter in Alaska, where she is at work on her next novel.


The Secret History: A Novel of Empress Theodora, Daughter of the Gods: A Novel of Ancient Egypt, The Tiger Queens: The Women of Genghis Khan, and The Conqueror's Wife: A Novel of Alexander the Great tell the stories of history's forgotten women.

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Stephanie Thornton I'm currently eyeball-deep in writing The Conqueror's Wife, a novel about Alexander the Great, as told from the point of view of his youngest sister,…moreI'm currently eyeball-deep in writing The Conqueror's Wife, a novel about Alexander the Great, as told from the point of view of his youngest sister, his childhood friend and lover, a Persian princess, and his conniving first wife. It's a pretty wild ride!(less)
Stephanie Thornton Hi Ashley! So glad you enjoyed The Secret History! I've actually made the jump to early 20th century America, which has been quite a change. I've…moreHi Ashley! So glad you enjoyed The Secret History! I've actually made the jump to early 20th century America, which has been quite a change. I've taught US History for almost ten years and I have a bit of an obsession with one of our presidential families, including their wild child daughter. (She'd give Theodora in her early days a run for her money!) (less)
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Twelve bestselling historical authors bring to life to the glory of the ancient world in three novels spanning golden Greece to blood-soaked Rome: SONGS OF BLOOD AND GOLD

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"After reading Conn Iggluden's series on Genghis, I had always wanted to know more about Mongolian women of that era. This book has been on my wish list for quite sometime and now that I have read it I can say that Stephanie Thornton is my favorite..." Read more of this review »
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“Years ago, Re had raged against humans for violating Ma’at, so he had sent Hathor to destroy mankind. She transformed into the lion goddess Sekhmet and Egypt’s fields ran red with the blood of her rampage. Seeing this, Re realized his mistake and ordered Sekhmet to stop, but she was too gone with bloodlust to listen. Knowing he had to halt her some other way, Re stained seven thousand jugs of beer with pomegranate juice and poured the red liquid into her path. Believing the beer to be blood, Sekhmet gorged herself and passed out in a drunken stupor. When she awoke, her bloodlust had passed and she returned to being Hathor. Thus the goddesses of love and violence shared a common history.”
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“faithful, resolute, alive, You and the Two Lands that has no enemies; This life is no more than a dream, so seize the day before it passes!”
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“She grasped the crook and flail with cool hands and sank gracefully to her knees. The High Priest of Amun placed a piece of flatbread imprinted with an ankh, the symbol of everlasting life, upon her tongue. It was gritty, the dough having been sprinkled with sand blessed by all the High Priests before it was baked that morning.”
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