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Anna of Byzantium

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Anna Comnena has every reason to feel entitled. She's a princess, her father's firstborn and his chosen successor. Someday she expects to sit on the throne and rule the vast Byzantine Empire. So the birth of a baby brother doesn't perturb her. Nor do the "barbarians" from foreign lands, who think only a son should ascend to power. Anna is as dismissive of them as are her father and his most trusted adviser--his mother, a manipulative woman with whom Anna studies the art of diplomacy. Anna relishes her lessons, proving adept at checkmating opponents in swift moves of mental chess. But as she matures into a young woman, her arrogance and intelligence threaten her grandmother. Anna will be no one's puppet. Almost overnight, Anna sees her dreams of power wrenched from her and bestowed on her little brother. Bitter at the betrayal, Anna waits to avenge herself, and to seize what is rightfully hers.

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About the Author

Tracy Barrett holds a Ph.D. in Italian from the University of California at Berkeley.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385326261
Other:
Barrett, Tracy
Publisher:
Random House
Author:
Barrett, Tracy
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Royalty (kings queens princes princesses knights etc.)
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - History
Subject:
Historical - Medieval
Subject:
Sex role
Subject:
Kings, queens, rulers, etc.
Subject:
Byzantine empire
Subject:
Sex role -- Fiction.
Subject:
Byzantine Empire History 1081-1453 Juvenile fiction.
Publication Date:
May 1999
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
Elementary and junior high
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.64x5.82x.80 in. .81 lbs.
Age Level:
12-17

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