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by | Read by Anna Fields

Fiction • 14 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1995

Asapasia, royal Byzantine princess and lady in waiting to the new bride of Otto II, the soon-to-be Holy Roman Emperor, is a tenth-century feminist and a bright light in the Dark Ages. She is a powerful central character who does what may seem impossible, namely making a story about life in tenth-century Germany interesting. Author Judith Tarr is a respected historian who writes well, knows her era and keeps listeners intriqued with revolutions, political maneuvering, and illicit sex. Anna Fields narrates the story adequately and does a good job conveying the personalities of the many characters though accent and gender differences cause her difficulties. D.L.G. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/ SEP 01]



Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 1997

CS ISBN $62.95 • Nine cassettes

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