By Tracy Barrett
Anna Comnena has each cause to think entitled. She's a princess, her father's firstborn and his selected successor. sometime she expects to sit down at the throne and rule the enormous Byzantine Empire. So the delivery of a toddler brother doesn't perturb her. Nor do the "barbarians" from overseas lands, who imagine just a son may still ascend to energy. Anna is as dismissive of them as are her father and his so much depended on adviser--his mom, a manipulative girl with whom Anna reports the paintings of international relations. Anna relishes her classes, proving adept at checkmating rivals in speedy strikes of psychological chess. yet as she matures right into a younger girl, her conceitedness and intelligence threaten her grandmother. Anna might be no one's puppet. nearly in a single day, Anna sees her desires of energy wrenched from her and bestowed on her little brother. sour on the betrayal, Anna waits to avenge herself, and to grab what's rightfully hers.
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Anna of Byzantium by Tracy Barrett