by Elaine Edelson
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“The violent and conspiratorial murder of the renowned scholar, Hypatia of Alexandria, 415 CE leaves her tempestuous 17 year old bastard daughter, Seira, fleeing for her life. A target for extermination by unknown forces, Seira is hurled into a world of religious wars and political intrigue between the Roman Empire and Attila and the Huns.
The fates relentlessly test Seira’s mettle as she searches for her mother’s murderer and her father’s identity. As she matures from an impatient, obstinate, and reckless young woman to a brilliant warrior, scholar, and healer, Seira seizes control of her destiny and finds herself in Constantinople–the center of power for the Eastern Roman Empire–in the presence of the Empress and Emperor, the men who loathe her, lust after her, and fear her. It is in the high court that all the forces that have shaped her over the years converge in the final act that will determine her fate and forever shape the tides of history.”