Tuesday, August 14, 2007

The Eagle's Daughter - Judith Tarr

The Eagle's Daughter"Theophano is a powerful central character who does what may seem impossible, namely making a story about life in tenth-century Germany interesting. Tarr keeps listeners intrigued with revolutions, political maneuvering, and illicit sex. Anna Fieldsdoes a good job conveying the personalities of the many characters."AudioFile

This is the delightfully intimate story of the tenth-century Byzantine princess, Theophano, wife of Otto II, the Holy Roman Emperor. When her husband was killed in battle, Theophano became Regent for her infant son, Otto III, and ruled the Holy Roman Empire for a decade. The novel's rousing climax is one of the great Dark Ages wars of succession, when Theophanos son became a pawn in the hands of the Frankish king.

A rigorously accurate historical novel, The Eagles Daughter is also a lush romancea tale
of Theophanos Aunt Asapasias very dangerous love affair with Otto the Great's Moorish physician. Asapasia was a royal princess in her own right, a widow who was companion and advisor to Theophano. Through her eyes the listener sees the contrast between the surviving Byzantine Empire and the re-emerging Western Empire.

Anna Fields has found her true home behind the microphone after beginning her career on the stage in Washington, D.C. She has garnered several AudioFile Earphones Awards and won the coveted Audie Award in 2004.

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Written By - Judith Tarr
Narrated By - Anna Fields
Published By - Blackstone Audio Inc
Length - 13 hours
Categories - Fiction
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