I have 2 copies of The Purple Shroud by Stella Duffy to give away!
About the book
After Theodora’s marriage to Emperor Justinian, she was not simply his wife or his Empress, she was publicly considered his partner, his equal. Their relationship is described as a perfect partnership by Stella Duffy in her new novel, The Purple Shroud, the sequel to her historical yet fresh novel, Theodora: Actress, Empress, Whore: A Novel. As Empress Augusta, of Byzantine Constantinople, Theodora has another role to play since her days as an actress at the Hippodrome. Now she must advise the Emperor on how to handle the people she knew so well; the people who betrayed her.
Theodora has not received the title of Augusta without good reason. She is all too familiar with the citizens for whom Justinian is trying to better Rome, she used to be one of them. And because of her inside knowledge, she is able to guide her husband during the Nika Riots, which took the lives of over 10,000 people. Duffy takes the reader on a journey with Theodora in The Purple Shroud, where we learn of the pressure she is under to save girls who are trapped in the same ring of child prostitution she was subjected to as a girl.a Rafflecopter giveaway