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Six authors bring to life overlapping stories of patricians and slaves, warriors and politicians, villains and heroes who cross each others' path during Pompeii's fiery end.
Caught in the deadly world of the Renaissance's most notorious family, three outsiders must decide if they will flee the dangerous dream of power.
The Borgia family begins its legendary rise, chronicled by an innocent girl who finds herself drawn into their dangerous web.
The lives of an ambitious soldier, a patrician heiress and a future emperor fatefully intersect.
The Year of Four Emperors - and four very different women struggling to survive
A brilliant and paranoid Emperor, a wary and passionate slave girl who will survive?

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Teaser Tuesday

July 5, 2011

Tags: teaser tuesday, game of thrones, george r r martin

What with the release of Daughters of Rome, the subsequent guest blog tour, and the days of preparation for/debauchery during/recovery from the Historical Novel Society Conference, it has been a looooooooong time since I've posted a snippet for Teaser Tuesday. Today it's very simple:

"Winter is coming."

-- from Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin; book one in his epic "A Song Of Ice And Fire." Book five, A Dance With Dragons, at last comes out next week after a delay of more than five years, and I for one will be first in line. I'm spending the week rereading the previous four books, including Game of Thrones, and I recommend historical fiction lovers to do the same: this is fantasy that even fantasy haters will like. Parallels to real history abound, and to make matters better, HBO just wrapped Season 1 of a blood-drenched, mind-bogglingly lavish, eye-poppingly sexy, superbly acted Game of Thrones TV show.

Come back on Friday to read my full review.