‘Constantine gripped my face in his hand. “Are you having scruples? Are you repelled by the thought of me killing my father? Surely that’s not the mother I know.”’
A divided Roman Empire. An Imperial family split by political and personal intrigue. Helena, the mother of Constantine the Great, propels his rise to power, but violence seeps into private lives, and nobody can be trusted. Wives and mistresses jostle for position and the results are not always to Helena’s liking. And a forbidden love grows, involving Constantine’s wife. Is anybody safe?
Published: 15 December 2011