It’s 531 AD. Justinian and his ex-prostitute Empress, Theodora, rule the Eastern Roman Empire. But fate is notoriously fickle. In this sophisticated, dangerous world, you can be Emperor one day and a blinded, nose-less beggar the next.
Which is why Anastasia, successful ex-courtesan of Constantinople, has no interest in politics. Instead, she intends to spend her retirement relaxing on the terrace of her villa, reading, entertaining friends and enjoying the sea air.
Life, as usual, has other plans. On the morning after her retirement party, who should turn up but her handsome, lying bastard of an ex-lover, Michael Basilides. His noble new bride has vanished, and he wants Anastasia’s help to find her – discreetly. It wouldn’t do if anyone knew she was lost.
It’s not long before the corpses begin to pile up, including Anastasia’s much-loved protege Helena. Determined to avenge her friend and to get to the bottom of what’s going on, she sets off to find the elusive teenage bride – and discovers more than she bargained for.
Meet Anastasia, a feisty heroine who likes virile men, classic poetry and a nice warm bath, in that order, Chloe, her dagger-wielding, ball-crunching slave, and Euphemia, the kind of girl you’d probably rather kill yourself than spend a weekend with.
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