Preeminent historical fiction novelist and acclaimed chronicler of kings and queens MARGARET GEORGE casts her eye to ancient Rome. Her new book, THE CONFESSIONS OF YOUNG NERO offers a luminescent look at the boy charged with leading the Roman Empire at age sixteen: “bad boy” emperor Nero.
THE CONFESSIONS OF YOUNG NERO
by Margaret George
On Sale: March 7, 2016
Behind each Roman Emperor’s climb to power lie the grand ambitions and chilling machinations of those closest to him. And none match the spectacularly theatrical and fraught sequences that carried teenage Nero to the throne. He is enshrined in popular memory as a hedonist, a tyrant, and cunning executioner. But how much is legend, and how much fact? Who is the real Nero, and how did he get to be this way?