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On Sale: April 13, 2011
Pages: 224 | ISBN: 978-0-307-78900-6
Published by : Laurel Leaf RH Childrens Books
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Anna Comnena has every reason to feel entitled. She's a princess, her father's firstborn and his chosen successor. Someday she expects to sit on the throne and rule the vast Byzantine Empire. So the birth of a baby brother doesn't perturb her. Nor do the "barbarians" from foreign lands, who think only a son should ascend to power. Anna is as dismissive of them as are her father and his most trusted adviser--his mother, a manipulative woman with whom Anna studies the art of diplomacy. Anna relishes her lessons, proving adept at checkmating opponents in swift moves of mental chess. But as she matures into a young woman, her arrogance and intelligence threaten her grandmother. Anna will be no one's puppet. Almost overnight, Anna sees her dreams of power wrenched from her and bestowed on her little brother. Bitter at the betrayal, Anna waits to avenge herself, and to seize what is rightfully hers.
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Tracy Barrett is the author of numerous books and magazine articles for young readers. She was born in 1955 in Cleveland, Ohio, and grew up mostly in New York state. Tracy holds a Bachelor's Degree with honors in Classics-Archaeology from Brown University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Medieval Italian Literature from the University of California, Berkeley. Her scholarly interests in the ancient and medieval worlds overlap in her fiction and nonfiction works.
 
Tracy has taught courses on writing for children and on children's literature at various institutions and frequently makes presentations to groups of students, librarians, teachers, and others. She teaches Italian, Women's Studies, English, and Humanities at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. To find out more visit: http://www.tracybarrett.com  

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"Set in an exotic time and place, [this story] is a fascinating mix of history, mystery, and intrigue."--The Horn Book Magazine

"The Byzantine Empire is often neglected in studies of the Middle Ages. This exciting read will help change that oversight."-Booklist, Boxed Review

"Although separated from contemporary readers by foreign custom, social rank, and almost a millennium of Western history, Barrett's protagonist nonetheless commands YA empathy."--The Bulletin, Recommended

Awards

WINNER 2000 ALA Best Books for Young Adults
WINNER 2001 Texas Lonestar Reading List

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