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Sworn to uphold his Emperor’s orders, General Marcus Alexius must silence his inner voice to obey an Imperial command that his conscious is rebelling against. He is asked to perform a clandestine kidnapping of the Dacian Princess – the princess of a country that executed his brother, and insure her safekeeping.
Sianna Cynara, the Princess of Dacia must endure the treachery of Rome, the enslavement of her country, her people, and the horrible realization that her father might have sacrificed her to realize his dreams of Imperialism.
They are thrust together in a Roman Empire where the Emperor has no heir, and where the dark forces of Rome’s elite Patrician society work to ensure one of their own will be named the successor. The enemies of the Emperor bribe, coerce and murder to ensure General Alexius will never become emperor and that the Dacian Princess becomes a spectator sport in the Coliseum. Plunged together by elements out of their control, two bitter enemies will find solace in each other’s arms and the courage to challenge the powers of the Roman Empire.
Granite Rose by Linda McMaken is an intriguing Historical Fiction. Filled with murder, kidnapping, attempted escape, political intrigue, Romans, politics and danger. A wonderful and intriguing tale of Romans, courage, and the desire to challenge the Roman Empire at all cost. The characters are engaging, as well as intriguing. The storyline is one that will keep you turning pages. What a powerful story! A must read for anyone to who enjoys reading Historical Fiction, stories about the Roman Empire and the romance between two bitter enemies. I loved the way the characters and the storyline flowed endlessly and flawlessly together. A thrilling tale from beginning to end! Well done!
*Received for an honest review from the author*
Heat rating: mild
Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More