By Tracy Barrett
Anna Comnena has each cause to consider entitled. She's a princess, her father's firstborn and his selected successor. sometime she expects to sit down at the throne and rule the big Byzantine Empire. So the start of a child brother doesn't perturb her. Nor do the "barbarians" from overseas lands, who imagine just a son may still ascend to strength. Anna is as dismissive of them as are her father and his such a lot depended on adviser--his mom, a manipulative girl with whom Anna reviews the artwork of international relations. Anna relishes her classes, proving adept at checkmating rivals in rapid strikes of psychological chess. yet as she matures right into a younger girl, her vanity and intelligence threaten her grandmother. Anna should be no one's puppet. virtually in a single day, Anna sees her desires of strength wrenched from her and bestowed on her little brother. sour on the betrayal, Anna waits to avenge herself, and to grab what's rightfully hers.
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