New York Times Bestselling Author of Elizabeth I, Helen of Troy & The Memoirs of Cleopatra now explores the life of Nero with two books about him, The Confessions of Young Nero and The Splendor Before the Dark.

The Splendor Before the Dark

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Ascending to the throne was only the beginning… Now Margaret George, the author of The Confessions of Young Nero, weaves a web of politics and passion, as ancient Rome’s most infamous emperor cements his place in history.

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The Confessions of Young Nero

The Beginning of the Story…

A mother’s deadly ambitions. A boy who would be sovereign. A name that would be infamous. This is the epic tale of Nero’s rise to power, a thrilling story of survival, betrayal, love, and the struggle for the Roman empire that would change history.

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Praise for The Confessions of Young Nero

“Wow! Margaret George — the reigning queen of historical fiction —- is back with this epic saga…A twisted mother-son obsession, a struggle for survival, and dastardly deeds play out on a tapestry of luxury and bloodshed. In trademark style, this superb novel of imperial intrigue has it all but still leaves you longing for the sequel!”—Stephanie Dray, New York Times bestselling author of Lily of the Nile

September 19, 2016

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Margaret George

HAPPY BIRTHDAY NERO!!
Nero was born on this day AD 37. The eruption of Mt. Vesuvius was 42 years in the future and Pompeii was still thriving. Nero's birth name was Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus and he was a long shot for ever becoming Emperor. He didn't become Nero until he was adopted by the Emperor Claudius.

He couldn't have a birthday cake as they hadn't been invented yet, but undoubtedly had some celebratory goodies on his day.

You can read his whole life story in my two novels, "The Confessions of Young Nero" and "The Splendor Before the Dark." He is quite different from his popular image of 'fiddling while Rome burns.'
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