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

The Confessions of Young Nero by Margaret George

Margaret’s New Novel On Sale Now

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.



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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Elizabeth I: A Novel by Margaret George
Helen of Troy by Margaret George
Mary Called Magdalene by Margaret George
The Memoirs of Cleopatra by Margaret George


The proverbial love of Nero's life was Poppaea Sabina, who became his wife in AD 62, when he was 24 and she was 30 (Do we see a theme here---older women?) She was reputed the most beautiful woman in Rome, but she was also intelligent, cunning, and ambitious. In 1642, Monteverdi's opera "The Coronation of Poppaea" dramatized (as if it needed further dramatizing) her successful drive to become empress. The love duet---"Pur ti micro, Pur ti godo"-- from this opera is swooningly beautiful. You can find it on YouTube---perfect for Valentine's Day.

When she died three years later, Nero lost his moorings and struggled to regain his peace of mind.
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