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, on sale now and The Splendor Before the Dark, on sale on November 6th.

The Confessions of Young Nero

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.

Now in Paperback

The Splendor Before the Dark

The Story Continues on November 6th…

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.



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’s Books

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


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Margaret George

In AD 68, at the age of 30, the emperor Nero, driven from Rome and hiding in a dank cellar, took his own life. In retrospect, historians say he panicked and had he gathered supporters immediately, he most likely would not have been overthrown. But he was always impulsive and prone to action, and thus the actor-emperor exited the stage with his theatrical last words: what an artist the world is losing! This 1888 painting imagines the scene, but it is entirely the artist's conception. ... See MoreSee Less

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