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The Viper Amulet: The Sequel to Rubies of the Viper Kindle Edition
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I've been waiting impatiently for this mesmerizing sequel to the wonderful Rubies of the Viper, and it definitely lived up to Book One. The historical details and smooth inclusion of real historical people was impressive and engaging.
I was caught up in Theodosia's frustration with being strictly confined as was the custom for free Greek women. I've read about this elsewhere. In the book it's dealt with well and realistically. It felt like a cutting edge portrayal of life as it must have been for women in those days. The powerlessness, the anger, the resentment, the sheer loneliness. The control. Slaves actually had more freedom!
Theodosia, however, is no shrinking violet. She does not accept this fate meekly.
If I'm understanding correctly, there will be a book three, which will go into events surrounding Yosef ben Matityahu, the well known historical figure Josephus. I look forward to that!
For history buffs, both books are well researched and incorporate the spirit of their times and places, with several real historical figures and a lot of intrigue. But still, I was struck by the connections to modern day struggles for women's rights.
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