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Perilous Seat

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Perilous Seat by Caroline Dale Snedeker is a gripping historical fiction novel set in ancient Rome. The story follows the young protagonist, Decima, as she navigates the treacherous political landscape of Rome during the reign of Emperor Nero.

Snedeker expertly weaves together elements of political intrigue, betrayal, and personal growth as Decima is thrust into a dangerous game of power and deceit. The author's vivid descriptions bring ancient Rome to life, immersing the reader in the sights, sounds, and smells of the city.

The character development in Perilous Seat is well done, particularly Decima's transformation from a naive young girl to a cunning and resourceful woman. The relationships she forms with other characters are complex and full of tension, adding depth to the story.

Overall, Perilous Seat is a captivating read that will appeal to fans of historical fiction and those interested in the tumultuous history of ancient Rome. Snedeker's engaging writing style and skillful storytelling make this novel a must-read for anyone looking for a thrilling journey into the past.

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Theria is a young Delphian woman who becomes an oracle. Persian wars, a doomed love affair, and a strong woman make up this well-researched novel set in Ancient Greece. - Summary by Lynne Thompson

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