The Confessions of Young Nero

7 Jan

Esteemed author Margaret George reveals the intricate backstory of a historical figure long known only through the phrase “Nero fiddled while Rome burned.”

Ms. George does her usual phenomenal work here as well, bringing us into young Nero’s life while he was just a child, albeit a child in a family where relatives were poisoned on a regular basis. We develop a real sympathy for young Nero, only to lose it as he becomes more and more jaded, as he loses touch with the musically talented youngster he once was.

About halfway through, I decided to do some history research myself, and found that all the pivotal events explored in the novel are considered historically accurate. Knowing that made the book even more enjoyable. Definitely a must for fans of historical novels, and fans of ancient Rome.

I received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


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