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Theodora was an interesting, captivating read.
I think that if that does not bother you and you like a good historical fiction book about ancient times, you will find this book to be well worth the read.
It's obvious Mrs. Duffy did a very good job researching the historical facts of the time and intermingled them perfectly with the story.
Somewhere between a 2.5 and a 3 *
A very light read, chronicling the life of Empress Theodora of Byzantine, from her childhood as an actress/ dancer, soon propelled into... Read more
wonderful novel, very well put together and vivid. i enjoyed the read so much I also purchesed it on audible so I can listen to it when ever I drive anywhere. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Minpin
There are sections of the novel that are unduly prolonged. The author does make clear that the book is fiction, not history, however, it has many of the characteristics of a boring... Read morePublished 12 months ago by melody
I was looking for some good HF about Theodora, Empress of Constantinople and wife to Emperor Justinian, and will need to keep looking. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Miranda Good
good for all from 20 y.o to 100 y.o, men and women,
some historical facts are very interesting.
Easy to carry this book around
I bought this after purchasing "The Purple Shroud" not having realised that "Theodora" dealt with the Empress Theodora's earlier life. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Jeanne
An engaging piece of historical fiction, Theodora: Actress, Empress, Whore took about 50 pages to get going. But once I crested that hill, I kept coming back for more. Read morePublished on December 14, 2012 by A. McGlynn
Intensely seductive as a provocative dance, compelling as only history can be, Theodora draws the reader into the life of a common actress and dancer, who eventually became Empress... Read morePublished on September 2, 2012 by Ann B. Keller