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In-Person Event

Janet McGiffin at Blackwell's, Edinburgh


Friday, September 29, 2023

6:00 pm


Friday, September 29, 2023

7:30 pm

Blackwell's Bookshop, South Bridge

Blackwell's Edinburgh welcomes Janet McGiffin for a discussion of the first two books in her four part series: Betrothal and Betrayal & Poison is a Woman’s Weapon. Join us on Friday 29th September to hear all about the truly epic and intriguingly fantastical Empress of Irini Series.

The Empress Irini Series begins in 8th century Anatolia, in the eastern reaches of the Roman Empire. Seventeen-year-old Thekla is in a tight spot: the man she is supposed to marry, a young soldier conscripted into Emperor Constantine’s army, has gone missing, and now her parents are proposing to marry her off to a local, toothless gravedigger. Thekla seizes an opportunity to run away to Constantinople, capital of the Roman Empire of the East. A chance encounter brings her into contact with Irini of Athens (later to become Empress) and the two join forces to survive this ruthless, male-dominated world. 

Join us on Friday 29th September at 6.30pm for a discussion of all things Irini! Tickets are free and there is a Ticket & Book option which includes a signed copy of Betrothal & Betrayal or Poison is a Woman’s Weapon.

Doors: 6.00pm, event starts: 6.30pm.