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Seizing Power, Empress Irini Series, Book 3

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Constantine’s father dies unexpectedly, making Constantine emperor at age nine with Irini as Regent. Abbess Thekla’s loyalty to Irini shifts to Constantine as she watches Irini block his authority and keep the power herself. Irini makes Constantine wed the disliked Maria, prevents the Senate from naming him Emperor in his own right at age 18, and imprisons him when he tries to stop her henchmen from amassing wealth and power. Constantine’s army friends free him, arrest her, and raise him to the throne. Resourceful as ever, Irini will not be thwarted. Can Thekla prevent them from murdering each other?

The Empress Irini Series is a coming of age, four-part YA series with a gothic edge, set in the Roman Empire of the East - brimming with fear, intrigue and violence. In this series, Janet McGiffin presents us with a world in which banal realities like hunger and survival sit cheek by jowl with the fantastical worlds of Medieval Christianity and Greek Mythology: Fates, curses, miracles and the ghosts of bygone patriarchs. Our central character, Thekla, a seventeen year old on the run in Constantinople, must rely solely upon her own courage and quick wits to survive this vigorous, glittering capital of the East.

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October 2023
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978-1-910895-81-8
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320

Seizing Power, Empress Irini Series, Book 3

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£ 9.99 
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Constantine’s father dies unexpectedly, making Constantine emperor at age nine with Irini as Regent. Abbess Thekla’s loyalty to Irini shifts to Constantine as she watches Irini block his authority and keep the power herself. Irini makes Constantine wed the disliked Maria, prevents the Senate from naming him Emperor in his own right at age 18, and imprisons him when he tries to stop her henchmen from amassing wealth and power. Constantine’s army friends free him, arrest her, and raise him to the throne. Resourceful as ever, Irini will not be thwarted. Can Thekla prevent them from murdering each other?

The Empress Irini Series is a coming of age, four-part YA series with a gothic edge, set in the Roman Empire of the East - brimming with fear, intrigue and violence. In this series, Janet McGiffin presents us with a world in which banal realities like hunger and survival sit cheek by jowl with the fantastical worlds of Medieval Christianity and Greek Mythology: Fates, curses, miracles and the ghosts of bygone patriarchs. Our central character, Thekla, a seventeen year old on the run in Constantinople, must rely solely upon her own courage and quick wits to survive this vigorous, glittering capital of the East.

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Janet McGiffin

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Harry Pizzey

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Janet McGiffin has written three Dr. Maxine St. Claire mysteries, for Fawcett Press, US, featuring an ER doctor in an inner-city hospital. She has also written two graded readers for Cambridge University Press. She divides her time between Manhattan and Athens.
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Harry Pizzey is multi-disciplinary designer and artist who lives and works between Cardiff and Bristol. He has designed set and costume for a number of theatre and opera productions and worked as a model maker, puppet maker and event designer.
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