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read kindle ì Vestal Virgin Ñ Kindle Edition × suzanne tyrpak Ó Vestal Virgin—suspense in ancient Rome Elissa Rubria Honoria is a Vestal Virgin priestess of the sacred flame a visionary and one of the most powerful women in Rome Vestals are sacrosanct sworn to chastity on penalty of death but the” • New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen says “Suzanne Tyrpak weaves a spell that utterly enchants and delights Her writing is pure magic” Please note Due to the setting and the times the book includes several scenes involving deviant sex suggestive rather than graphic and not than a few paragraph The book has some good content about ancient Rome which humanizes the experience of young girls who are chosen as Vestal Virgins It also takes you back in time as you learn about cultural and religious practices of immigrant slaves to high ranking citizens Justinius' slave is an immigrant from Egypt who mocks some of Rome's traditions while Nero shows off his love for excess during the Saturnalia festival The author introduces how Christianity carved a place within the pagan realm through Paul as an important character motivating Elissa to have faith in her destiny We root for Elissa and Justinius to find each other and laugh at Flavia's attempts to tame Nero Nero's debauchery is legendary so the author had plenty of material from history to weave through her tale She even uses the great fire in Rome when Nero played his fiddle as a turning point in the ending I found myself liking moments in the story but then counting the pages until the end in between The last 60 pages were worth the wait so I'm glad I finished it I agree with others that the characters were too one dimensional and the young sister Flavia was too romance novel victim to be believable So if you want historical fiction stick with Colleen McCullough And if you want a beach read that happens to be set in ancient Rome this one is a good choice

Vestal Virgin” • New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen says “Suzanne Tyrpak weaves a spell that utterly enchants and delights Her writing is pure magic” Please note Due to the setting and the times the book includes several scenes involving deviant sex suggestive rather than graphic and not than a few paragraph The book has some good content about ancient Rome which humanizes the experience of young girls who are chosen as Vestal Virgins It also takes you back in time as you learn about cultural and religious practices of immigrant slaves to high ranking citizens Justinius' slave is an immigrant from Egypt who mocks some of Rome's traditions while Nero shows off his love for excess during the Saturnalia festival The author introduces how Christianity carved a place within the pagan realm through Paul as an important character motivating Elissa to have faith in her destiny We root for Elissa and Justinius to find each other and laugh at Flavia's attempts to tame Nero Nero's debauchery is legendary so the author had plenty of material from history to weave through her tale She even uses the great fire in Rome when Nero played his fiddle as a turning point in the ending I found myself liking moments in the story but then counting the pages until the end in between The last 60 pages were worth the wait so I'm glad I finished it I agree with others that the characters were too one dimensional and the young sister Flavia was too romance novel victim to be believable So if you want historical fiction stick with Colleen McCullough And if you want a beach read that happens to be set in ancient Rome this one is a good choice

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Vestal Virgin ´ Vestal Virgin suspense in ancient Rome Elissa Rubria Honoria is a Vestal Virgin priestess of the sacred flame a visionary and one of the most powerful women in Rome Vestals are sacrosanct sworn to chastity on penalty of death but the emperor Nero holds himself above the law He pursues Elissa engaging her in a deadly As an obssessive reader of historical fiction I've been around the block so to speak when it comes to historical novels such as this one There are many different types of historical fiction and this novel is what I call a lighter cozy historical novel That being said this is one of the better ones I have read It is certainly the best novel that I've read that is set in ancient Rome I can tell that much care went into the author's research and the effect is admirable authenticity However I often forgot that I was reading a story set thousands of years ago and thousands of miles away because the issues probed within the storyline are univeral and timeless I recommend this book to lovers of historical fiction and novels in general ebook ☆ Vestal Virgin é Suzanne Tyrpak

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Suzanne Tyrpak é Vestal Virgin doc Game of wits and sexuality Or is Elissa really the pursuer She stumbles on dark secrets No longer trusting Roman gods she follows a new god Jesus of Nazareth jeopardizing her life and the future of The Roman Empire • New York Times bestselling author Terry Brooks says “a writer of real talenta promising new voice Vestal Virgin by Suzanne Tyrpak was nothing like I thought it would be It was better Normally I try and stay away from books set in ancient Rome because they always seem to irritate me often telling the exact same story and are almost always predictable Ms Tyrpak wastes no time jumping into the action and setting up the story that will keep you hooked until you finish I kept waiting for a spot where I could leave off for the night and return to it later but that spot never arrived I read it straight through We meet Elissa who happens to be a Vestal Virgin Vestal Virgins are normally picked as young girls often only nine years old and are forced into the temple where they take a vow to remain a virgin for 30 years so that they may better serve the Gods Being a Vestal Virgin means that a woman is allowed to do things that aren't normally allowed of woman in ancient Rome such as owning land and controlling her own money Everyone thinks being selected is an honor but what it also means is that a Vestal Virgin is destined to live a loveless life as they are nearly 40 years old when finally released from their vows Many stay at the temple as they have no place to go and don't want to be alone for their remaining years Meanwhile Nero sits upon the Roman throne and holds himself above all others claiming that he is a God and can do as he pleases After having Elissa's brother named a traitor and killed for treason Elissa makes it her goal to see to it that Nero is punished She begins to uestion her faith in her Gods after her brother is murdered her sister's innocence is taken and friends turn into spies Vestal Virgin is written with strong religious themes which I normally try to stay away from while reviewing books because religion is such a delicate topic with people today I personally believe that if the religious theme had been down played just a bit it would make for a better story and possibly appeal to those who do not have strong religious beliefs Even with that being said Vestal Virgin was wonderfully written suspenseful and intriguing There are strong adult themes throughout the book and although they are not extremely descriptive they should only be read by mature adult audiences