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eBook Anna of Byzantium (Laurel-Leaf Books) download ISBN: 0440415365
Author: Tracy Barrett
Publisher: Laurel Leaf; Reprint edition (October 10, 2000)
Language: English
ePub: 1894 kb
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Category: Children's Books
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Anna of Byzantium (Laurel. has been added to your Cart. involves readers in a gripping saga of alliances, intrigues, deceits, and treacheries worthy of a place among the tragic myths.

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Anna of Byzantium book. Published October 2000 by Laurel-Leaf Books (first published May 11th 1999). Anna Comnena has every reason to feel entitled. 0440415365 (ISBN13: 9780440415367).

Anna of Byzantium is a historical novel by Tracy Barrett originally published in 1998. The novel tells the story of Anna Komnene, the daughter of Alexios I Komnenos. Anna Comnena has been banished to a convent by her younger brother, Byzantine emperor John II Comnenus after her failed attempt to poison him with stolen cough medicine

had no objection to my copying manuscripts. He also sent me his prayers. Not that I want them. So in the afternoon I left my room, and with a little nun as guide, made my way to the scriptorium.

had no objection to my copying manuscripts. convent is really just a large farmhouse, but it is old, and the wooden floors creak underfoot as you walk. My guide led me down the dark hall. The mother superior rarely allows either candles or torches, and the weak winter sun is not enough to illuminate these rooms. Down the hall we went in silence, and then up the narrow stairs to the scriptorium, a small room on the corner.

Anna of Byzantium (Book) : Barrett, Tracy : In the eleventh century the teenage princess Anna Comnena fights for her birthright, the throne to the Byzantine Empire, which she fears will be taken from her by her younger brother John because he is a boy. Read "Anna of Byzantium".

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бесплатно, без регистрации и без смс. For fans of Joan of Arc and Alexander the Great, comes "e;a gripping saga of alliances, intrigues, deceits, and treacheries"e; about Anna Comnena of the Byzantine Empire. She's a princess, her father's firstborn and his chosen successor. Someday she expects to sit on the throne and rule the vast Byzantine Empire. So the birth of a baby brother doesn't perturb her. Nor do the "e;barbarians"e; from foreign lands, who think only a son should ascend to power.

For fans of Joan of Arc and Alexander the Great, comes "a gripping saga of alliances, intrigues, deceits, and treacheries" about Anna Comnena of the Byzantine Empire.   Anna Comnena has every reason to feel entitled. She's a princess, her father's firstborn and his chosen successor. Someday she expects to sit on the throne and rule the vast Byzantine Empire. So the birth of a baby brother doesn't perturb her. Nor do the "barbarians" from foreign lands, who think only a son should ascend to power. Anna is as dismissive of them as are her father and his most trusted adviser--his mother, a manipulative woman with whom Anna studies the art of diplomacy. Anna relishes her lessons, proving adept at checkmating opponents in swift moves of mental chess. But as she matures into a young woman, her arrogance and intelligence threaten her grandmother. Anna will be no one's puppet. Almost overnight, Anna sees her dreams of power wrenched from her and bestowed on her little brother. Bitter at the betrayal, Anna waits to avenge herself, and to seize what is rightfully hers.Praise for Anna of Byzantium:A Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book An ALA Quick Pick An ALA Best Book for Young Adults A Booklist Editor's Choice A Booklist Top Ten Historical Fiction Pick [STAR] "[Anna of Byzantium] involves readers in a gripping saga of alliances, intrigues, deceits, and treacheries worthy of a place among the tragic myths." — The Bulletin, Starred review "In the tradition of E. L. Konigsburg's A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver and Karen Cushman's Catherine, Called Birdy comes this story of a real-life historical figure, Anna Commena, groomed to be the sovereign of the Byzantine empire…Barrett uses an effective first-person narrative to draw readers into Anna's story, and the author's precise use of detail helps re-create Anna's world, the palace of Constantinople in the ninth century. . . Readers will be caught up in…this exciting read."—Booklist, Boxed review"A fascinating mix of history, mystery, and intrigue."-The Horn Book Magazine "Barrett does a remarkable job of painting moods and emotions with spare, elegant sentences. . . This splendid novel about a neglected period of history is the perfect choice. . . Hard to imagine it being any better written." —VOYA "This wonderfully engaging novel both entertains and serves as a lively history lesson with its well-researched background, dramatic plot and dimensional characters. Barrett's descriptive, engaging prose will draw readers into a fascinating historical time, filled with political intrigue and a complex, admirable teen protagonist who faces her changing future with an inspiring combination of heart and mind."— Wichita Eagle
Comments: (7)
Kajikus
I don't normally read Young Adult literature, but I chose this book as part of a class assignment, as I enjoy historical fiction and haven't read anything from this area or time period.

I read this book in 3 hours! It was a very nice,easy read (for an adult) and I'm sure children would enjoy it. You really feel for Anna and what she is going through. There were parts of the story that were a bit weak but nothing that someone couldn't get through. There isn't a lot known from this period, but you learned most of the background information needed during the reading.

There are some historical inaccuracies, but the author addresses them at the end instead of trying to pass off her book as the truth. I understand why they're there- they simply wouldn't have fit with the story in the time frame necessary for her book.

SPOILERS BELOW

The only part that really upset me was the scene when we father made John his new heir. I felt that this scene was particularly sudden and weak. It would have been from Anna's point of view, but I still felt like the author should have developed this scene a bit more.

At the end, we are told that while we've hated John during the whole book, we're supposed to like him at the end because he became a great ruler who was loved by his people. It would have been nice to see SOME redeeming quality earlier in the book other than allowing Anna to go to a convent instead of killing her.
shustrik
I read this because it was assigned to my daughter to read for her 8th grade English class. I thought it was a great read! I'm looking for more situated in similar settings...for adult readers.
Shalinrad
Great inside look at Byzantium at the time of the Crusades and gives a different perspective of History than the usual Western view. Wish I had read this when working on my MA in Medieval history. Now reading Anna's ALEXIAD. enjoying her writing and getting to know her better.

Found this book cover on Ancestry.com as a hint when researching my family tree and found she was my 25th great aunt.

Tracy Barrett's style makes the book hard to put down and a most enjoyable read.
Beazekelv
Engaging historical account of one of Europe's high achieving women. Raised in a royal household to be a ruler, Anna was later imprisoned by her power hungry brother. Her confinement / Imprisonment in a convent gave her the opportunity to record her memories of her Emperor father Alexius Comenus. Historians have acknowledged Anna as one of the most important historians of her age and melieu.
Vudogal
Good writing and excellent choice of subject material and historical detail. The book clearly should have been much longer. The end seems rushed and it would have been interesting to have a more detailed account of Anna's life axxx .. oh don't want to give the plot away away, The writing is strong enough that I definitely will be buying Barrett's next book.
Kerdana
I read this book to add to a lesson in World History class. I recommend it for 7th through 9th grade, but anyone would enjoy it. Especially if you like history. I thoroughly enjoyed it and hope students will too.
Muniath
I read this one because my granddaughter was reading it for a school assignment. I really enjoyed the story and being able to discuss it with her.
I was really disappointed in this novel; I tried to like it, but the protagonist was completely un-engaging and the plot gave me no hooks to want to keep reading. It seemed like it should have been a better book than it was, considering the author's command of language, but the actual story just wasn't there. No plot, no consequences, the whole story is already over by the time the book has started. Just a huge letdown.