Happy Friday!! Please join in with me today for Book Beginnings hosted by Rose City Reader and visit some of the other great bloggers over there, too. My book today is the third and last book in the Magdalene series by Kathleen McGowan called “The Poet Prince”.
Here is the first line:
“The Roman emperor Antoninus Pius was not a butcher.”
Hmmm…really? This makes me wonder what, exactly, is going on that he has to make that distinction. I won’t give too much away, but Pius has to make a grave decision about something that starts the ball rolling for this book. Again, this is a FICTION book, but Ms. McGowan is excellent in combining fact and fiction. The historical and art references are right on (I have been burning up Google while reading these books), and the weaving of the fictional story into these facts is outstanding.