About the Book
Against a tumultuous backdrop of earthquakes, plague and civil unrest Emperor Justinian I is determined to take back the lost Western Roman Empire from the Vandals and the Goths. At any cost.
Born an illiterate peasant’s son, he rose to become the most powerful man in the world. And behind this great man was a great woman – Theodora. An actress and courtesan, she rose to be Justinian’s equal in love, power and politics. Justinian, heartbroken after her early death, would become for ever known as The Sleepless One.
Ross Laidlaw was born in Aberdeen, brought up in Edinburgh and educated at Cambridge University. He has worked and travelled extensively in Kenya and southern Africa, and was a schoolmaster and archivist for almost forty years in the UK and Canada. He is married with two children and lives in East Lothian.
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