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The splendor before the dark : a novel of the Emperor Nero / Margaret George.

Available copies

  • 3 of 10 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Houston Public Library.

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0 current holds with 10 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Houston Public Library F GEO (Text) 35150001722869 New Books Volume hold Available -
Castlegar Public Library VAN1813472676238 (Text) BCD1813472676238 On Order Volume hold On order -
Invermere Public Library FIC GEO (Text) IPL055733 Adult Fiction Volume hold Available -
Mackenzie Public Library GEO (Text) 35192000408843 Adult Fiction Volume hold Checked out 02/02/2019
Nelson Public Library F GEO (Text) 3514830029817 Adult Fiction Volume hold Checked out 02/08/2019
Smithers Public Library F GEO (Text) 35101011025066 Adult Fiction Volume hold Available -
100 Mile House Branch GEO (Text) 33923006053650 Historical Volume hold Checked out 02/08/2019
Quesnel Branch GEO (Text) 33923006053668 Historical Volume hold Checked out 02/02/2019
Sechelt Public Library F GEOR (Text) 33260100021238 New Books Volume hold Checked out 02/11/2019
Williams Lake Branch GEO (Text) 33923006053676 Historical Volume hold Checked out 02/01/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780399584619
  • Physical Description: x, 571 pages : maps, genealogical table ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Berkley, 2018.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.:
"With the beautiful and cunning Poppaea at his side, Nero Augustus commands the Roman empire, ushering in an unprecedented era of artistic and cultural splendor. Although he has yet to produce an heir, his power is unquestioned.But in the tenth year of his reign, a terrifying prophecy comes to pass and a fire engulfs Rome, reducing entire swaths of the city to rubble. Rumors of Nero’s complicity in the blaze start to sow unrest among the populace–and the politicians…For better or worse, Nero knows that his fate is now tied to Rome’s–and he vows to rebuild it as a city that will stun the world. But there are those who find his rampant quest for glory dangerous. Throughout the empire, false friends and spies conspire against him, not understanding what drives him to undertake the impossible.Nero will either survive and be the first in his family to escape the web of betrayals that is the Roman court, or be ensnared and remembered as the last radiance of the greatest dynasty the world had ever known."-- Page [4] of cover.
Subject: Nero, Emperor of Rome, 37-68 > Fiction.
Emperors > Rome > Fiction.
Rome > History > Nero, 54-68 > Fiction.
Genre: Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.

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