Anna of Byzantium
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By Tracy Barrett

historical fiction | 211 pages | Published in 1999

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.Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 10/10/2000 Pages: 224 Reading Level: Age 12 and Up

ISBN_13:9780440415367

Quotes

The only way to deal with life was to grab it by the ears and ride it for all it was worth.

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Sometimes it is easier to let others believe lies than to try to explain the truth.

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Power makes men mad.

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To be clever enough to get all that money, you must be clever enough not to be caught.

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Love is a strange thing. It can make the most ordinary people do extraordinary things.

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Sometimes, the things that make us different are the very things that make us special.

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The past is like a ghost. It haunts us, and sometimes we can't shake it off.

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Revenge is a dish best served cold, but forgiveness is a dish best served warm.

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In the world of power, trust is a rare commodity.

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A true leader is someone who leads by example, not just by words.

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