1300 36 33 32

It's unnaturally cold in Constantinople this winter of 525. The Emperor Justin is dying, and Theodora, the ambitious former actress his gravely ill successor Justinian intends to marry, is making demands in the imperial court. When a wealthy philanthropist is killed in broad daylight in the Great Church, it isn't entirely surprising that Justinian engages an anonymous young slave called John to investigate what many believe could be a conspiracy aimed at swaying the succession. Suspects are many among those whose lives might be touched by an emperor: senators, churchmen, wealthy businessmen, even laborers, beggars, and prostitutes. In this prequel to the series, John takes his first dangerous steps along the path toward freedom from slavery and his eventual appointment as Lord Chamberlain. Praise for Four for a Boy "Written with humor and pathos, this superior historical is sure to please existing fans and send new ones in search of the rest of the series." -Publishers Weekly starred review "...as devilishly convoluted as its predecessors...At some point, every great series needs an 'origin story,' and this one's a real corker." -Booklist starred review After their highly acclaimed first novel, One for Sorrow, the husband and wife team of Mary Reed and Eric Mayer extended the series with Two for Joy, Three for A Letter, Four for A Boy, Five for Silver, Six for Gold and Seven for a Secret. In June 2003, Booklist magazine named the John the Eunuch novels one of its four Best Little Known Series.

Buy Four for a Boy book by Mary Reed from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781590582107
ISBN-10: 1590582101
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 19mm)
Pages: 340
Imprint: Poisoned Pen Press
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2007
Country of Publication: United States


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Four for a Boy book by Mary Reed and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write Review

Books By Author Mary Reed

Best Easy Day Hikes Fort Collins by Mary Reed

Best Easy Day Hikes Fort Collins

Paperback, May 2016
Murder in Megara by Mary Reed

Murder in Megara

Paperback / softback, October 2015
Ten for Dying by Mary Reed

Ten for Dying

Paperback / softback, March 2014
Hiking Ohio by Mary Reed

Hiking Ohio

Paperback, February 2014