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By Carrie Bedford | Comments: ( 102 ) | Date: ( Jul 06, 2020 )

Nobilissima is the story of Placidia, a Roman princess who marries the King of the Visigoths and later becomes Empress of the Roman Empire It is a story of love, ambition and war, set against a backdrop of barbarian invasions and the Empire s turbulent transition from paganism to Christianity In 410 AD, the Visigoths sack Rome and seize hostages That dark, violent nightNobilissima is the story of Placidia, a Roman princess who marries the King of the Visigoths and later becomes Empress of the Roman Empire It is a story of love, ambition and war, set against a backdrop of barbarian invasions and the Empire s turbulent transition from paganism to Christianity In 410 AD, the Visigoths sack Rome and seize hostages That dark, violent night marks the beginning of a perilous journey through Italy, Gaul and Spain for Placidia and her companions She survives immense hardships and an attempt on her life to find happiness in her marriage to the new Visigoth king and the birth of their son But a series of terrible tragedies forces her to return to her brother s court, where further trials await her A strong and courageous woman, Placidia is also a skillful politician capable of building alliances with popes, kings, senators and generals She gathers power and influence, but all seems lost when a scandal erupts and her life is again threatened She flees to Constantinople, only to learn that her brother has died and a usurper has seized the crown At the head of an army, she returns to Ravenna to fight for the throne.

  • Title: Nobilissima
  • Author: Carrie Bedford
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 459
  • Format: Kindle Edition

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Comments Nobilissima

  • Patricia

    Life in Rome, among the Goths, in Ravenna, and Constantinople in the 5th century. A story of love, friendship, loss, ambition, war, and religious debates as two strains of Christianity and pagan religions collide and the Roman empire is attacked on all sides.A review said that it was too long and too detailed. I disagree . . . I loved it!No sexViolence associated with war; non graphic

  • Lee Holz

    Nobilissima is the highly fictionalized partial biography (from the sack of Rome in 410 c.e. by the Visigoths under Alaric I to approximately 424 c.e.) of Placidia, the sister of the late Roman Emperor Honorius. As such, the book is highly readable and very entertaining.

  • Eileen Iciek

    I am rating this book 3 stars since I found it to be historically accurate. The author clearly did her research and did a decent job of filling in the historical gaps as well as telling the story of Galla Placidia, who must have been quite a dynamic character. The only likely anachronism I found was Pulcheria's use of the word "Mass", to describe attendance at the divine liturgy. I believe Mass is a slang term derived from the Latin "Dismissa", so it is unlikely to have been used in Constantinop [...]

  • Jane

    I bought a POD edition of this book. I wanted to read about Galla Placidia and that time period. I feel the author was historically accurate; but her style was so childish, I abandoned the book halfway through and gave it away. A month or so later, I don't even remember what it was about. I was disappointed and felt let down. Also, like Eileen mentioned in her review, there were inaccuracies about the Orthodox religious services, e.g 'Mass' for 'Divine Liturgy', the Orthodox communion service, b [...]

  • Nicky

    *2.5* Some bits grabbed me but It was historically PG & 2D. No matter how horrid the situation it glossed to rainbows & bunnies. I just couldn't connect w/the characters, sometimes their emotions/reactions(?) seemed more towards a younger set of characters.

  • Telesilla

    Yet another example of a mediocre writer tackling a fascinating historical character. Bedford deserves three, maybe four stars for the quality of her research, but her storytelling leaves a lot to be desired.

  • Jessamy

    This is the author's debut novel and it has a marvelous amount of detail of imperial Rome. Her characters are interesting and the plot compelling.

  • Michelle

    Good bookYou people should just read this book yourselves and write your own review on this novel yourself and I really enjoyed reading this book very much so.Shelley MA

  • D. Krauss

    This is a fictional account of Placidia, daughter of Emperor Theodosius. She's plucky. She's stalwart. She's the fearless single mother raising children while working and keeping a strong moral compass in the face of adversity she's not!! She's an EMPRESS, for godssake! (okay, an Augusta, but that's a quibble). She's not worried about the mortgage or how the kids are doing in school. No, more like whether her son is going to be Emperor or not, and whether to execute a pesky cousin.And that's the [...]

  • Scot

    Wonderful choice of a character to learn about via historical fiction: Galla Placida, a daughter of Theodosius I, the Emperor who divided the Empire up into the distinct Western and Eastern regions. She started out in Constantinople, born in 392 A.D. and was raised in the home of Stilicho the Vandal and his wife, her cousin Serena, who is not going to get much of a thank you in the opening chapters of this work, but whose brief presence is intended to set a tone to drive the novel forward. The b [...]

  • Verity Brown

    This story had so much potential. The woman this story is about--Aelia Galla Placidia--had a pretty remarkable life. She was the daughter of Theodosius I (last Emperor of the full Roman Empire), wife of both a Visigoth king and of a co-Emperor of the Western Roman Empire, and also the mother and regent of the Western Emperor Valentinian III. So what went wrong? Nothing really wrong, as such. The writing isn't bad at all--the English language isn't mangled, nor is there anything overwrought in st [...]

  • Laurentiu Lazar

    The book follows Aelia Galla Placidia, daughter of Theodosius the Great, while she succumbs and raises from defeat, over and over again. Admirable, her ambition to survive and to adapt to every situation such that she always ended up on the bright side of it.My history knowledge when it comes to that period was very poor. I had no clue about this "iron" lady, but wow her story is intriguing. Political hostage, Queen of the Goths, refugee, empress dowager Immediately after I finished the book, I [...]

  • Sophie Cayeux

    A fascinating heroine, historical fiction made vivid. Battles and sieges. It is the story of a powerful woman, the Empress Placidia, who is beneath it all a woman like any of us. The reader shares her responsibilities and her doubts, her loneliness and her friendships and her desperate need for an entourage she can trust. An endearing character. Enchanting descriptions of places and people. The author has such an eye for details and her writing is beautiful. I found myself reading some sentences [...]

  • Michelle

    The story the author is trying to tell is an interesting one, but poorly executed. You only need to read less than halfway through to see a resolution of the problems set forth in the beginning of the book, thus providing no motivation to continue reading the rest of it. The writing style is at times childish and very important scenes are completely glossed over. There's no sense of the passage of time. Placidia is an interesting character, though, but once the main issues were resolved so early [...]

  • Micaela

    it was an entertaining read, I enjoyed it and would recommend for someone looking for historical fiction that isn't too dense or intense (I wanted an easy bedtime read). Certainly encouraged me to go back to historical sources to read up on the Roman Empire and the historical Nobilissima.

  • Paul Burnette

    Getting caught . . . in the historical detail was okay, but didn't really develop characters other than the narrator. Important characters came and went as history has recorded, but only Noblissima became in any way as real as one would hope a real person might become in a historical novel.

  • Erina

    2.5-3 stars but I'll round up.

  • Lindsay

    This book was action packed, while being a light read at the same time. The characters all had their own flaws, and grew and changed throughout the book.

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