The Heir of Venus

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Author: Laura Shepperson

Category: Fiction & related items

Book Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Sphere

ISBN: 9781408725467

RRP: $34.99

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FROM THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR COMES A BRAND NEW ENTHRALLING RETELLING SET AT THE DAWN OF THE ROMAN WORLD

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Aeneas, the son of Venus, is destined for greatness, prophesised to father a people who will one day rule the world.

But behind every great man are the women the prophecies forget.

Creusa, Dido and Lavinia will never meet, yet they are united by the ambitions of one man whose life is pre-ordained to collide irreparably with theirs.

But if their destiny remains unwritten, can they determine the future for themselves?

This is the story of Rome’s origins as it’s never been told before, through the eyes of three women whose choices changed history.

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PRAISE FOR LAURA SHEPPERSON

A deft and clever retelling full of intrigue, rage and pathos’ JENNIFER SAINT

‘An intelligent, highly crafted and necessary book’ CLAIRE NORTH

‘Urgent and furious’ ROSIE ANDREWS

‘Audacious and spirited’ SARAH BURTON

‘A timely and labyrinthian retelling of the trial of Phaedra: breaking down the old walls and illuminating the true monsters’ CARI THOMAS

‘The Heroines subverts the most enduring myth of all. That women are to blame’ JOANNE BURN

‘A mesmerizing read’ ELIZABETH LEE

‘Fiercely compelling’ CAROLINE LEA

Laura Shepperson was born in the UK and has always been fascinated by myths and myth retellings, studying Classical Studies at the University of Auckland. Her first novel, The Heroines, was a Sunday Times bestseller. In 2017 she was shortlisted for the Lucy Cavendish Prize for Fiction. Laura holds a Master of Studies in Creative Writing from the University of Cambridge. Laura lives outside London with her husband and two children.

She can be found on Twitter and Instagram @LauraShepperson.

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