The Wedding Shroud : Tales of Ancient Rome

  • by Elisabeth Storrs
  • Narrated by Christina Traister
  • Series: Tales of Ancient Rome
  • 17 hrs and 1 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In 406 BC, to seal a tenuous truce, the young Roman Caecilia is wedded to Vel Mastarna, an Etruscan nobleman from Veii. Leaving her militaristic homeland, Caecilia is determined to remain true to Roman virtues while living among the sinful Etruscans. But, despite her best intentions, she is seduced by a culture that offers women education, independence, sexual freedom, and an empowering religion.
Enchanted by Veii but terrified of losing ties to Rome, Caecilia performs rites to delay becoming a mother, thereby postponing true entanglement. Yet as she develops an unexpected love for Mastarna, she's torn between her birthplace and the city in which she now lives. As war looms, Caecilia discovers Fate is not so easy to control, and she must choose where her allegiance lies.
The Wedding Shroud is the first book in the series A Tale of Ancient Rome. Subsequent books in the series include The Golden Dice and Call to Juno.


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Awful, can't finish it

I must not have listened to the sample before buying. This narrator just doesn't work for me. I felt tortured. I had high hopes. I like historical fiction but this one is just too full of "purple prose". Way more detailed that necessary. Also torture. I tried. Got about half way. I'm giving up.
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- Amazon Customer


Didn't like the book wanted different outcome. Felt like a cult story line . I skipped thru lots of parts.
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- Vanessa Craven

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-14-2016
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio