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    A quick read This was my introduction to Jakes I have seen his books around and finally got around to reading one Reasonably entertaining story about Salome, with the focus faron events aside from her interaction with John the Baptist Didn t discourage me from seeking outby Jakes.


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Veils of Salome and Salome danced For Herodias had ordered it She was a woman of unrelenting ambition and lust, a woman possessed She was a wife and mother but she was also determined to become a first lady of Roman society at any cost If her husband could not achieve this goal then she would even if she had to victimize her own daughter the sensual, youthful beauty of Salome would tempt the jaded senators indeed, an empire might be swayed Against every wish and plan the beautiful daughter of Herodias would chance to meet the handsome young physician, Marcus Bus affairs of family and state and the most selfish and violent passions of a demented people would soon crush their romance in a frustrating series of events Emperors and kings would rant, armies would clash, a great and holy man would be beheaded years of degradation and infamy would pass and destiny would once again bring together the woman who was Salome and a battle weary Roman legionnaire named Marcus This is a new, revised, and enlarged edition from the original work previously written under the pseudonym Jay Scotland

  • Paperback
  • 274 pages
  • Veils of Salome
  • John Jakes
  • English
  • 18 November 2017
  • 0523009270 Edition Language English Other Editions 1

About the Author: John Jakes

John William Jakes, the author ofthan a dozen novels, is regarded as one of today s most distinguished writers of historical fiction His work includes the highly acclaimed Kent Family Chronicles series and the North and South Trilogy Jakes s commitment to historical accuracy and evocative storytelling earned him the title of the godfather of historical novelists from the Los Angeles Times and led to a streak of sixteen consecutive New York Times bestsellers Jakes has received several awards for his work and is a member of the Authors Guild and the PEN American Center He and his wife, Rachel, live on the west coast of Florida.Also writes under pseudonyms Jay Scotland, Alan Payne, Rachel Ann Payne, Robert Hart Davis, Darius John Granger, John Lee Gray Has ghost written as William Ard.