The Wedding Shroud: A Tale of Ancient Rome

By Elisabeth Storrs

Historical fiction, Romance, Literary fiction | Paperback, eBook


In 406 BC, to seal a tenuous truce, the young Roman Caecilia is wedded to Vel Mastarna, an Etruscan nobleman from the city of Veii. Leaving behind her righteous, militaristic homeland, Caecilia is determined to remain true to Roman virtues while living among the sinful Etruscans. But, despite her best intentions, she is tempted by a hedonistic culture that offers women education, independence, and sexual freedom, as well as an empowering ancient religion. Enchanted by Veii but terrified of losing ties to Rome, Caecilia performs secret rituals to delay the fate of becoming a mother, thereby postponing true entanglement. Yet as she develops an unexpected love and undeniable passion for Mastarna, she’s torn between the land of her birth and the world in which she now lives. And as war looms between the two cities, Caecilia discovers that fate is not so easy to control, and that her choice of allegiance may change the destiny of Rome and Veii.


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In 406 BC, to seal a tenuous truce, the young Roman Caecilia is wedded to Vel Mastarna, an Etruscan nobleman from the city of Veii. Leaving behind her righteous, militaristic homeland, Caecilia is determined to remain true to Roman virtues while living among the sinful Etruscans. But, despite her best intentions, she is tempted by a hedonistic culture that offers women education, independence, and sexual freedom, as well as an empowering ancient religion. Enchanted by Veii but terrified of losing ties to Rome, Caecilia performs secret rituals to delay the fate of becoming a mother, thereby postponing true entanglement. Yet as she develops an unexpected love and undeniable passion for Mastarna, she’s torn between the land of her birth and the world in which she now lives. And as war looms b...


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Elisabeth Storrs is an Australian author who graduated from University of Sydney in Arts Law, having studied Classics. Her curiosity piqued by an Etruscan sarcophagus depicting a couple embracing for eternity, she discovered the little known story of the struggle between Etruscan Veii and Republican Rome and the inspiration to write the Tales of Ancient Rome Saga.




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Editor's Choice: Historical Novels Review

23 May

Call to Juno, the third book in the Tales of Ancient Rome series has been designated as an Editor's Choice in the Historical Novels Review - it's also been featured on the magazine's cover!


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