Pilate's Wife is an impressive marriage of research and imagination in which Antoinette May introduces Claudia, one of the Bible's most enigmatic figures, in an extraordinary new light. Set in a world of political intrigue, passionate family rivalries and alliances, assassinations, and unmatched social upheaval, this visionary tale rings with historic credibility and captures the spirit of the Roman Empire. Pilate's Wife puts a provocative new spin on the "greatest story ever told."
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"May is at her best when unencumbered by literary or historical precedent; Claudia's sister, the unwilling Vestal Virgin Marcella, for example, is better realized than the shallowly rendered Caligula, and descriptions of Antioch and Caesarea are more compelling than those of well-known locations like Pompeii." - PW.
"Depicting an extraordinary woman living in a turbulent and pivotal moment in time, May's fiction debut is a fresh and vivid retelling of a well-known story comparable in scope to Anita Diamant's The Red Tent and Elizabeth Cunningham's The Passion of Mary Magdalene." - Library Journal.
"Suffers from an unlikely [text removed due to plot spoiler], conclusion, but May's vivid settings, founded in research, make this quick read of a romantic adventure enjoyable." - Kirkus.
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