Praise for Eight for Eternity...
"Subtle, well-drawn characters...deft descriptive detail...and sharp dialogue make this another winner in this outstanding historical series."
-Publishers Weekly starred review
"Reed and Mayer bring the time of the Nika Riots in Constantinople to vivid life....A must for followers of the series." -Booklist
In January 532, mobs ruled Constantinople, capital of the Roman Empire. Against a backdrop lit by raging fires, John, Chamberlain to Emperor Justinian, must find those who would use the Nika Riots to dethrone the emperor. But are the ringleaders still in the city-or even alive?
Porphyrius, the famous charioteer, may know more than he tells about the disappearance of two men under imperial guard. What of the brothers with a distant claim on the throne? Or the headstrong young girl? Will General Belisarius and his armed troops side with the rioters or remain loyal to Justinian?
John must untangle a web of intrigue before the escalating violence in the streets removes all hope of finding those he seeks.
The John the Lord Chamberlain series has earned numerous accolades for the husband and wife team of Mary Reed and Eric Mayer. In June 2003, Booklist Magazine named the novels one of its four "Best Little Known Series."