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The Covert Crown: A Novel of the Early Roman Republic

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Elyse DeBarre

The Covert Crown: A Novel of the Early Roman Republic by Elysha
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In the shadows of the early Roman Republic, where power and intrigue intertwine like ivy on ancient columns, a hidden tale unfolds. A brilliant prodigy, her lineage a blend of Etruscan heritage and Roman upbringing, walks Rome’s cobbled streets. Secrets cling to her steps, threatening to unravel the very fabric of Rome.

War drums echo beyond the city walls, love blooms in hidden gardens, and destiny weaves its intricate pattern. The covert crown—its weight both tangible and metaphorical—beckons. Will she unravel its secrets or become ensnared in their web? 


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Elyse DeBarre

Hi, I'm an archaeologist and medical student with a Master's in Classical Archaeology focussing on Roman archaeology. I'm publishing a few nonfictional archaeological and ancient historical articles and books, mostly related to ancient Rome, and I'm also writing a few historical novels concurrently: most of these take place in the Roman Empire and Republic but one of them takes place in ancient Greece and Persia during the events leading up to the Persian war you are probably familiar with from the movie, 300. I like many things, including music composing, international travel, hiking, long-distance cycling and dancing. I'm living in Europe.

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