Publication Date: 12/05/2022 ISBN: 9781838933579 Category:

The House with the Golden Door

Elodie Harper

Publisher: Head of Zeus
Publication Date: 12/05/2022 ISBN: 9781838933579 Category:


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The Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller

‘Brutal yet beautiful, heartfelt yet harrowing, this is one compulsive read’ Susan Stokes-Chapman

Amara has escaped her life as a slave in Pompeii’s most notorious brothel. She now has a house, fine clothes, servants – but all are gifts from her patron, hers for as long as she keeps her place in his affections.

As she adjusts to this new life, Amara is still haunted by her past. At night she dreams of the wolf den, and the women she left behind. By day, she is pursued by her former slavemaster.

In order to be truly free, Amara will need to be as ruthless as he is. She knows she can draw strength from Venus, the goddess of love. Yet falling in love herself may prove to be Amara’s downfall.

Praise for The House with the Golden Door:
‘Beautiful, moving, captivating… A brilliant sequel to The Wolf Den’ Jennifer Saint
‘Vivid, unsentimental and compelling’ The Times
‘[A] gripping sequel… Harper’s recreation of this ancient world continues to thrill’ Observer
‘Gripping and richly imagined, this is spellbinding storytelling’ Louise O’Neill
‘A spell-binding novel that brings Pompeii back to life and explores enslavement in all its forms’ Anna Mazzola
‘Absolutely stunning and utterly gripping!’ Buki Papillon

Publisher Review

So beautiful, moving, captivating and thrilling. The House with the Golden Door is a brilliant sequel to The Wolf Den' -- Jennifer Saint, author of Ariadne 'Richly evocative, and reeling with drama and the determined passion and conflicts of its unforgettable heroine, this is historical fiction at its most thrillingly entertaining' * LoveReading * 'Beautifully written with great heart... Addictive reading' * NB Magazine * PRAISE FOR THE WOLF DEN: 'A one-of-a-kind historical novel... This is a mesmerising, richly detailed tale of sisterhood and courage that fans of Circe will love' Red. 'Vivid, wise and unflinching, this is a triumph' The Times. 'A compelling story of survival, friendship and courage. Amara and her fellow she-wolves are vividly drawn in a fascinating depiction of women at the time. Utterly spellbinding' Woman & Home. 'Elodie Harper's vibrant and thrilling story is steeped in historical detail while remaining contemporary in its concerns' * Observer *

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