Ballantine Books, Mass Market Paperback, 9780345327857, 480pp.
Publication Date: September 12, 1985
The daughter of a powerful desert cheiftain, beautiful raven-haired Zenobia, a descendent of Cleopatra, witnesses at an early age the shocking brutality of renegade Roman soldiers and vows to hate all of the blue-eyed strangers forever. Despite that pledge, she falls hopelessly and passionately in love with Marcus Alexander Britanus, a Roman. And it will take all her cunning and skill in war to keep the precious erotic rapture she can find only in his arms....
"Bertrice Small creates cover-to-cover passion, a keen sense of history and suspense."