|Light-Bearer, the (1994) [Novel]|
by Donna Gillespie
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(From the publisher):
On the day of her birth, Auriane received a mysterious amulet from a priestess - and a double-edged prophecy of doom and glory. The daughter of a Germanic tribal chieftain, Auriane witnesses unspeakable horrors committed against her people by ruthless invaders. And when tragedy tore her family apart, she took the oath of a warrior - and vowed revenge. Tales of her brilliant swath of conquest carried as far as Rome, to the renowned statesman Marcus Julianus - who felt his destiny intertwined with Auriane's...and wore about his neck an indentical amulet...
Original title: The Light-Bearer
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ Ancient World (Greece, Rome, etc)→ Rome