Nero is known for being ruthless, murderous, and a man who indulged in every sensual pleasure. In Margaret George's book, The Confessions of Young Nero, she writes about a different side of Nero. A lonely boy who was almost murdered by his uncle, has a love for music and arts, and becomes a devoted husband and father.
Growing up in a household of scandal, plot, and unexplained deaths was not easy for young Nero nor did he understand it until he grew to be a young man. He asked his mother, after she killed her husband, how she could do such a thing and she told him one does not grow up to be a murderer, it just happens.
Later, when his mother plotted to kill him, Acte, a slave, saved him from this egregious crime. This complicated story of love, passion, fear, and guilt will give you an understanding of why Nero became the most notorious ruler of all time. Was it for love, the fear of being killed, or the fear of being hated by the people? Read it to find out you will not be disappointed.