Conspiracies of Rome (Death of Rome Saga Book One)

Conspiracies of Rome (Death of Rome Saga Book One)

by Richard Blake
     
 

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Perfect for readers of Simon Scarrow and Ben Kane, Conspiracies of Rome is the thrilling first book in the new seven-part DEATH OF ROME SAGA.

Rome, 609 AD.
Empire is a fading memory. Repeatedly fought over and plundered, the City is falling into ruins. Killers prowl by night. Far off, in Constantinople, the Emperor has other

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Perfect for readers of Simon Scarrow and Ben Kane, Conspiracies of Rome is the thrilling first book in the new seven-part DEATH OF ROME SAGA.

Rome, 609 AD.
Empire is a fading memory. Repeatedly fought over and plundered, the City is falling into ruins. Killers prowl by night. Far off, in Constantinople, the Emperor has other concerns as The Church is beginning to flex its own imperial muscle.

Enter Aelric of England: young and beautiful, sexually uninhibited, heroic, if ruthlessly violent - and hungry for the learning of a world that is dying around him.

A deadly brawl outside Rome sucks him straight into the high politics of Empire. Soon, Aelric is involved in a race against time to find answers before he ends up as just another corpse in the gutter.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"It's simply the best historical novel I've ever read, perhaps short of C.S. Forester. It's a very great deal better than any of the ancient Roman detective novels I've seen."  —L. Neil Smith, author, Forge of the Elders

"I can't resist recommending this first volume of a promised trilogy. . . . well-informed, atmospheric and beautifully written."  —Literary Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781848948273
Publisher:
Hodder & Stoughton, Ltd.
Publication date:
12/11/2009
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
798 KB

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Meet the Author

Richard Blake is a historian, broadcaster and university lecturer. He lives in Kent with his wife and daughter.

www.richardblake.me.uk

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