Lion of the Sun: Warrior of Rome: Book 3 [NOOK Book]

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Mesopotamia, AD 260. Betrayed by his most trusted adviser, the Roman Emperor Valerian has been captured by the Sassanid barbarians. The shame of the vanquished beats down mercilessly, as the frail old emperor prostrates himself before Shapur, King of Kings. Ballista looks on helplessly, but vows under his breath to avenge those who have brought the empire to the brink of destruction with their treachery. But first, he must decide what price he will pay for his own freedom. Only the fearless and only those whom ...
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Lion of the Sun: Warrior of Rome: Book 3

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Overview

Mesopotamia, AD 260. Betrayed by his most trusted adviser, the Roman Emperor Valerian has been captured by the Sassanid barbarians. The shame of the vanquished beats down mercilessly, as the frail old emperor prostrates himself before Shapur, King of Kings. Ballista looks on helplessly, but vows under his breath to avenge those who have brought the empire to the brink of destruction with their treachery. But first, he must decide what price he will pay for his own freedom. Only the fearless and only those whom the gods will spare from hell can now save the empire from a catastrophic ending. Ballista, the Warrior of Rome, faces his greatest challenge yet.
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Editorial Reviews

The Times (London)
Harry Sidebottom’s prose blazes with searing scholarship.
Evening Standard
A book to keep you up well past your bedtime.
—The Guardian
"A starring Roman epic with explosive action and knuckle-whitening drama."
—Mary Beard
"Harry Sidebottom's epic tale starts with a chilling assassination and goes on, and up, from there."
—Evening Standard
"A book to keep you up well past your bedtime."
-The Times (London)
"Harry Sidebottom’s prose blazes with searing scholarship."
-Mary Beard
"Harry Sidebottom’s epic tale starts with a chilling assassination and goes on, and up, from there."
-Evening Standard
"A book to keep you up well past your bedtime."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590208724
  • Publisher: Overlook
  • Publication date: 10/27/2011
  • Series: Warrior of Rome Series , #3
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 65,095
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Harry Sidebottom is best known for the Warrior of Rome series of novels, published by Overlook. He teaches classical history at Oxford University, where he is a Fellow of St. Benets Hall and a Lecturer at Lincoln College. Visit HarrySidebottom.co.uk
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