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To Crown a Caesar (The Praetorian Series - Book II)
     

To Crown a Caesar (The Praetorian Series - Book II)

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by Edward Crichton
 

“Caesar is dead!”

These words have echoed through the streets of Ancient Rome on many occasions, but have never felt more wrong than they do in this particular instance. For a Caesar is indeed dead, neither the first, nor the last, but it is one who has been slain well ahead his time.

Pick up a history book, and it will tell you that the

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“Caesar is dead!”

These words have echoed through the streets of Ancient Rome on many occasions, but have never felt more wrong than they do in this particular instance. For a Caesar is indeed dead, neither the first, nor the last, but it is one who has been slain well ahead his time.

Pick up a history book, and it will tell you that the crazed Gaius Julius Caesar, better known as Caligula to the world, was assassinated in January of 41 A.D. But displaced time traveler Jacob Hunter would disagree with this historical fact, because he has witnessed this death years earlier and stands accused of murdering the Caesar himself. With the threat of crucifixion looming, Hunter and his friends, who had just recently sacrificed so much to defend Rome, chose exile over death, and fled the Eternal City.

Four years later, Hunter remains on the run in the hinterlands of Rome’s numerous provinces, wanted as an outlaw by the Empress Agrippina – Caligula’s sister. Throughout these long years, he and his two closest companions have been hunted by many, but remain undeterred by their challenges. Because what those who pursue them do not know is that Jacob Hunter is from the future, where his chosen calling was that of a simple, yet deadly, Navy SEAL. Equipped with advanced weaponry and the most cutting edge Special Forces training, he and his friends are not afraid of the primitive denizens of the past and will stop at nothing to return home.

But what aids them most in their quest to do so is the gift of foresight.

Knowledge is power, as some would say, and it is with that power that Hunter devises a plan to fix all that has been broken due to their presence in the past. Caligula, as flawed an emperor as he was, should have ruled as such for years, followed by Claudius, a far more competent emperor. But now both are dead and Agrippina, the mother of Nero and a far more ruthless leader, rules in their stead. In Hunter’s mind, this breach of historical events could prove catastrophic to the timeline’s development, perhaps changing the future completely, and with it, his home.

Unable to act, years have passed waiting for the best moment to strike, but the time has finally arrived. To restore the timeline, Hunter must remove Agrippina and keep her aggressive and murderous policies from continuing. But three people, no matter how skilled and powerful they are, cannot possibly match the overwhelming might of the powerful Roman war machine. To be successful, they’ll need to be unscrupulous, and do something many may consider vile and irredeemable, because while the Empress Agrippina is certainly shrewd and ruthless, she is still a mother, and like any mother, would be devastated should anything happen to her infant son Nero…

Product Details

BN ID:
2940044848658
Publisher:
Edward Crichton
Publication date:
08/27/2012
Series:
Praetorian , #2
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
459,212
File size:
433 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Edward Crichton, a native Clevelander, lives in Chicago, Illinois with his wife, where he spends his time coming to grips with his new found sports allegiances. A long time enthusiast of Science Fiction, Fantasy, History and everything in between, he spends his time reading, writing, and overusing his Xbox.Until recently, Crichton had often hoped for a cat, but his wife decided to let him have a baby boy instead. Due in November of 2013, he and his wife could not be more excited.His Sci-Fi epic Starfarer: Rendezvous with Destiny, was released in April of 2013, and the latest book in his Praetorian Series: A Hunter and His Legion, was released in September of 2013. Crichton hopes to spend a few months bonding with his wife and newborn child before getting back into writing, but he still hopes to release his next book in the fall of 2014.

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To Crown a Caesar (Praetorian Series - Book Two) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wonderful continuation of the series! Crichton has really opened up his universe and gave it some serious scope. Mysterious. Sexy. Thrilling. Action packed, But not too convoluted. To Crown a Caesar has got it all. Highly recommended to anyone who wants to read a fun, well-paced story with great characters and intrigue. Better read the first one first, though!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Folks, no kidding. If you are an adventerous type. Love TV, movies and SiFy you'll not be able to put this down.
cbmech More than 1 year ago
Well written, exciting & grabs you from the start. Its akeeper to re-read.
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