It is 44 BC and the rival powers of Rome are driving the republic to a violent end. A soothsayer foretells that the young Tiberius Nero, if he is wed to his cousin, the darkly beautiful Livia Drusilla, will sire four kings of Rome. Fuelled by ambition, Livia devotes her life to fulfilling the prophecy. No crime is too great when destiny beckons. So begins a murderous saga of sex, corruption, and obsession at the dawning of the age of emperors. Narrated by the 100-year-old slave Iphicles, Den of Wolves brings to life the great women of imperial Rome—Livia, Julia, Antonia, and Agrippina—women who relied on their ambition, instincts, and cunning to prosper. Luke Devenish superbly recreates these outstanding women and their times in the first book of a dramatic new series.
About the Author
Luke Devenish is a scriptwriter, novelist, playwright, and lecturer. Former head writer for Australian soap opera Neighbours, he still writes for the show regularly.