Lost Scrolls of Archimedes: A historical novel of ancient Rome and Egypt

Lost Scrolls of Archimedes: A historical novel of ancient Rome and Egypt

by Tom Roberts


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"Lost Scrolls of Archimedes is a true must-read for ancient history fans." - K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

Two feuding empires. A doomsday device. Can a young man break an ancient code and save Egypt from Rome’s deadly attack?

Alexandria, Egypt, 34 BC. Marcus Bassus dreams of a life of intellectual pursuits. Entrusted by his missing mentor with the enigmatic scrolls of Archimedes, he resolves to prove his worth by decoding the complex documents on his own. But when a close friend betrays him and steals one of the scrolls, Marcus vows to prevent its secrets from falling into the corrupt hands of Roman Consul Octavian.

Devastated when the Romans assassinate his father, but aided by the smart and alluring linguist, Electra, Marcus works furiously to recover the lost treasure. And after learning Octavian plans to use the ill-gotten information to construct the ultimate weapon against Antony and Cleopatra, he realizes he is Egypt’s only hope.

Marcus crosses desert sands and turbulent seas in a quest to build a counter-weapon in time to stave off Roman conquest.

Tom Roberts’ award-winning Lost Scrolls of Archimedes is a coming-of-age story and the first book in the action-packed Lost Artifacts historical fiction saga. If you like ancient-world adventures, scholarly heroes, and well-researched settings, you’ll love Tom Roberts’ epic struggle for supremacy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781734246254
Publisher: Raven Cliffs Publishing LLC
Publication date: 03/18/2020
Series: Lost Artifacts , #1
Pages: 410
Sales rank: 949,876
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.91(d)

About the Author

Tom Roberts is the author of Lost Scrolls of Archimedes, a historical novel, and Moving Pieces, a short story collection. In 2019, at the Florida Writers Association's Royal Palm Literary Awards, his historical novel, Lost Scrolls of Archimedes, was awarded Gold for best unpublished historical novel. The novel was published in paperback and eBook in March 2020. A software engineer in a previous life, Mr. Roberts began writing in 2017. He is avid reader of ancient history and technology and a member of the Florida Writers Association, the Atlanta Writers Club, and the West Florida Literary Federation. His favorite authors are Bernard Cornwell, Patrick O'Brian, Steven Saylor, and Arthur C. Clarke. An Air Force veteran, he loves dogs and enjoys hiking, classical music, video games, and college sports. He lives with his wife in Pensacola, Florida.

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