Throne of the Caesars: Blood and Steal.

Sidebottom, Harry.

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The author teaches classical history at Lincoln College, the University of Oxford. He is a gifted storyteller, and this tale of bloodlust, ruthless ambition and revenge will keep you on the edge of your seat. It is 238AD and Emperor Maximus is in trouble. An assassin murders his prefect, the Senate endorses the rebellion which has flared in his far territories. In Africa, Gordian the Elder and Younger are proclaimed, and they are hailed as Emperors. Maximus reacts with brutality and violence.

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From the bestselling author of WARRIOR OF ROME comes the second book in an epic new series set in third century Rome; a dramatic era of murder, coup, counter-rebellions and civil war. In a world of battle and betrayal men will fight - and kill - to sit on the Throne of the Caesars. Rome, AD238 Emperor Maximinus' reign hangs in the balance. At the helm of an empire that is bleeding manpower and money to sustain his wars in the north, rebellions flare in the far reaches of its territories. In Africa, Gordian the Elder and Younger are proclaimed as the new Augusti. A family descending from the imperial bloodline, they represent a chance for the establishment to take back the empire. In Rome, the first blood of the revolt is shed when an assassin murders Maximinus' prefect and announces to Rome that their ruler is dead and the Gordians have taken the throne. Still bitter at having a soldier from the barracks wearing the imperial purple, the Senate endorses the rebellion: the Gordiani are hailed as Emperors. But as chaos descends on the capital, news reaches Maximinus of the betrayal. A man of war, he acts with decisive brutality and violence. On the dusty plains outside Carthage, bloody battle will determine the fate of the Roman empire.

Book Details

Author Sidebottom, Harry.
Format PB
Publish Date 0/01/1900
Catalogue ER018
Catalogue book number 857