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Rome's Sacred Flame
Rome's Sacred Flame

Rome's Sacred Flame

Vespasian

FICTION

384 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $26.95)

Publication Date: April 2018

ISBN 9781782397052

Rights: US & CA

Atlantic Books, Ltd. (Apr 2018)
Corvus

Price: $19.95
 
 

Overview

The penultimate novel in the incredible Vespasian series, for fans of Conn Iggulden, Ben Kane, and Bernard Cornwell

Vespasian has been made Governor of Africa. Nero, Rome's increasingly unpredictable Emperor, orders him to journey with his most trusted men to a far-flung empire in Africa to free 200 Roman citizens who have been enslaved by a desert kingdom. Vespasian arrives at the city to negotiate their emancipation, hoping to return to Rome a hero and find himself back in favor with Nero. But when Vespasian reaches the city, he discovers a slave population on the edge of revolt. With no army to keep the population in check, it isn't long before tensions spill over into bloody chaos. Vespasian must escape the city with all 200 Roman citizens and make their way across a barren desert, battling thirst and exhaustion, with a hoard of rebels at their backs. It's a desperate race for survival, with twists and turns aplenty. Meanwhile, back in Rome, Nero's extravagance goes unchecked. All of Rome's elite fear for their lives as Nero's closest allies run amok. Can anyone stop the Emperor before Rome devours itself? And if Nero is to be toppled, who will be the one to put his head in the lion's mouth?

Reviews

"Robert Fabbri has a winner on his hands." —BookPlank 

"A stonking read." —Classic FM 

Author Biography

Robert Fabbri is an assistant director and has worked on productions such as Billy Elliot, Hellraiser, Hornblower, and Patriot Games. His life-long passion for ancient history inspired him to write the Vespasian series.