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Rome's Sacred Flame
Rome's Sacred Flame

Rome's Sacred Flame

Vespasian

FICTION

384 Pages, 5 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $14.95 (US $14.95) (CA $19.95)

Publication Date: June 2019

ISBN 9781782397069

Rights: US & CA

Atlantic Books, Ltd. (Jun 2019)
Corvus

Price: $14.95
 
 

Overview

The penultimate novel in the incredible Vespasian series of Roman historical fiction

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 hopes to return to Rome a hero and find himself back in favor with Nero. But when he reaches the city, he discovers a slave population on the edge of revolt. 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 with a hoard of rebels at their backs. 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? 

Reviews

"The penultimate story in the very successful Vespasian series. With a taut plot and strong characterization, the author portrays Nero's derangement, and the licentiousness and cruelty of Rome as it descends into chaos, in a realistic but not overly graphic way. Although part of a series, this can be read as a stand-alone novel. This is an exciting read for all lovers of the genre. Historical fiction at its best. More please!" —Historical Novel Society

Author Biography

Robert Fabbri is an assistant director and has worked on productions such as Billy Elliot, Hellraiser, Hornblower, and Patriot Games.