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Rome is burning. Only one man can save it. The Emperor: Nero, Emperor of Rome and all her provinces, feared by his subjects for his temper and cruelty, is in possession of an ancient document predicting that Rome will burn. The Spy: Sebastos Pantera, assassin and spy for the Roman Legions, is ordered to stop the impending cataclysm. He knows that if he does not, his life - and those of thousands of others - are in terrible danger. The Chariot Boy: Math, a young charioteer, is a pawn drawn into the deadly game between the Emperor and the Spy, where death stalks the drivers - on the track and off it.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 592 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 44mm | 419.99g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552168009
  • 9780552168007
  • 222,886

About M. C. Scott

Manda Scott was a veterinary surgeon and taught at the Universities of Cambridge and Dublin before taking up writing as a full time profession. Now founder and Chair of the Historical Writers' Association, her novels have been shortlisted for the Orange Prize, nominated for an Edgar Award and translated into over twenty languages. In addition to the bestselling Boudica series, she is the author of an acclaimed sequence of Roman novels featuring the Emperor's Spy, Pantera. For more information on her work, please visit: www.mcscott.co.ukshow more

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"As exciting as Ben Hur, and far more accurate" * Independent * "A gripping tale, with more to come" * Daily Mail * "A heady, fast-paced, well-written, and exciting book...Brilliant stuff" * Shropshire Star *show more

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'Stop this fire, whatever it takes. I, your Emperor, order it' The Emperor Nero, Emperor of Rome and all her provinces, feared by his subjects for his temper and cruelty, is in possession of an ancient document predicting that Rome will burn. The Spy Sebastos Pantera, assassin and spy for the Roman Legions, is ordered to stop the impending cataclysm. He knows that if he does not, his life - and those of thousands of others - are in terrible danger. The Chariot Boy Math, a young charioteer, is a pawn drawn into the deadly game between the Emperor and the Spy, where death stalks the drivers - on the track and off it. Rich characterisation and spine tingling adventure combine in a vividly realised novel set amid the bloodshed and the chaos, the heroism and murderous betrayal of ancient Rome.show more

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"A gripping tale, with more to come"show more

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655 ratings
3.89 out of 5 stars
5 33% (217)
4 36% (238)
3 20% (133)
2 7% (45)
1 3% (22)
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