Rome: The Coming of the King

Rome: The Coming of the King

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It's AD 65. Sebastos Pantera, spy to the Emperor Nero, has undertaken the most dangerous of missions. Hunting often alone, with few he can trust, he must find the most dangerous man in Rome's empire, and bring him to bloody justice. Against him is Saulos. Consumed by private enmities and false beliefs, Saulos is pledged to bring about the destruction of an entire Roman province. Brilliantly clever, utterly ruthless, he cares only for his vision of total victory - and not the death and devastation such a campaign would bring. Between them is the huntress Iksahra. Beautiful and deadly, feared by men, loved by the beasts she cares for, she must decide who to support if she is to avenge her father's death. Fought inside the palace of a royal city and within the rocky fastness of a desert fortress, this will be a conflict between two men who have everything to gain - and a kingdom to lose...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 110 x 178 x 34mm | 170g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552161802
  • 9780552161800
  • 377,164

About M C Scott

MC Scott qualified as a veterinary surgeon and taught at the University of Cambridge before turning a lifelong passion for the ancient world into a best-selling writing career. As well as undertaking research in the University library for this series of novels, Scott is noted for the depth, accuracy and textured depictions of life in Roman times - and has spent weeks living in a roundhouse, has learned to make Roman swords and driven horses in harness the better to bring the detail to life. As Chair of the newly formed Historical Writers' Association, Scott is active in the promotion of all forms of historical writing. For more information on all aspects of the work, visit: www.mcscott.co.uk For the Historical Writers' Association, see: http://www.TheHWA.co.ukshow more

Review quote

"Religious and political tensions, passion and intrigue, superb action sequences and real and imagined characters are seamlessly woven together to create a fascinating and exciting story on a truly epic scale." -- Laura Wilson THE GUARDIANshow more

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4 40% (105)
3 18% (46)
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