Rome's Sacred Flame

Rome's Sacred Flame

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Sunday Post's best reads of the year, 2018

Rome, AD 63. Vespasian has been ordered to a far-flung empire in Africa to free five hundred Roman citizens who have been enslaved by a desert kingdom. But when Vespasian reaches the city, he discovers tensions spilling over into bloody chaos...

Battling thirst and exhaustion, Vespasian must help the Romans escape, their only route to survival a desperate race across a barren desert with a hoard of heavily armed rebels at their backs.

Meanwhile, back in Rome, its citizens fear for their lives as Emperor Nero's extravagance and unpredictable violence goes unchecked. 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?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 21mm | 247g
  • Corvus
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • 178239706X
  • 9781782397069
  • 9,999

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Picked as one of the best reads of the year * Sunday Post * Fabbri's Vespasian novels have been creating quite a stir. * The History Girls * A stonking read. * Classic FM * Robert Fabbri has a winner on his hands. * The BookPlank * Stuffed with political deviousness and vivid depictions of war and torture, Fabbri's eighth book of the series is shockingly good. * Sunday Sport * Fabbri does an excellent job with this scintillating source material. -- Antonia Senior * The Times *
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About Robert Fabbri

Robert Fabbri read Drama and Theatre at London University and has worked in film and TV for 25 years as an assistant director. He has worked on productions such as Hornblower, Hellraiser, Patriot Games and Billy Elliot. His life-long passion for ancient history inspired him to write the Vespasian series. He lives in London and Berlin.
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