By Harry Sidebottom
By way of the bestselling writer of the Warrior of Rome sequence, the second one e-book in a brand new significant sequence for lovers of George R.R. Martin and Bernard Cornwell
Blending heart-pounding motion and historic accuracy, Harry Sidebottom’s bestselling Warrior of Rome sequence took readers from the shouts of the battlefield to the whisperings of the emperor’s internal circle. during this moment ebook of his new Throne of the Caesars sequence, Sidebottom maintains his retelling of 1 of the bloodiest sessions of Roman history—the yr of the Six Emperors.
In Rome within the yr 238 advert, Emperor Maximinus’s reign hangs within the stability. The empire is bleeding manpower and cash in an try to maintain its wars within the north, and rebellions flare within the a ways reaches of its territories.
Meanwhile in Africa, Gordian the Elder and more youthful are proclaimed because the new Augusti. A family members descending from the Imperial bloodline, they signify an opportunity for the institution to take again the empire. the 1st blood of the riot is shed in Rome whilst an murderer murders the emperor’s prefect, asserting to Rome that the Gordians have taken the throne; nonetheless sour at Maximinus’s upward push from the barracks to energy, the Senate endorses the uprising, and chaos descends at the capitol.
But in his center, Maximinus is a guy of conflict: while he hears of the betrayal, he acts with decisive brutality and violence. at the dusty plains outdoors Carthage, blood and metal will make certain the destiny of the Roman Empire.
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They're a bluish white, the color of fresh milk, circled by a ring of black with one small dot of black in the center. I want to look away, but I can't. "It's time to come back to the realms . . ," she says, over and over, like the gentlest lullaby. "But careful Gemma, my darling . . they're coming for you. " She opens her mouth with a terrible roar, exposing the sharp points of her hideous teeth. CHAPTER FIVE WHEN MORNING FINALLY COMES, I AM SO TIRED that my eyes feel as if they are coated in sand.
CHAPTER FOUR THIS IS WHAT I KNOW OF THE STORY OF THE ORDER. They were once the most powerful women imaginable, for they were the keepers of the magical power that ruled the realms. There, where most mortals came only during dreams or after death, it was the Order who helped spirits cross over the river into the world beyond all worlds. It was the Order who helped them complete their souls' tasks, if need be, so that they could move on. And it was the Order who could wield that formidable power in this world to cast illusions, to shape lives, and to influence the course of history.
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Blood and Steel (Throne of the Caesars, Book 2) by Harry Sidebottom