Conspiracies of Rome, Paperback
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Perfect for readers of Simon Scarrow and Ben Kane, Conspiracies of Rome is the thrilling first book in the new seven-part DEATH OF ROME SAGA.

Rome, 609 AD. Empire is a fading memory. Repeatedly fought over and plundered, the City is falling into ruins.

Killers prowl by night. Far off, in Constantinople, the Emperor has other concerns as The Church is beginning to flex its own imperial muscle. Enter Aelric of England: young and beautiful, sexually uninhibited, heroic, if ruthlessly violent - and hungry for the learning of a world that is dying around him.

A deadly brawl outside Rome sucks him straight into the high politics of Empire.

Soon, Aelric is involved in a race against time to find answers before he ends up as just another corpse in the gutter.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368 pages, n/a
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
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  • Category: Thriller / suspense
  • ISBN: 9780340951132



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I had to stop reading this after getting about half way through it. With one exception (who's killed off early in the book), the characters in this book are entirely amoral and unsympathetic. I could have accepted this but the deal-breaker for me was the rampant use of anachronisms throughout the book. I think it extremely unlikely that early 7th century Romans would have spoken in this fashion.

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