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Author: Jack Ludlow
Genre: Historical Fiction
Pub. Date: 1st September 2007
Part of the series:
The Top Ten Besteller
With barbarians at the gate and enemies within, two men must fight for the soul of the Republic and the greatest empire in the world.
Ina dark cave lit by flickering torches, two young boys appeal to the famed Roman oracle for a glimpse into their future. The Sybil draws a blood-red shape of an eagle with wings outstretched: an omen of death. As they flee from the cave in fear, Aulus and Lucius make an oath of loyalty until death. An oath that will be tested in the years to come.
Thirty years on and Aulus, now
History and adventure, brutality and courage combine to powerful effect, making The Pillars of Rome an outstanding opening to the Republic series.
Ready for the the next book in the trilogy? Delve into The Sword of Revenge.
'Historical fiction at its very best...The cruelty and brutality of political and military life in the Rome immediately before the rise of the Caesars is explicit. The story is fascinating and expertly told – narrated intelligently and with élan. For readers who have liked Conn Iggulden’s Emperor series this is required reading.'Historical Novels Review
‘Akin to Conn Iggulden's Julius Caesar series’Booksmonthly.com
‘Good stuff’Daily Sport
‘High-speed epic from an ace story-teller’Dartford Messenger