Steven Saylor - Empire (2nd Hand Paperback)
- Format : Very Thick 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Very Good
- Category : Fiction - Historical Fiction
- Published : 2010 (Corsair)
- ISBN : 9781849016025
- SKU : B001931
- PPC : SP500gm
- RRP : £7.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
In the international bestseller Roma, Steven Saylor told the story of the first thousand years of Rome by following the descendants of a single bloodline.
Now, in Empire, Saylor charts the destinies of five more generations of the Pinarius family, from the reign of the first emperor, Augustus, to the glorious height of Rome's empire under Hadrian.
Through the eyes of the Pinarii, we witness the machinations of Tiberius, the madness of Caligula, the cruel escapades of Nero, and the chaos of the Year of Four Emperors in 69 A.D. The deadly paranoia of Domitian is followed by the Golden Age of Trajan and Hadriano. Even the most enlightened emperors wield the power to inflict death and destruction on a whim.
Empire is strewn with spectacular scenes, including the Great Fire of 64 A.D. that ravaged the city, Nero's terrifying persecution of the Christians, and the mind-blowing opening games of the Colosseum.
But at the novel's heart are the wrenching choices and seductive temptations faced by each new generation of the Pinarii.
"Saylor's scholarship is breathtaking and his writing enthrals" - Ruth Rendell.
"With the scalpel-like deftness of a Hollywood director, Saylor puts his finger on the very essence of Roman history" - Times Literary Supplement.
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