Rome's Executioner: the second instalment in the epic Vespasian series that chronicles the rise from humble origins of one man to fulfil his destiny as one of Rome's greatest Emperors.
A hero forged in battle. A legend born.
Thracia, AD30: Even after four years military service at the edge of the Roman world, Vespasian can't escape the tumultuous politics of an Empire on the brink of disintegration. His patrons in Rome have charged him with the clandestine extraction of an old enemy from a fortress on the banks of the Danube before it falls to the Roman legion besieging it.
Vespasian's mission is the key move in a deadly struggle for the right to rule the Roman Empire. The man he has been ordered to seize could be the witness that will destroy Sejanus, commander of the Praetorian Guard and ruler of the Empire in all but name. Before he completes his mission, Vespasian will face ambush in snowbound mountains, pirates on the high seas, and Sejanus's spies all around him. But by far the greatest danger lies at the rotten heart of the Empire, at the nightmarish court of Tiberius, Emperor of Rome and debauched, paranoid madman.
About the Author
Robert Fabbri read Drama and Theatre at London University and has worked in film and TV for twenty-five 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 -especially the Roman Empire -inspired the birth of the Vespasian series. He lives in London and Berlin.
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Robert Fabbri has a winner on his hands. * The BookPlank * A stonking read. * Classic FM * Fabbri's Vespasian novels have been creating quite a stir. * The History Girls *
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 29th January 2013
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.26
Edition Number: 1