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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (57 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Douglas Jackson Narrator: Cornelius Garrett Publisher: Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Gaius Valerius Verrens returns to Rome from the successful campaign against Boudicca in Britain. Now hailed a 'Hero of Rome', Valerius is not the man he once was - scarred both physically and emotionally by the battles he has fought, his sister is mortally ill, his father in self-imposed exile. And neither is Rome the same city as the one he left. The Emperor Nero grows increasingly paranoid. Those who seek power for themselves whisper darkly in the emperor's ears. They speak of a new threat, one found within the walls of Rome itself.

A new religious sect, the followers of Christus, deny Nero's divinity and are rumoured to be spreading sedition. Nero calls on his 'Hero of Rome' to become a 'Defender of Rome', to seek out this rebel sect, to capture their leader, a man known as Petrus. Failure would be to forfeit his life, and the lives of 20,000 Judaeans living in Rome. But as Valerius begins his search, a quest which will take him to the edge of the empire, he will discover that success may cost him nearly as much as failure.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Peter Greenhalgh | 7/2/2013

    " A good read. Well-written novel about Nero and early Christians. But takes a few liberties with history. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Veronica Sanche | 1/15/2012

    " It was an enjoyable novel with good characters and dialogue. I was not that taken by the plot which seemed to be stretched to its limit but yet the politics and the way of life for the Romans presented was quite interesting. "

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