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The Risen

The Risen

(2016)
A Novel of Spartacus
A novel by

 
From the author of the widely praised Pride of Carthage, the superb fictional rendering of Hannibal's epic military campaigns against Carthage's archenemy Rome, comes the perfect follow-up: an equally superb novel of the legendary gladiator Spartacus and the vast slave revolt he led that came ever so close to bringing Rome, with its supposedly invincible legions, to its knees.

In this thrilling and panoramic historical novel we see one of the most storied uprisings of classical times from multiple points of view: Spartacus, the visionary captive and gladiator whose toughness and charisma turn a prison break into a multi-cultural revolt that threatens an empire; his consort, the oracular Astera, whose connection to the spirit world and its omens guides the uprising's progress; Nonus, a Roman soldier working both sides of the conflict in a half-adroit, half-desperate attempt to save his life; Laelia and Hustus, two shepherd children drawn into the ranks of the slave rebellion; Kaleb, the slave secretary to Crassus, the Roman senator and commander saddled with the unenviable task of quashing an insurrection of mere slaves; and other players in a vast spectacle of bloodshed, heroism, and treachery.
In the pages of The Risen - the term the slaves in revolt have adopted for themselves - an entire, teeming world comes into view with great clarity and titanic drama, with nothing less than the future of the ancient world at stake. No one brings more verve, intelligence, and freshness to the novel of the classical age than David Anthony Durham.

 
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Hardback Editions

May 2016 : USA Hardback
Title: The Risen: A Novel of Spartacus
Author(s): David Anthony Durham
ISBN: 0-385-53566-X / 978-0-385-53566-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

April 2017 : USA Paperback
Title: The Risen
Author(s): David Anthony Durham
ISBN: 0-307-94855-2 / 978-0-307-94855-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

May 2016 : Audio CD
Title: The Risen: A Novel of Spartacus
Author(s): David Anthony Durham
ISBN: 1-5159-0603-5 / 978-1-5159-0603-2
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2016 : Audio CD
Title: The Risen: A Novel of Spartacus
Author(s): David Anthony Durham
ISBN: 1-5159-5603-2 / 978-1-5159-5603-7
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2016 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Risen: A Novel of Spartacus
Author(s): David Anthony Durham
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

May 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Risen: A Novel of Spartacus
Author(s): David Anthony Durham
Publisher: Doubleday
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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