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Rivals of the Republic

(2016)
(The first book in the Blood of Rome series)
A novel by

 

"A brilliant debut novel. Rivals of the Republic is an enthralling and convincing imagining of Ancient Rome, by an author who combines profound scholarship with a fluent and readable literary style."
Harry Sidebottom


The body of a Vestal Virgin is dragged out of the River Tiber. A senator bleeds to death in his bath. As the authorities turn a blind eye, Hortensia, daughter of the capital's most celebrated orator, feels compelled to investigate a trail of murders that lead to the dark heart of Rome. Flying in the face of her husband's and father's attempts to protect her, rebelling against the constraints imposed upon her sex, she is drawn ever deeper into the corrupt underworld that lurks in the shadows cast by the city's all-powerful elite. When fires begin to rage in the slums and more key witnesses are silenced, only one man can save Hortensia from becoming the next victim of a conspiracy to destroy the Republic: Lucrio, the damaged ex-gladiator to whom she already owes her life. But will the secrets of his own tragic past threaten to subsume them both...

Genre: Historical
 
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Hardback Editions

October 2016 : UK Hardback
Title: Rivals of the Republic (A Blood of Rome Novel)
Author(s): Annelise Freisenbruch
ISBN: 0-7156-5099-8 / 978-0-7156-5099-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   

September 2016 : USA Hardback
Title: Rivals of the Republic: The Blood of Rome Book 1
Author(s): Annelise Freisenbruch
ISBN: 1-4683-1279-0 / 978-1-4683-1279-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Overlook Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

October 2016 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Rivals of the Republic
Author(s): Annelise Freisenbruch
Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co
Availability: Amazon UK   

September 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Rivals of the Republic: The Blood of Rome Book 1
Author(s): Annelise Freisenbruch
Publisher: The Overlook Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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