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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 exhilarating historical novel featuring ancient Rome's great new heroine, Hortensia, who is "passionate, articulate, fallible and, better still, inspired by a real woman" (Ruth Downie, author of the bestselling Medicus series)

In this "stunning novel" (bestselling author Alison Weir), Annelise Freisenbruch presents the great new heroine of Roman historical fiction, who must navigate the male dominated courts of law in her quest to uncover a sinister plot to overthrow the Republic.

As Rivals of the Republic begins, Roman high society is humming with gossip about the sudden, suspicious suicide of a Roman senator. Shortly afterward, the body of a Vestal Virgin is discovered in the river Tiber. When the Roman authorities turn a strangely blind eye, Hortensia, the daughter of the capital's most celebrated lawyer, begins investigating a trail of murders that leads straight into the dark heart of Rome.

Defying her husband and her father and rebelling against the constraints imposed upon her sex, Hortensia plunges deeper into the corrupt underworld that lurks in the shadows cast by the city's all-powerful elite. When more key witnesses are silenced by an unknown mastermind, Hortensia is forced to seek an unconventional ally: Lucrio, an ex-gladiator with secrets of his own.

Using her supreme knowledge of the period and drawing from historical accounts of the daughter of famed Roman orator Quintus Hortensius Hortalus, Annelise Freisenbruch delivers a meticulously accurate and suspenseful story that will have readers gripped until the final, harrowing pages.

Genre: Historical
 
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Hardback Editions

October 2016 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: 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   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2016 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Rivals of the Republic: The Blood of Rome Book 1 (Blood of Rome)
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   

Paperback Editions

September 2017 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Rivals of the Republic: A Blood of Rome Novel (Blood of Rome)
Author(s): Annelise Freisenbruch
ISBN: 1-4683-1557-9 / 978-1-4683-1557-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Overlook Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2017 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Rivals of the Republic: Blood of Rome (Blood of Rome 1)
Author(s): Annelise Freisenbruch
ISBN: 0-7156-5220-6 / 978-0-7156-5220-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

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

August 2016 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Rivals of the Republic: The Blood of Rome series
Author(s): Annelise Freisenbruch
Publisher: Duckworth Overlook
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


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