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Rivals of the Republic

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

 
 
An Ancient Roman Historical novel following Hortensia, a young woman navigating the male-dominated courts of law as she uncovers a plot to overthrow the Republic.

The body of a Vestal Virgin is found in the Tiber River, and soon after, a senator is found having bled to death in his bath. As Roman authorities turn a strangely blind eye, Hortensia, the daughter of the capital's most celebrated orator, begins investigating this trail of murders that leads straight into the dark heart of Rome.

Despite her husband's and father's attempts to protect her, rebelling against the societal constraints to her sex, Hortensia plunges deeper into the corrupt underworld of the city. And only one man can save her from becoming the next victim: Lucrio, the ex-gladiator to whom she already owes her life. But Lucrio has secrets as well, and his past threatens to subsume both him and Hortensia.

Rivals of the Republic is the exciting fiction debut from Roman historian and author Annelise Freisenbruch. Using her supreme knowledge of the period, Freisenbruch delivers a meticulously accurate and suspenseful mystery that will grip readers from beginning to end.

Genre: Historical    

"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


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Used availability for Annelise Freisenbruch's Rivals of the Republic

Hardback Editions

October 2016 : UK Hardback
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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   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: 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

October 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: 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
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Title: 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   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

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