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Rivals of the Republic

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

 
 
Using her supreme knowledge of the period, author Annelise Freisenbruch presents the great new heroine of historical fiction, Hortensia, who must navigate the male-dominated courts of law in her quest to uncover a sinister plot to overthrow the Republic. Drawing from historical accounts of the daughter of famed Roman orator Quintus Hortensius Hortalus, Freisenbruch delivers an atmospheric, meticulously accurate and fast-paced story that will have readers craving more. Rome, 70BC. Roman high society hums with gossip about the suspicious suicide of a prominent Roman senator and the body of a Vestal Virgin is discovered in the river Tiber. As the authorities turn a blind eye, Hortensia is moved to investigate a trail of murders that appear to lead straight to the dark heart of the Eternal City.

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"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
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September 2016 : USA Hardback
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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: Harry N. Abrams
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Paperback Editions

November 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Rivals of the Republic: The Blood of Rome Book 1
Author(s): Annelise Freisenbruch
ISBN: 1-4683-1557-9 / 978-1-4683-1557-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
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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
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Kindle Editions

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