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Of Merchants and Heroes

(2008)
(The Republic of Vengeance)
A novel by

 
 
A consuming story of love, loss and redemption set in the classical world of Rome and Greece, "Of Merchants and Heroes" is the story of a young man's pursuit of his father's murderer and of the values and qualities he develops that will make him a man...a man capable of a deep, noble and enduring love. At the end of the third century BC, as Republican Rome's long war with Carthage was at last drawing to a close, it was already threatened by a new enemy, Philip, the tyrant king of Macedon in the east...Into this turbulent world emerges our Roman hero, Marcus, whose father is brutally murdered by pirates on a journey from Italy to Corfu on a visit to his uncle. Fate takes him to some of the great cities of the Greco-Roman world at a time of major turbulence, where he learns much and finds love unexpectedly.This is a remarkable, beautifully written debut that explores political and philosophical questions that are timeless democracy and tyranny, war and self-defence, right and duty as well as questions of love, loyalty and betrayal.

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"A masterpiece that deserves to become one of the classics of historical fiction" - Manda Scott


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Hardback Editions

February 2008 : UK Hardback
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Title: Of Merchants & Heroes
Author(s): Paul Waters
ISBN: 0-230-53031-1 / 978-0-230-53031-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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February 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Republic of Vengeance
Author(s): Mike Waters
ISBN: 1-59020-142-6 / 978-1-59020-142-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
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February 2009 : Hardback
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Title: The Republic of Vengeance
Author(s): Paul Waters
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Paperback Editions

July 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Republic of Vengeance
Author(s): Paul Waters
ISBN: 1-59020-474-3 / 978-1-59020-474-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
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August 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Of Merchants & Heroes
Author(s): Paul Waters
ISBN: 0-330-45267-3 / 978-0-330-45267-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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August 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Of Merchants & Heroes
Author(s): Paul Waters
ISBN: 0-330-45640-7 / 978-0-330-45640-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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February 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Of Merchants & Heroes
Author(s): Paul Waters
ISBN: 0-230-70398-4 / 978-0-230-70398-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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Kindle Editions

July 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Republic of Vengeance
Author(s): Paul Waters
Publisher: The Overlook Press
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Title: Of Merchants & Heroes
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