• Title: Battle for Rome
  • Author: Ian James Ross
  • ISBN: 9781784081225
  • Page: 178
  • Format: Paperback
  • Battle for Rome The third novel in this brilliant series set at the end of the Roman empire sees Constantine battling for supremacy against the tyrant Maxentius Centurion Aurelius Castus has been promoted to tribun
    The third novel in this brilliant series, set at the end of the Roman empire, sees Constantine battling for supremacy against the tyrant Maxentius.Centurion Aurelius Castus has been promoted to tribune and seems settled in a life of comfort with his new wife and young son But Rome is in the tyrannical grip of the usurper Maxentius, and Constantine is forming a plan for aThe third novel in this brilliant series, set at the end of the Roman empire, sees Constantine battling for supremacy against the tyrant Maxentius.Centurion Aurelius Castus has been promoted to tribune and seems settled in a life of comfort with his new wife and young son But Rome is in the tyrannical grip of the usurper Maxentius, and Constantine is forming a plan for a surprise attack from the west, in order to take the city.Castus, who once saved the emperor s life, is called upon to play a key role in the campaign Once again he is caught up in events far beyond his control, where nothing is quite what it seems not even his new marriage.

    One Reply to “Battle for Rome”

    1. Author is improving all facets of this series with each book! This is the best yet! Heart-pounding action starts from page 1 of the Prologue. I was utterly enthralled all through and Castus is becoming one of my favorite male heroes. More depth of his personality is revealed in each book. This novel, which traces Constantine's Italian campaign, starting in Gaul, culminates in Battle at Milvian Bridge with the defeat of usurper, Maxentius, and Constantine's triumphal entry [called here an adventu [...]

    2. The Twilight of Empire series goes from strength to strength and this is an absolute corker! It's not a period of Roman history that I know much about but Ian Ross brings it to life. Castus has become a favourite character of mine in Roman historical fiction.

    3. Excitement all the way through. I loved every bit of this one: from the fight scenes to the personal conflicts. Evocative and thought provoking, the main character is becoming one of my favourites. Definitely recommended to the normal crew.

    4. I've always enjoyed historical fiction and as a lover of Roman history, it's quite surprising that I've never read any Roman historical fiction. I don't usually like to start reading mid-way through a series but I enjoyed this book so much that I don't think it was a necessity to read books 1 and 2 first. I'm sure it would enhance the story by reading them in order, but Battle for Rome was immensely enjoyable as a standalone novel.Castus is a very strong character - he commands the page as he do [...]

    5. A beautifully-crafted book and a great read.At the beginning of the fourth century AD, the Roman Empire is split into four separate parts. Aurelius Castus – Protector of the Sacred Bodyguard – is tasked with delivering a package from Emperor Constantine to Emperor Licinius. The contents offer an allegiance against the usurper Maxentius, together with an offer of marriage to Constantine’s sister.So commences a novel that is not only a journey into the history of the Roman Empire of the time [...]

    6. To be honest I'm not usually a massive fan of historical fiction, it was a bit of a whim to read this book at all but oh boy I'm glad I did. The way it was written didn't make too much of a big deal of the fact that it has obviously been very well researched - which is one of the things that often puts me off- but rather fits the narrative comfortably into a very believable world. The style and characterisation of this book really did make it enjoyable, I'll be on the look out for more by Ian Ja [...]

    7. The Battle for Rome is an excellent book. It is well written and exciting with many twists and turns.I felt it gave an authentic picture of the period in which it was set with a palpable late Roman atmosphere. It moved along at a good pace and kept one's interest right to the end. A wonderful example of the genre. I look forward to reading more from this erudite author.

    8. Third in the trilogy. Back to the action and less of the political intrigue that bogged down Book 2. By the time Constantine took Rome, there was only about 150 years (give or take a few) left of the Roman Empire. It's about time someone wrote a good book (or series) about the Constantine years. Thank you Ian Ross for doing so!!

    9. A fictional fantasy tale of life and death in Ancient Rome.Not something that held my interest I'm afraid.I was given a digital copy of this book by the publisher Head of Zeus via Netgalley in return for an honest unbiased review.

    10. The story isn't as complex as the previous, but what it lacks in that area it makes up with all - out balls to the walls action. A bloodbath of a read by the Tiber!

    11. Good book This was a Good continuation of the series. I enjoyed reading it. Maybe not the best in the series some predictable episodes, but still enjoyable.

    12. Brilliant Third book in the series and once again lives up to expectations roll on summer so as we can get the next book in the series

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