The love story of the Emperor Vespasian, who brought peace to Rome after years of strife, and his mistress, the freed slave woman Antonia Caenis, this book recreates Ancient Rome's most turbulent period - the reigns of Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius and Nero, and Vespasian's rise to power. As their forbidden romance blossoms, she is embroiled in political intrigue, while he embarks on a glorious career. Years pass, then Vespasian risks all in the climatic struggle for power - bringing hope for Rome, but a threat to the relationship that has endured so long.
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"Like reading Pliny rewritten by Raymond Chandler" ( Sunday Times)
"Extremely good...as well as being a convincing love story" ( Daily Mail)
"She brings Ancient Rome to life" (Ellis Peters)
One of the stories from the bestselling historical fiction Falco series
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Book Description 1998-01-01., 1998. Book Condition: New. Arrow. New Ed. Paperback. Book: GOOD. 352pp. . Bookseller Inventory # NF-1721403
Book Description Arrow, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 352 pages. 6.97x4.37x0.87 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0099227428
Book Description Arrow Books, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0099227428