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Reviews (Historical novels)

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Review: Survival

Andrea Frediani

The Italian writer and historian, Mr. Andrea Frediani, wrote a historical novel called "Survival". This is a work dealing with the events that followed the assassination of the Divine Julius Caesar, during the next seventeen months from this event.


Review: Vespasian. Rome’s Sacred Flame

Robert Fabbri

The book "Vespasian. Rome's Sacred Flame" by Robert Fabbri is the eighth part of the historical novel telling the story of Vespasian, the first emperor of the Flavian dynasty. This time the main character becomes a governor in Africa and is sent on a dangerous mission to bring enslaved Roman citizens from the exotic country of the Garamantes.

Vespasian. Rome's Sacred Flame

Review: Eagles at War

Ben Kane

The book "Eagles at War" is the first part of the new trilogy by Ben Kane, in which the author takes us to 9 CE, when the disastrous defeat of Varus' three legions in the Teutoburg Forest took place.

Eagles at War

Review: Hannibal’s Children

John Maddox Roberts

The book by John Maddox Roberts "Hannibal's Children" is a historical novel showing us an alternative vision of the ancient world, after Hannibal was victorious in the Second Punic War. The author outlines the events that could happen if the Romans decided to accept Hannibal's terms and leave Italy.

Hannibal's Children

Review: Empire of Dragons

Valerio Massimo Manfredi

The book "Empire of Dragons" tells us the story of the Romans who, after losing the battle with the Persians, end up in the Far East and establish contacts with China.

Empire of Dragons

Review: Total War Rome. Destroy Carthage

David Gibbins

The book "Total War Rome. Destroy Carthage" is another historical novel by David Gibbins, an underwater archaeologist and novelist. This time the author takes us to the years 168-146 BCE, which is one of the most important periods for the Roman Republic, which will determine its future fate. After the victorious Macedonian war and the defeat of Perseus' huge army at Pydna in 168 BCE, Rome faces the final battle with its greatest enemy - Carthage.

Total War Rome. Destroy Carthage

Review: The Temple of the Muses

John Maddox Roberts

The book "The Temple of the Muses" by John Maddox Roberts is a detective story set in ancient Rome. The book is nominated for the Edgar Allan Poe (Edgar Awards), which is presented by the Mystery Writers of America organization.

The Temple of the Muses

Review: Warrior of Rome. The Amber Road

Harry Sidebottom

The book "Warrior of Rome. The Amber Road" is the sixth and final part of Harry Sidebottom's historical novel published by Rebis. The action of the novel takes place in the year 264 CE and tells of the voyage of the title character, Ballista, north to Hyperborea, his home country. To top it all off, the Empire finds itself in a civil war when Postumus proclaims himself emperor of the western Roman provinces. Rightful August Galien must crush the rebellion and restore internal order.

Warrior of Rome. The Amber Road

Review: Warrior of Rome. Caspian Gates

Harry Sidebottom

The book "Caspian Gates" is the fourth part of a five-volume historical novel entitled "Warrior of Rome", in which the author Harry Sidebottom leads the fate of a Romanized Briton - Ballista - towards Asia Minor and the mountains of the Caucasus. The barbarian is sent by the emperor Galien with a mission to secure the passage through the mountain massif and stop the invasion of the barbarian Alamanni on the territory of Rome. Meanwhile, Balista has to deal with a huge earthquake in Ephesus and the invasions of the Goths in Asia Minor.

Warrior of Rome. Caspian Gates

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