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The Ghosts of Athens (Death of Rome Saga Book Five)

Richard Blake

8 Reviews

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Fiction, Thriller / suspense, Historical fiction

Decadent, desperate Athens in the sixth century is the setting for GHOSTS OF ATHES, featuring Richard Blake's British adventurer Aelric.

It is 612 AD and Aelric - senator of the Roman Empire, fresh from a bloodbath in Egypt, is forced to divert the Imperial galley to Athens. He finds a demoralized and corrupt provincial city threatened by an army rumoured to contain twenty million starving barbarians. Not to mention an explosive religious dispute, an unexplained corpse, and hints of something worse than murder...

He will have to call upon all his formidable intellect and lethal ingenuity to survive his enemies inside and outside the city walls...

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Praise for The Ghosts of Athens (Death of Rome Saga Book Five)

  • Vivid characters, devious plotting and buckets of gore are enhanced by his unfamiliar choice of period. Nasty, fun and educational. - Daily Telegraph on THE TERROR OF CONSTANTINOPLE

  • He knows how to deliver a fast-paced story and his grasp of the period is impressively detailed - Mail on Sunday on THE TERROR OF CONSTANTINOPLE

  • A rollicking and raunchy read . . . Anyone who enjoys their history with large dollops of action, sex, intrigue and, above all, fun will absolutely love this novel. - Historical Novels Review on THE TERROR OF CONSTANTINOPLE

  • Fascinating to read, very well written, an intriguing plot and I enjoyed it very much. - Derek Jacobi on CONSPIRACIES OF ROME

  • It would be hard to over-praise this extraordinary series, a near-perfect blend of historical detail and atmosphere with the plot of a conspiracy thriller, vivid characters, high philosophy and vulgar comedy. - Matt Coward, The Morning Star on THE SWORD OF DAMASCUS

  • Vivid characters, devious plotting and buckets of gore are enhanced by his unfamiliar choice of period. Nasty, fun and educational. - Daily Telegraph on THE TERROR OF CONSTANTINOPLE

  • He knows how to deliver a fast-paced story and his grasp of the period is impressively detailed - Mail on Sunday on THE TERROR OF CONSTANTINOPLE

  • A rollicking and raunchy read . . . Anyone who enjoys their history

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Richard Blake

Richard Blake is a historian, broadcaster and university lecturer. He lives in Kent with his wife and daughter.

www.richardblake.me.uk

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