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Rome Burning

Sophia McDougall

3 Reviews

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Fantasy

The story goes global with this brilliant follow-up to ROMANITAS...

Three years after a conspiracy against his life forced him into hiding, the young heir to the throne Marcus Novius must take command of the greatest power on Earth. But his ambitious cousin Drusus - spurred on by a riddling Sybilline prophecy - threatens this last chance to avoid a world conflict and Una, a former slave whose love for Marcus seems out of place at the Roman court, is drawn into the political intrigue and a dangerous enmity.

Though many of Marcus' friends and supporters are scattered, he can rely on the driven, sharp-witted Una, her idealistic brother Sulien, now working to relieve the suffering of slaves and Varius, wounded and disillusioned by the past but still committed to the vision of a better Rome.

But even these three will find their lives at risk and their loyalties tested...

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Praise for Rome Burning

  • McDougall's dystopian vision is rendered all too convincingly, with the singularity of empirical power causing world-wide chaos - SOUTH WALES ARGUS

  • ...some very intelligent thinking... enjoyable smart yarn with some real sense of human pain - TIME OUT - Roz Kaveney

  • MacDougall has created a workable and believable alternate history .. and has written a tense political thriller that I thoroughly recommend. - HISTORICAL NOVELS REVIEW

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