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Empire: An Epic Novel of Ancient Rome

Steven Saylor

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Fiction, Historical fiction

The eagerly awaited sequel to the bestselling Roma - now in paperback.

In the international bestseller Roma, Steven Saylor told the story of the first thousand years of Rome by following the descendants of a single bloodline. Now, in Empire, Saylor charts the destinies of five more generations of the Pinarius family, from the reign of the first emperor, Augustus, to the glorious height of Rome's empire under Hadrian.

Through the eyes of the Pinarii, we witness the machinations of Tiberius, the madness of Caligula, the cruel escapades of Nero, and the chaos of the Year of Four Emperors in 69 A.D. The deadly paranoia of Domitian is followed by the Golden Age of Trajan and Hadrian-but even the most enlightened emperors wield the power to inflict death and destruction on a whim.

Empire is strewn with spectacular scenes, including the Great Fire of 64 A.D. that ravaged the city, Nero's terrifying persecution of the Christians, and the mind-blowing opening games of the Colosseum. But at the novel's heart are the wrenching choices and seductive temptations faced by each new generation of the Pinarii. One unwittingly becomes the sexual plaything of the notorious Messalina. One enters into a clandestine affair with a Vestal virgin. One falls under the charismatic spell of Nero, while another is drawn into the strange new cult of those who deny the gods and call themselves Christians.

However diverse their destinies and desires, all the

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Praise for Empire: An Epic Novel of Ancient Rome

  • Engrossing and exciting. - Good Book Guide

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Steven Saylor

Steven Saylor is the author of the internationally acclaimed Roma sub Rosa series which is published in over 20 languages. Saylor divides his time between homes in Austin, Texas, and Berkeley, California. Visit his website www.stevensaylor.com

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