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False God of Rome (Vespasian, #3) Vespasian is serving as a military officer on the outskirts of the Roman Empire, suppressing local troubles and defending the Roman way But political events in Rome Tiberius s increasingly insane debauchery, the escalating grain crisis draw him back to the city.When Caligula becomes Emperor, Vespasian believes that things will improve Instead, he watches the young emperor deteriorate from Rome s shining star to a blood crazed, incestuous, all powerful madman Lavish building projects, endless games, public displays of his relationship with his sister, Drusilla, and a terrified senate are as nothing to Caligula s most ambitious plan to bridge the bay of Neapolis and ride over it wearing Alexander s breastplate And it falls to Vespasian to travel to Alexandria and steal it from Alexander s mausoleum.Vespasian s mission will lead to violence, mayhem and theft and in the end, to a betrayal so great it will echo through the ages. Download False God of Rome (Vespasian, #3) author Robert Fabbri – grisedalelodge.co.uk

☆ Ebook False God of Rome (Vespasian, #3)Kindle Author Robert Fabbri – grisedalelodge.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 414 pages
  • False God of Rome (Vespasian, #3)
  • Robert Fabbri
  • English
  • 06 October 2017
  • 0857897411

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  1. Jerusalem, April 33AD RING ANY BELLS And so starts our prologue with a familiar taleForward 18 months to the Roman province of Cyrenaica that s modern day eastern coastal region of Libya enter Vespasian along with Marcus of the crossroads brotherhood, who wants to go hunting Lions Then a fair maiden appears we re off into the desert wilds to rescue a solitary Roman citizen Trader come Circus manager, that is he purchases wild beasts for the arena Its all boys own Jerusalem, April 33AD RING ANY BELLS And so starts our prologue with a familiar taleForward 18 months to the Roman province of Cyrenaica that s modern day eastern coastal region of Libya enter Vespasian along with Marcus of the crossroads brotherhood, who wants to go hunting Lions Then a fair maiden appears we re off into the desert wilds to rescue a solitary Roman citizen Trader come Circus manager, that is he purchases wild beasts for the arena Its all boys own stuff not the political nous of the first two books at allSome of Vespasian s dialogue transcends into modern day vernacularism which does take away from the read for my mind is a different character as portrayed in the first two books. Felt like I was reading about Macro Cato there for a minute. them of Scarrow fame, ...

  2. With Tiberius dead, all eyes including Vespasian s turn to the young, handsome, charismatic Caligula Although there are concerns over his excesses, surely they must be exaggerated Alas, they are not The young Emperor raised in the household of the perverted and jaded Tiberius knows no boundaries He also resents the patrician Senatorial families whom he blames for the death of his father, Germanicus The result is a descent into the worst of the human depravity.The half mad, perverted, an With Tiberius dead, all eyes including Vespasian s turn to the young, handsome, charismatic Caligula Although there are concerns over his excesses, surely they must be exaggerated Alas, they are not The young Emperor raised in the household of the perverted and jaded Tiberius knows no boundaries He also resents the patrician Senatorial families whom he blames for the death of his father, Germanicus The result is a descent into the worst of the human depravity.The half mad, perverted, angry Emperor explodes onto Rome Respectable men and women from patrician families are raped at dinners by Caligula and his friends Senators are murdered on a whim Caligula builds a theater where his sister, Drusilla, performs in front of an audience He pimps out his other sisters He squanders a fortune and drains the treasury on games and events He declares himself a god and makes people worship him.The great and powerful famili...

  3. This is one of my favourite series of Roman historical fiction, tracing the life and career of Vespasian who achieved the extraordinary he survived the reigns of a run of insane emperors before assuming the purple himself In this third volume, we reach the reign of Caligula with all the horror and perversion that one expects when thinking of this particularly odious individual False God of Rome isn t my favourite of the three that would be the second but that is largely due to Caligula him This is one of my favourite series of Roman historical fiction, tracing the life and career of Vespasian who achieved the extraordinary he survived the reigns of a run of insane emperors before assuming the purple himself In this third volume, we reach the reign of Caligula with all the horror and perversion that one expects when thinking of this particularly odious individual False God of Rome isn t my favourite of the three that would be the second but that is largely due to Calig...

  4. 3.5 starsI was less taken with this episode the plot was becoming very odd and Vespasian was coming across like a bit of a prat and thought the series might be going off the boil already however, by the end I was enrapt again and Caligula is about to be assassinated So, I continue

  5. Robert Fabbri seems to be documenting, pretty much minute by minute, the career of Vespasian Vespasian is a pretty well known historical character That is the problem, I guess, with writing about a historical figures how to keep the excitement up, given that your readers most probably know how their story ends, or when the person died So this incident here, in book x of x, clearly isn t gonna kill him So how to keep me on the edge of my seat knowing that Robert Fabbri has done a really Robert Fabbri seems to be documenting, pretty much minute by minute, the career of Vespasian Vespasian is a pretty well known historical character That is the problem, I guess, with writing about a historical figures how to keep the excitement up, given that your readers most probably know how their story ends, or when the person died So this incident here, in book x of x, clearly isn t gonna kill him So how to keep me on the edge of my seat knowing that Robert Fabbri has done a really excellent job so far, doing just that, keeping the excitement and interest an...

  6. ReviewSometimes going to the TBR to be read pile can be a chore, how do you pick a book from so many genre s and often so much class But then there are a few authors who just leap to the top of the pile and take that need for choice away Robert Fabbri is one such author and his Vespasian series to date has been well told and action packed So how does this latest 3rd part of the tale compare As usual we follow Vespasian, possibly in my opinion either the luckiest or sharpest General Em ReviewSometimes going to the TBR to be read pile can be a chore, how do you pick a book from so many genre s and often so much class But then there are a few authors who just leap to the top of the pile and take that need for choice away Robert Fabbri is one such author and his Vespasian series to date has been well told and action packed So how does this latest 3rd part of the tale compare As usual we follow Vespasian, possibly in my opinion either the luckiest or sharpest General Emperor Rome ever had This man outlived one of the most insane periods of Roman history as well as being very successful General, he then went on to be one the greatest Emperors of Ro...

  7. Yet again, another book I d give 4 stars to Compared to the previous two, this outing is lotgrittier, a lot dirtier and decidedlysavage To be expected, as it deals with the rise of Caligula and his murderous lunacy and the Jewish revolt in Alexandra of 38 AD.Still, it s superb historical fiction, and we gain insight into one of Rome s warrior emperors in Vespasian and how he compromises his principles to pander to Caligula s diabolical whims.Despite my praise, this book is less o Yet again, another book I d give 4 stars to Compared to the previous two, this outing is lotgrittier, a lot dirtier and decidedlysavage To be expected, as it deals with the rise of Caligula and his murderous lunacy and the Jewish revolt in Alexandra of 38 AD.Still, it s superb historical fiction, and we gain insight into one of Rome s warrior emperors in Vespasian and how he compromises his principles to pander to Caligula s diabolical whims.Despite my praise, this book is less of a unit...

  8. A good if relatively unremarkable and pedestrian book It s well written with believable human characters and historical events It just doesn t have the potency or adrenaline fix you get with other Roman fiction set around the early 1st century ACE.It s the kind of book that you could compare with a made for TV swords and sandals epic that you could easily enjoy, you just wouldn t particularly be all that moved or inspired to remember it much long after you ve read it.A little disappointing r A good if relatively unremarkable and pedestrian book It s well written with believable human c...

  9. Vespasian has a lot to deal with in this third book in the series unrest in Rome caused by grain shortages, unrest in the Judean province caused by religious conflict oh and Caligula taking power in Rome.I like the fact that, along with the usual political scheming, we see Vespasian struggling with his conscience Caligula is clearly not fit to rule, but his power is such that Vespasian and others are forced to play along with his madcap schemes and applaud his debauchery in order to keep the Vespasian has a lot to deal with in this third book in the series unrest in Rome caused by grain shortages, unrest in the Judean province caused by religious conflict oh and Caligula taking power in Rome.I like the fact that, along with the usual political scheming, we see Vespasian struggling with his conscience Caligula is clearly not fit to rule, but his power is such that Vespasian and others are forced to play along with his madcap schemes and applaud his debauchery in order to keep their heads attached to their bodies Of course, this does not sit well with our...