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Rome: The Art of War by M. C. Scott
  

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Historical fiction at its absolute finest, this is a thrilling spy novel of mystery and intrigue set inside Rome at one of the most exciting moments in its history. Scott’s historical detail is excellent and her characters are brilliant, particularly her protagonist SebastosPantera who she first introduced three books ago in Rome: The Emperor’s Spy which new readers may want to start with.

If you like M. C. Scott you might also like to read books by Robert Harris, Harry Sidebottom and Simon Scarrow.

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Rome: The Art of War by M. C. Scott

Rome: AD69, The Year of the Four Emperors. Three Emperors have ruled in Rome this year and a fourth, Vespasian, has been named in the East. As the legions march toward civil war, Sebastos Pantera, the spy whose name means leopard, returns to Rome intent on bribery, blackmail and persuasion: whatever it takes to bring the commanders and their men to Vespasian's side. But in Rome, as he uses every skill he has ever learned of subterfuge, codes and camouflage, it becomes clear that one of those closest to him is a traitor, who will let Rome fall to destroy him. Together the two spies spin a web of deceit with Rome as the prize and death the only escape.


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'A memorable tale of treachery, espionage and violence...Ancient Rome is brought vividly and vibrantly to life' -- Nick Rennison BBC History Magazine

About the Author

M. C. Scott

M. C. Scott qualified as a veterinary surgeon and taught at the University of Cambridge before turning a lifelong passion for the ancient world into a best-selling writing career.

As well as undertaking research in the University library for this series of novels, Scott is noted for the depth, accuracy and textured depictions of life in Roman times - and has spent weeks living in a roundhouse, has learned to make Roman swords and driven horses in harness the better to bring the detail to life. As Chair of the newly formed Historical Writers' Association, Scott is active in the promotion of all forms of historical writing.

For more information on M C Scott and the Rome series of novels, please visit: www.mcscott.co.uk

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Publication date

10th April 2014

Author

M. C. Scott

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Publisher

Corgi Books an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Paperback
592 pages

Categories

Historical Fiction
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ISBN

9780552161831

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