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Rome's Fallen Eagle by Robert Fabbri
  

Rome's Fallen Eagle

Part of the Vespasian Series
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Fabbri’s hero, Vespasian, is a wonderful hero and those who haven’t read his adventures before may want to start at the beginning of this fine series with Tribune of Rome. Incredibly richly detailed and filled with rip-roaring adventure, Rome’s Fallen Eagle is Fabbri and his compatriots. Fans of the series will be dying to read the next instalment as soon as they can get their hands on it.

The Vespasian series:
1. Tribune of Rome
2. Rome's Executioner
3. False God of Rome
4. Rome's Fallen Eagle
5. Masters of Rome
6. Rome's Lost Son
7. The Furies of Rome

If you like Robert Fabbri you might also like to read books by Simon Scarrow, Ben Kane and Harry Sidebottom.

Who is Sarah Broadhurst

The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. The fourth in the Vespasian series is set in Rome, AD41. Caligula has been murdered and Claudius has been proclaimed emperor by the Praetorian Guard but Claudius’ position is precarious, to say the least, so his three freedmen, Narcissus, Pallas and Callistus, find a way to boost Claudius’ position by retrieving the Eagle of the Seventeenth, lost in Germania nearly forty years before. Vespasian is the lucky person tasked with finding the iconic object, but the forests of Germany are vast and exceedingly dangerous and there is someone determined to stymie Vespasian’s mission. This is history in action wearing its learning lightly but compelling all the same.
~ Julia Hamilton

Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review the first title in the series, Tribune of Rome.  You can read their reviews here.

  • Magdalena Vidgen - 'Historical fiction at its best.'
  • Angela Rhodes - 'This is History brought to life.  Excellent books for anyone who likes one they can get their teeth into.'
  • Susan Walsh - 'Thoroughly enjoyable read! Brings a great tale to life. Couldn't put it down.'
  • Oliver Keating - 'I hope the story of Vespasian is the start of many because this author has the ability to get you right there on his shoulder in the thick of the battle.'
  • Pam Kennedy - 'Wow what a book!...His writing flows, he grips you from the first word. I feel as though I have had a stay in ancient Rome.'
  • Jo-anne Atkinson - 'This is a high quality sword and sandals epic...I have to admit that I’ve never been drawn to historical fiction of this era. This book is one that could change my mind.'
  • Sarah Musk - 'An exciting, skilfully written book about Vespasian who became one of the most famous of the Roman emperors.  A book for lovers of the Romans and their turbulent world.'
  • Daisy Otway - 'A real page turner! Interesting and exciting with fluent writing skills and enabling a thorough use of the imagination. I really enjoyed this book and can't wait to read more!'
  • Les Warriner - 'The descriptions of Roman society, the value of loyalty and life are totally enthralling, as are the depiction of everyday life from slaves to nobility.'

Synopsis

Rome's Fallen Eagle by Robert Fabbri

Rome, AD41. Caligula has been assassinated and the Praetorian Guard have proclaimed Claudius Emperor - but his position is precarious.

His three freedmen, Narcissus, Pallas and Callistus, must find a way to manufacture a quick victory for Claudius - but how? Pallas has the answer: retrieve the Eagle of the Seventeenth, lost in Germania nearly 40 years before. Who but Vespasian could lead a dangerous mission into the gloomy forests of Germania? Accompanied by a small band of cavalry, Vespasian and his brother try to pick up the trail of the Eagle. But they are tailed by hunters who kill off men each night and leave the corpses in their path. Someone is determined to sabotage Vespasian's mission. In search of the Eagle and the truth, while being pursued by barbarians, Vespasian must battle his way to the shores of Britannia. Yet can he escape his own Emperor's wrath?

Reviews

Robert Fabbri has a winner on his hands. * The BookPlank * A stonking read. * Classic FM * Fabbri's Vespasian novels have been creating quite a stir. * The History Girls *


About the Author

Robert Fabbri

Robert Fabbri read Drama and Theatre at London University and has worked in film and TV for 25 years. He is an assistant director and has worked on productions such as Hornblower, Hellraiser, Patriot Games and Billy Elliot. His life-long passion for ancient history inspired him to write the Vespasian series. He lives in London and Berlin.

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Publication date

3rd July 2014

Author

Robert Fabbri

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Publisher

Atlantic Books

Format

Paperback
384 pages

Categories

Historical Fiction
Action Adventure / Spy
Books for the Boys
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Historical adventure

ISBN

9780857897466

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