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.
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?
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.
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.
Publication date: 03/07/2014
Publisher: Atlantic Books
|Publication date:||3rd July 2014|
|Genres:||Action Adventure / Spy, Reader Reviewed Books, eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction,|
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. Author photo © James PotterMore About Robert Fabbri