Vespasian: Tribune of Rome

by Robert Fabbri

Part of the Vespasian Series

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LoveReading View on Vespasian: Tribune of Rome

First in a red-blooded historical adventure series charting the rise of Vespasian from rural obscurity to Emperor of Rome. A seamless blend of imperial politics, chariot races, sex and sword fights, it can only be described as: ROMAN HISTORY AS THE GODS INTENDED!

 

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

Vespasian: Tribune of Rome Synopsis

ONE MAN Born in rural obscurity ONE DESTINY To become one of Rome's greatest Emperors 26 AD: Sixteen-year-old Vespasian leaves his family farm for Rome, his sights set on finding a patron and following his brother into the army. But he discovers a city in turmoil and an Empire on the brink.

 

 

The aging emperor Tiberius is in seclusion on Capri, leaving Rome in the iron grip of Sejanus, commander of the Praetorian Guard. Sejanus is ruler of the Empire in all but name, but many fear that isn't enough for him. Sejanus' spies are everywhere - careless words at a dinner party can be as dangerous as a barbarian arrow. Vespasian is totally out of his depth, making dangerous enemies (and even more dangerous friends - like the young Caligula) and soon finds himself ensnared in a conspiracy against Tiberius. With the situation in Rome deteriorating, Vespasian flees the city to take up a position as tribune in an unfashionable legion on the Balkan frontier. Even here, rebellion is in the air and unblooded and inexperienced, Vespasian must lead his men in savage battle with hostile mountain tribes. Vespasian will soon realize that he can't escape Roman politics any more than he can escape his destiny...

Vespasian: Tribune of Rome Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. Read the full 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.'
  • Pauline Braisher - 'I would like to find out how the story progresses throughout the other novels in the series but I am put off by the violence.'

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ISBN: 9781848879119
Publication date: 01/11/2011
Publisher: Corvus an imprint of Atlantic Books
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781848879119
Publication date: 1st November 2011
Author: Robert Fabbri
Publisher: Corvus an imprint of Atlantic Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 496 pages
Genres: Action Adventure / Spy, Reader Reviewed Books, eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction,
Categories: Historical fiction,

About 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. Author photo © James Potter

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