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Arminius The Limits of Empire by Robert Fabbri
  

Arminius The Limits of Empire

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Teeming with more brutal betrayal and conflict than you can shake an axe at, this first-rate historical fiction from the author of the epic Vespasian sequence recounts Rome’s monumental defeat in deep, dark Teutoburg Wald.

Arminius of the Cherusci led six tribes to mercilessly massacre three Roman legions. A mere two hundred soldiers survived and, in a stroke of utter humiliation for the Empire, three sacred Eagles were lost in the battle. But Arminius is far from being a true, through-and-through Teutonic. As the rollicking story races along - through multiple episodes of brutality, and multiple perspectives - we learn how he came to betray the people who raised him: the Romans.

The author is masterful at transforming historical detail into an imaginative feast of action and impulse - the battles scenes are viscerally evoked, and the sense of landscape is awe-inspiring. Highly recommended for Rome-buff-readers who like their fiction intense, and with an edge of grisly gore. ~ Joanne Owen

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Arminius The Limits of Empire by Robert Fabbri

One man's greatest victory. Rome's greatest defeat. A.D. 9: In the depths of the Teutoburg Wald, in a landscape riven by ravines, darkened by ancient oak and bisected by fast-flowing streams, Arminius of the Cherusci led a confederation of six Germanic tribes in the annihilation of three Roman legions. Deep in the forest almost twenty thousand men were massacred without mercy; fewer than two hundred of them ever made it back across the Rhine. To Rome's shame, three sacred Eagles were lost that day. But Arminius wasn't brought up in Germania Magna - he had been raised as a Roman. This is the story of how Arminius came to turn his back on the people who raised him and went on to commit a betrayal so great and so deep, it echoed through the ages.

Reviews

'Fabbri presents a powerfully chilling, detailed and dramatic depiction of those terrible days in the forest.' Express

'Fabbri does an excellent job with this scintillating source material.' -- Antonia Senior The Times

'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

6th July 2017

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Publisher

Corvus an imprint of Atlantic Books

Format

Paperback
384 pages

Categories

Historical Fiction
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ISBN

9781782397014

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