The Sword and the Throne by Henry Venmore-Rowland

Nice review of yet another series I now hafta read 🙂

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Publisher: Bantam Press
Pages: 352
Year: 2013, Pb 2014
Buy: Hardback, Kindle, Paperback
Source: Review copy

The Sword and the Throne by Henry Venmore-RowlandReview
Aulus Caecina Severus is triumphant. His lord Vitellius is poised on the edge of Italy, ready to march into Rome in a blaze of glory, emperor, supported on either side by his generals Severus and Valens, now Consuls. AD 68, the year of four emperors, explored in The Last Caesar, has now turned into AD 69, a year in which Rome could be at peace, led by men such as Severus. If only it were that simple.

The Sword and the Throne focuses on the events following the suicide of Otho, once master of Severus but now reduced to an elaborate artificial death, a crease of red self-drawn across his throat, his men defeated, now looking for a new leader. After his time of subterfuge…

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