Nice review of yet another series I now hafta read 🙂
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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