M C Scott

Rome: The Art of War
  • Rome: The Art of War

  • The Sunday Times bestselling author Manda Scott brings Ancient Rome to life in this memorable tale of treachery, espionage and violence. Perfect for fans of Simon Scarrow, Robert Harris and Conn Iggulden.

    "Superior in almost every way...one of the most entertaining "Roman" novels I have read...Head and shoulders above the crowd" -- Simon Scarrow

    "Intricately woven, cleverly plotted. Miss this at your peril!" - Ben Kane

    "Excellent series - each book was a joy to read - final book kept you guessing right up until the end" -- ***** Reader review

    "A superb and exciting read, finished at 3am, and which I cannot recommend enough..." -- ***** Reader review

    "There's only one way in which I could say Manda Scott's work is predictable: every time I pick up a new Scott book, I can guarantee it will be new, refreshing, fascinating and totally different from anything that's gone before." -- ***** Reader review



    Rome: AD69.
    The Year of the Four Emperors. Three Emperors have ruled in Rome this year and a fourth, Vespasian, has been named in the East.

    As the legions march toward civil war, Sebastos Pantera, the spy whose name means leopard, returns to Rome intent on bribery, blackmail and persuasion: whatever it takes to bring the commanders and their men to Vespasian's side.

    But in Rome, as he uses every skill he has ever learned of subterfuge, codes and camouflage, it becomes clear that one of those closest to him is a traitor, who will let Rome fall to destroy him.

    Together the two spies spin a web of deceit with Rome as the prize and death the only escape.

Manda Scott was a veterinary surgeon and taught at the Universities of Cambridge and Dublin before taking up writing as a full time profession. Now founder and Chair of the Historical Writers' Association, her novels have been shortlisted for the Orange Prize, nominated for an Edgar Award and translated into over twenty languages. In addition to the bestselling Boudica series, she is the author of an acclaimed sequence of Roman novels featuring the Emperor's Spy, Pantera. For more information on her work, please visit: www.mcscott.co.uk

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