Masters of the Sea, Book #0

Master of Rome

by John Stack

On Sale: 22/03/2012

Format:

Paperback

About the Book

A stirring adventure novel set amid the tumultuous clashes between the Roman and Carthaginian empires, battling for control of the Mediterranean, North Africa and Rome itself.

Atticus, the young Greek captain, is now a commander of the growing Roman navy, blockading a port near Tunis, when the Roman legions suffer terrible defeat by the triumphant Carthaginian army, spearheaded by the elephant charges. He and his ships escape together with the main body of the Roman fleet out manoeuvred by the more skilful Carthaginians and then caught and almost completely annihilated by a terrible storm.

Atticus and his crew are among the handful of survivors and being the messenger of this news to the Senate in Rome brings Atticus into political troubles, almost as stormy as the sea. He begins to feel not only that a Greek will never be accepted by the Romans but also that the behaviour of many, both politicians and soldiers, is such that he is not sure that he wants to be a Roman.

Full of dramatic battles by land and sea, led by tremendous characters on both sides, MASTER OF ROME is a powerful novel, the third in this bestselling series by a born storyteller.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780007426225
  • ISBN 10: 0007426224
  • Imprint: HarperCollins - GB
  • On Sale: 22/03/2012
  • Pages: 384
  • List Price: 19.99 AUD
  • BISAC1: Fiction & related items / Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Biography

John Stack's first novel, Ship of Rome, went straight into the Sunday Times bestseller charts. Captain of Rome is the follow-up to that novel and the second book in the Masters of the Sea series. John Stack lives in County Cork in Ireland and is married with three children.


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