Vespasian 1-3Robert Fabbri
7 July 2014
Published by Corvus
Tribune of Rome
AD 26: Sixteen-year-old Vespasian leaves his family farm for Rome. However, he soon finds himself out of his depth, making dangerous enemies (and dangerous friends – like the young Caligula) and becomes ensnared in a conspiracy against Tiberius. Vespasian flees the city to take up his position as tribune in an unfashionable legion on the Balkan frontier. Unblooded and inexperienced, he must lead his men in savage battle with hostile mountain tribes…
Thracia, AD 30: Even after four years military service at the edge of the Roman world, Vespasian can’t escape the tumultuous politics of an Empire on the brink of disintegration. His patrons in Rome charge him with the clandestine extraction of an old enemy from a fortress on the banks of the Danube before it falls to the Roman legion besieging it.
Vespasian’s mission is the key move in a deadly struggle for the right to rule the Roman Empire…
False God of Rome
Rome, AD 34: Vespasian is serving as a military officer on the outskirts of the Empire. But political events in Rome draw him back to the city. The new emperor Caligula forms an extravagant project to bridge the bay of Neapolis and ride over it wearing Alexander’s breastplate. And it falls to Vespasian to travel to Alexandria and steal it from Alexander’s mausoleum. Vespasian’s mission will lead to violence, mayhem and theft – and in the end, to a betrayal so great it will echo through the ages…
BOOKS 1-3 IN THE VESPASIAN SERIES
A stonking read.
Robert Fabbri has a winner on his hands.
Fabbri's Vespasian novels have been creating quite a stir.
The History Girls