The Blood of Alexandria (Death of Rome Saga Book Three)
By Richard Blake
The third of seven books in Richard Blake's brilliant DEATH OF ROME SAGA.
The third book of the DEATH OF ROME SAGA, perfect for readers of Ben Kane and Simon Scarrow.
Aelric of England has become the Lord Senator Alaric and the trusted Legate of the Emperor Heraclius. He's now in Alexandria, to send Egypt's harvest to Constantinople, and to force the unwilling Viceroy to give land to the peasants. But the city, with its factions and conspirators - thwarts him at every turn. And when an old enemy from Constantinople arrives, supposedly on a quest for a religious relic that could turn the course of the Persian war, the ensuing chaos may be enough to rip Egypt - and Aelric - apart.
Richard Blake is a historian, broadcaster and university lecturer. He lives in Kent with his wife and daughter.
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17 Feb 2011
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As always, Blake writes with immense historical and classical erudition, while displaying an ability to render 1500-year-old conversations in realistically colloquial English. — C4SS
If you like your Dark Age stories to be, well - particularly dark - then you'll love this. - — Historical Novels Review
It would be hard to over-praise this extraordinary series, a near-perfect blend of historical detail and atmosphere with the plot of a conspiracy thriller, vivid characters, high philosophy and vulgar comedy. — The Morning Star
Fascinating to read, very well written, an intriguing plot ... I enjoyed it very much. — Derek Jacobi, star of, I, Claudius and Gladiator