The Ghosts of Athens (Death of Rome Saga Book Five)
By Richard Blake
The fifth book in Richard Blake's brilliant DEATH OF ROME SAGA.
The fifth book in the DEATH OF ROME SAGA is an exhilarating thriller and perfect for readers of Ben Kane and Simon Scarrow.
No longer the glorious cradle of all art and science, Athens is a ruined provincial city in one of the Byzantine Empire's less vital provinces. The Emperor has diverted Aelric's ship home from Egypt to send him there, but surely there is more important business in Constantinople. Isn't Aelric needed to save the Empire's finances?
Is Aelric on a high level mission to save the Empire or has he been set up to fail? The only certainty is that Aelric finds himself in a derelict palace of dark and endless corridors that Martin, his cowardly secretary, assures him pulse will an ancient evil.
Richard Blake is a historian, broadcaster and university lecturer. He lives in Kent with his wife and daughter.
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25 Apr 2013
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This is a story of villainy that reels you in from its prosaic opening through a series of death-defying thrills and spills. — Lancashire Evening Post
Devious plotting, superb period detail and the joy of being transported back in time by a born storyteller ... Blake's perfect recipe for a sumptuous Roman Feast. — Fleetwood Today
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
The best historical novel I've ever read. — L. Neil Smith on, Conspiracies of Rome: Death of Rome Saga Book One