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Masters of Rome by Simon Turney & Gordon Doherty

Genre: Historical Fiction
Publisher: Aries Fiction
Rating: 4/5
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About The Book

Their rivalry will change the world forever.
As competition for the imperial throne intensifies, Constantine and Maxentius realise their childhood friendship cannot last. Each man struggles to control their respective quadrant of empire, battered by currents of politics, religion and personal tragedy, threatened by barbarian forces and enemies within.
With their positions becoming at once stronger and more troubled, the strained threads of their friendship begin to unravel. Unfortunate words and misunderstandings finally sever their ties, leaving them as bitter opponents in the greatest game of all, with the throne of Rome the prize.
It is a matter that can only be settled by outright war…


My Thoughts

I don’t normally read historical fiction but this book intrigued me, which part of it is reality and which one is fiction? How much the authors have tried to be loyal to reality and just add a little bit of fiction?
Because reading this book will make you feel transported to another era, Ancient Rome, where Constantine and Maxentius live, but not in peace. They were childhood friends but their family rivalry will change their relationship forever; political pressures, family, religion… everything is combined in this story. You only need to know who you want to be loyal…This is the second book of the series “Rise of Emperors”, you can read it as standalone, but you’ll miss a little bit of the background of the two main characters and how everything started.
If you love history or simply want to read something different, believe me, this book is worth the try, it will keep you passing pages without even noticing and then checking online which parts are true! It was not difficult to be transported inside the story, another place, so different but the power, as always corrupts and endangers everything. They say history always repeats… Do you believe it?
Because I really do, one way or the other, it seems that humans always make the same errors…Ready for “Masters of Rome”?


About The Author

Simon Turney is the author of the Marius’ Mules and Praetorian series, as well as The Damned Emperor series for Orion and Tales of the Empire series for Canelo. He is based in Yorkshire.


Gordon Doherty is the author of the Legionary and Strategos series, and wrote the Assassin’s Creed tie-in novel Odyssey. He is based in Scotland.