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To Crown a Caesar (The Praetorian Series: Book II)

To Crown a Caesar (The Praetorian Series: Book II) [Kindle Edition]

Edward Crichton
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“Caesar is dead!”

These words have echoed through the streets of Ancient Rome on many occasions, but have never felt more wrong than they do in this particular instance. For a Caesar is indeed dead, neither the first, nor the last, but it is one who has been slain well ahead his time.

Pick up a history book, and it will tell you that the crazed Gaius Julius Caesar, better known as Caligula to the world, was assassinated in January of 41 A.D. But displaced time traveler Jacob Hunter would disagree with this historical fact, because he has witnessed this death years earlier and stands accused of murdering the Caesar himself. With the threat of crucifixion looming, Hunter and his friends, who had just recently sacrificed so much to defend Rome, chose exile over death, and fled the Eternal City.

Four years later, Hunter remains on the run in the hinterlands of Rome’s numerous provinces, wanted as an outlaw by the Empress Agrippina – Caligula’s sister. Throughout these long years, he and his two closest companions have been hunted by many, but remain undeterred by their challenges. Because what those who pursue them do not know is that Jacob Hunter is from the future, where his chosen calling was that of a simple, yet deadly, Navy SEAL. Equipped with advanced weaponry and the most cutting edge Special Forces training, he and his friends are not afraid of the primitive denizens of the past and will stop at nothing to return home.

But what aids them most in their quest is the gift of foresight.

Knowledge is power, as some would say, and it is with that power that Hunter devises a plan to fix all that has been broken due to their presence in the past. Caligula, as flawed an emperor as he was, should have ruled as such for years, followed by Claudius, a far more competent emperor. But now both are dead and Agrippina, the mother of Nero and a far more ruthless leader, rules in their stead. In Hunter’s mind, this breach of historical events could prove catastrophic to the timeline’s development, perhaps changing the future completely, and with it, his home.

Unable to act, years have passed waiting for the best moment to strike, but the time has finally arrived. To restore the timeline, Hunter must remove Agrippina and keep her aggressive and murderous policies from continuing. But three people, no matter how skilled and powerful they are, cannot possibly match the overwhelming might of the powerful Roman war machine. To be successful, they’ll need to be unscrupulous, and do something many may consider vile and irredeemable, because while the Empress Agrippina is certainly shrewd and ruthless, she is still a mother, and like any mother, would be devastated should anything happen to her infant son Nero…

About the Author

Edward Crichton, a native Clevelander, lives in Chicago, Illinois with his wife, where he spends his time coming to grips with his new found sports allegiances. A long time enthusiast of Science Fiction, Fantasy, History and everything in between, he spends his time reading, writing, and overusing his Xbox. Until recently, Crichton had often hoped for a cat, but his wife decided to let him have a baby boy instead. Due in November of 2013, he and his wife could not be more excited. His Sci-Fi epic Starfarer: Rendezvous with Destiny, was released in April of 2013, and the latest book in his Praetorian Series: A Hunter and His Legion, was released in September of 2013. Crichton hopes to spend a few months bonding with his wife and newborn child before getting back into writing, but he still hopes to release the next book in his Praetorian Series in the spring of 2014.

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  • Print Length: 432 pages
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  • Language: English
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
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4.0 out of 5 stars We're not in Kansas anymore! 23 Oct 2013
By Peter J
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The continuing adventures of Jacob Hunter and his team in ancient Rome (and the rest of the empire).
This, the second book in the series, is a little bit slower paced initially, but bear with it...the action soon picks up.
An interesting addition to the story is Jacob's journal. It originally starts as a dry "After Action Report" for the future but it has the added bonus of bringing some of the other characters' viewpoints into the narrative.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good series 13 April 2014
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A very good follow up to the first in the trilogy. Good battle writing and very good premise. Definetly recommended
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5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic read 7 April 2014
By Shona
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Brill read gripped me from the start roll on next book the characters come to life and the historic path fascinating
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4.0 out of 5 stars excellent 12 Mar 2014
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Item as described delivery on time packaging fit for purpose once again I need more words to complete this very strange really but these should allow me to submit
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4.0 out of 5 stars entertaining 13 Feb 2014
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enjoyable read, especially if you have read the 1st book.
plenty of roman era 'facts' and good fun relationships in the 'gang'
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1.0 out of 5 stars Cut it by half 6 Feb 2014
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This second book was, in comparison to the first book, really boring and over worked. It would have been written with half the words and the ending was really disappointing. I would not recommend buying it. Stick with the first, which was really interesting and quite fast moving.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Second in the series keeping me interested 1 Feb 2014
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This book continues to pose questions whilst keeping up the action. The pages are turning in quite an enjoyable manner.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Goo read 27 Jan 2014
By Jason
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I did enjoy this book as much as the first one, the story moved on from the first book and was still gripping.
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