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Rome's Lost Son (Vespasian) Paperback – 13 Aug 2015
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Robert Fabbri has a winner on his hands. * The BookPlank * A stonking read. * Classic FM * Fabbri's Vespasian novels have been creating quite a stir. * The History Girls *
The sixth instalment of Robert Fabbri's bestselling Vespasian series. Vespasian's ascent to power continues: sent to defend Rome's interest in the East, Vespasian is imprisoned in the oldest city in the world...See all Product description
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The book follows Vespasian as he is Consul at the beginning, through various adventures, most of which are assigned to him in the hope that he will, at least, be far away from Rome, or hopefully, might never come back. The bones of the story are real history, and the author hangs the fiction very lightly around these events in a believable way. Vespasian himself has become a very real character, and his progression from idealistic youth to pragmatic politician with an eye for the future has been slow and perfectly paced over the series. Although loyal to those that matter to him, he has become the person that all in his position must have been to survive.
Like the earlier books, this is well-written, well-paced, with outstanding characters. I particularly enjoy the way that Fabbri breaks up his story; the books don't really have a definite beginning or end, each volume runs into the next, and there are a number of plot lines that run over several volumes. In this episode, one or two threads come to and end, and one or two others have developed further which will clearly play an important part in future instalments.
I look forward to the next volume.