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Read & Download The Last Caesar Ý PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ý ➟ [Epub] ❤ The Last Caesar By Henry Venmore-Rowland ➩ – AD 68 The tyrant emperor Nero has no son and no heir     Suddenly there's the very real possibility that Rome might become a republic once But the ambitiInst Boudicca Aulus Caecina Severus Caught up in a conspiracy to overthrow Caesar's dynasty he commits treason raises a rebellion faces torture and intrigue all supposedly for the good of Rome The boundary between the good of Rome and self preservation is far from clear and keeping to the dangerous path h. I really enjoyed that part about Mogontiacum beginning with chapter XVI A dismal place indeed I assure you that it still is Fortunately that someone who decided it was big enough to become the provincial capital according to your story can be named It was emperor Domitian about 20 years after the story of this book is set For alas in the time of your narrative our land was not a province yet And I have marvelled at the fortress gate at times in the same way as Severus does here That this gate did not exist in his time any than the province did is but a minor detraction Never mind Back in 69 AD there was at least a wall of wood and earthwork around the Castrum Mogontiacum as it ought to be called It ought to be called Castra Mogontiacense but actually the locals referred to it as the Hiberna or Winter Camp But how would you know since the relevant source text is available only in specialised literature and not in Wikipedia which you honour as your main reference But it is true that Severus had even then a villa at his disposal as he deserved by rank they used to call it a praetorium and he definitely had walls to climb on and look far at the great German forest beyond the Rhine which he does in chapter XVIIII believe I am supposed to take offence here You see Henry I am living in that German forest of yours And I am afraid your poor Salonina will never forgive you that you deprived her of a visit to our thermal baths which had been very popular with the governors and generals of Mogontiacum and their wifes She might even have bought a set of Pilae Mattiacae in our township which had been our most reuested commodity known to everyone in Rome for its uniue hair colouring power True our region was not exactly pacified a few months after the events in your book our townspeople laid siege to Mogontiacum But we were far from growing a great German forest in the Roman age Our noble Auae Mattiacorum was in a couple of respects a civilised place than the dismal city of MogontiacumIn short investing a minimum of research might have done this book better

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E's chosen reuires all Severus' skills as a cunning soldier and increasingly deft politician      And so Severus looks back on the dark and dangerous time history knows as the Year of the Four Emperors and the part he played for good or ill in plunging the mighty Roman empire into anarchy and civil w. Originally posted at Last Caesar is the debut of Henry Ven Rowland and also features as the first book in the Aulus Caecina Severus series The Last Caesar is a work of historical fiction that takes place in the AD 68 in the last years of reign of Nero and the beginnings of the Year of the Four Emperors Historical fiction has always been a genre of my interest it offers either retelling of historical events but can in alternate setting be re imagined as well The Last Caesar is based on the real historical events in Nero’s reign Historical fiction always always inspire this feeling of grandness and how amazing the what has been is for meThe Last Caesar is no exception in this eitherThe first thing that falls to notice in The Last Caesar is how the main protagonist Aulus Caecina Severus is used and how the narration is done The story in shown from the first person narration of Caecina as he is writing it down in a journal to shows what truly happened in history The decision of showing the story in this way really made this book come a life for me As Caecina is writing all the things that he done down in his journal the brutal and viscous battlefield moments the harsh times on the roads and the happy times with his family really gave a strong human and relatable feeling and feels like he somehow wants to make amends for things that he has done as well To write in all a better understanding of the past events that shaped many histories But the story doesn’t only follow the past re tellings there are also several moments when Caecina talks to you as a reader of his journal directly These short moments further bolster his personality as they most went about how dire his current situation has become and that his life can be forfeit any momentI was also very pleased by how the younger version of Caecina was shown His story picks up in the battlefields of Britain and he comes out as a warhero Being dedicated to the heart of the Roman Empire Caecina shows the typical honor and valor that is expected of a soldier Now that he gets another job on the continental side of Europe he is drawn in a vast conspiracy In this latter part Ceacina did show for me a bit of naivety that some of you might discard as dedication to his new cause But there are some interesting things that will make the young warhero Caecina think twice about his actions In using both the viewpoints of the older and younger Caecina to tell this story Henry Ven Rowland has created a very captivating read In the back of the book Henry Ven Rowland explains about Caecina’s character and that he is was a real character but that most of his history his origins remain obscure this in turn made him a great protagonist to be used in The Last Caesar and he known history can be used as well as his imagined historyThe storyline in The Last Caesar mainly revolves around the action of Caecina even though he is not set out to be an emperor he does has a strong influence in several events that were set into motion The Last Caesar mainly focuses on a diplomatic and smaller scale approach in showing how the overthrowing of Nero came to pass The happenings in Rome are hardly shown instead you have Caecina rising the rebel threat that forces a reaction of the Romans Up to this point it was mostly dialogue and this wasn’t bad at all since it fitted spot on in the backdrop of the story But it is not only talk and intrigue there are actually uite some battle that really help to shape the storyline into a better whose The Battle between the Gauls with Vindix against the Romans just captures the harshness and the superiority of the Romans in a perfect manner and that battling against them is most likely a lost cause The mix of political affairs and the threat of battle really balance the whole story out to create an even gripping readFrom start to finish The Last Caesar is an interesting and intriguing read as soon as you have read the first words of the book your in for the whole From writing style to the story Henry Ven Rowland is on top of his game The most impressive part for me was how Henry Ven Rowland used the main protagonist Caecina to in fear off his own life retell his story for going into the history books correctly The whole way that The Last Caesar is written in the first person narration with even an occasional mentioning that addresses the reader itself just shows that Henry Ven Rowland knows what he is doing and creates a very intense and engaging story Showing first hand the harsh and brutal times of Caecina but also addressing the happy moments with his wife and son just beautiful The Last Caesar captures the Roman times spot on from the viscous times on the road bloody battles and rebellion political intrigue and betrayal it has it all The second book in the series The Sword and the Throne was published last June 2013

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The Last CaesarAD The tyrant emperor Nero has no son and no heir     Suddenly there's the very real possibility that Rome might become a republic once But the ambitions of a few are about to bring The Last eBook #218 corruption chaos and untold bloodshed to the many     Among them is a hero of the campaign aga. Wonderful bookA very well written historical novel about Rome’s emperors Many of the characters in the book are real people who were in the places during that time I recommend this book for everyone