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Gods of Rome (Rise of Emperors #3)

Gods of Rome (Rise of Emperors #3)

Author(s): Gordon Doherty, Simon Turney

Location(s): Rome, Italy, Milan, Ravenna, Turin (Torino)

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): Late Antiquity, Late Roman Empire

For one to rule, the other must die.
312 AD is a year of horrific and brutal warfare. Constantine’s northern army is a small force, plagued by religious rivalries, but seemingly unstoppable as they invade Maxentius’ Italian heartlands. These relentless clashes, incidents of treachery and twists of fortune see Maxentius’ armies driven back to Rome.

Constantine has his prize in sight, yet his army is diminished and on the verge of revolt. Maxentius meanwhile works to calm a restive and dissenting Roman populace. When the two forces clash in the Battle of the Milvian Bridge, there are factors at work beyond their control and soon they are left with carnage.

There is only one way Constantine and Maxentius’ rivalry will end. With one on a bloodied sword and the other the sole ruler of Rome…

Praise for Gordon Doherty and Simon Turney:

‘A page turner from beginning to end … A damn fine read’ Ben Kane, author of Lionheart

‘The Rise of Emperors series is first-rate Roman fiction. Doherty and Turney each breathe life into their respective characters with insight and humanity’ Matthew Harffy, author of Wolf of Wessex

‘A nuanced portrait of an intriguing emperor’ The Times (on Turney’s Commodus)

‘A meticulously researched and vivid reimagining of an almost forgotten civilisation’ Douglas Jackson, author of Hero of Rome (on Doherty’s Empires of Bronze)

‘An intriguing and highly polished piece of historical fiction’ James Tivendale from Grimdark (on Sons of Rome)

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