The Wolves of Ambition

The Wolves of Ambition Freshly stained with the blood of Caesar Gallus Agent Numidianus must spy on a rising Franco Roman hero rescuing Roman Gaul from Alemannic raiders The dashing General Claudius Silvanus once betrayed

  • Title: The Wolves of Ambition
  • Author: Q.V. Hunter
  • ISBN: 9782970088967
  • Page: 267
  • Format: Paperback
  • Freshly stained with the blood of Caesar Gallus, Agent Numidianus must spy on a rising Franco Roman hero rescuing Roman Gaul from Alemannic raiders The dashing General Claudius Silvanus once betrayed Marcus father but later saved Marcus himself from execution Is Silvanus now the man to save the Roman Empire of the West or destroy it Should Marcus warn him of treacheryFreshly stained with the blood of Caesar Gallus, Agent Numidianus must spy on a rising Franco Roman hero rescuing Roman Gaul from Alemannic raiders The dashing General Claudius Silvanus once betrayed Marcus father but later saved Marcus himself from execution Is Silvanus now the man to save the Roman Empire of the West or destroy it Should Marcus warn him of treachery in Emperor Constantius II s court or let the Fates exact revenge on his behalf The Wolves of Ambition is the fourth in a thrilling espionage adventure series set in the post Constantine era It plunges Marcus Gregorianus Numidianus into a contest between military heroes versus intrigant courtiers for influence over the paranoid Constantius all of them embers of an empire blindly smoldering toward extinction Packed with action and suspense, the Embers of Empire series is delighting fans of Bernard Cornwell, Steven Saylor, and Robert Harris.

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    1. 3.5/5. Not quite as good as the earlier volumes in the series, but still a good read and recommended. The paranoid Emperor Constantius still fears cabals and treasonous plots against himself, so we first see his so-called "Gallus Trials" to weed out any possible conspiracies. We are introduced to the future Emperor Julian. I assume Julian will be important in further volumes. Numidianus and otheragentes in rebus are sent north to Gallia to keep an eye on the Franco-Roman General Silvanus, who is [...]

    2. There's a Macbethian undertone to this particular book in the series.And I can't recall seeing any other novel about General Silvanus' grab for the imperial throne in 355 CE so the subject matter will probably be as fresh to other readers as it was to me.Looking at the series so far, there's a new subplot developing as we see Julian the Apostate arriving on the scene, with the hint that he poses a threat to the survival of the entire agentes in rebus service—not just Numidianus or his immediat [...]

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