Rivals of the Republic (Hardback)Annelise Freisenbruch (author)
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Using her supreme knowledge of the period, author Annelise Freisenbruch presents the great new heroine of historical fiction, Hortensia, who must navigate the male-dominated courts of law in her quest to uncover a sinister plot to overthrow the Republic. Drawing from historical accounts of the daughter of famed Roman orator Quintus Hortensius Hortalus, Freisenbruch delivers an atmospheric, meticulously accurate and fast-paced story that will have readers craving more. Rome, 70BC. Roman high society hums with gossip about the suspicious suicide of a prominent Roman senator and the body of a Vestal Virgin is discovered in the river Tiber. As the authorities turn a blind eye, Hortensia is moved to investigate a trail of murders that appear to lead straight to the dark heart of the Eternal City.
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 525 g
Dimensions: 242 x 150 mm
'Freisenbruch deftly intertwines her plot with the politics of the late republic... and the layers of life, crime and grime in that most fascinating of cities... I look forward to Hortensia's next adventures.'* The Times *
'Stunning... a riveting tale. Highly recommended!'-- Alison Weir, bestselling author of Katherine of Aragon
'Brilliant... an enthralling and convincing imagining of Ancient Rome.'-- Harry Sidebottom, bestselling author of the Throne of the Caesars series
'Annelise Freisenbruch's Hortensia is a delight - passionate, articulate, fallible and, better still, inspired by a real woman.'-- Ruth Downie, author of the bestselling Medicus series
'An exciting journey.'-- Margaret George, bestselling author of The Memoirs of Cleopatra
'Proper historical fiction... the series can only have lots more to show and I'm excited.'-- Hilary Bell, Bicycle Books blog
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