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Rome: The Emperor's Spy #2020

Rome The Emperor s Spy Rome is burning Only one man can save it The Emperor Nero Emperor of Rome and all her provinces feared by his subjects for his temper and cruelty is in possession of an ancient document predicting

  • Title: Rome: The Emperor's Spy
  • Author: M.C. Scott
  • ISBN: 9781407093635
  • Page: 145
  • Format: ebook
  • Rome: The Emperor's Spy By M.C. Scott, Rome is burning Only one man can save it.The Emperor Nero, Emperor of Rome and all her provinces, feared by his subjects for his temper and cruelty, is in possession of an ancient document predicting that Rome will burn.The Spy Sebastos Pantera, assassin and spy for the Roman Legions, is ordered to stop the impending cataclysm He knows that if he does not, his life aRome is burning Only one man can save it.The Emperor Nero, Emperor of Rome and all her provinces, feared by his subjects for his temper and cruelty, is in possession of an ancient document predicting that Rome will burn.The Spy Sebastos Pantera, assassin and spy for the Roman Legions, is ordered to stop the impending cataclysm He knows that if he does not, his life and those of thousands of others are in terrible danger.The Chariot Boy Math, a young charioteer, is a pawn drawn into the deadly game between the Emperor and the Spy, where death stalks the drivers on the track and off it.

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    1. A Magical Journey Back in TimeHistorical fiction is one of those genres that has to be done accurately or not at all There are too many authors out there writing historical fiction that should be re categorised as delusional fantasy because they don t understand the time period, haven t bothered researching it and wind up making it all up as they go along Historical fiction can t be written by the seat of your pants, you need to understand your world and be true to it It was with hesitation ther [...]

    2. Rome is burning Only one man can save it.The Emperor Nero, Emperor of Rome and all her provinces, feared by his subjects for his temper and cruelty, is in possession of an ancient document predicting that Rome will burn.The Spy Sebastos Pantera, assassin and spy for the Roman Legions, is ordered to stop the impending cataclysm He knows that if he does not, his life and those of thousands of others are in terrible danger.The Chariot Boy Math, a young charioteer, is a pawn drawn into the deadly ga [...]

    3. Manda Scott is a brilliant writer Such a talent It has been a couple years since I read some of her Boudica series and while I don t always love her story I do always love the writing quality.The Emperor s spy is no different The writing is highly skilled and even though her story didn t always appeal to me, the skill of her writing is never in question.I believe, for my tastes, the story of Pantera here in The Emperor s Spy has much to offer me than the Boudica story and I loved the read for m [...]

    4. Sebastos Abdes Pantera is the physically maimed, mentally scarred, unwilling spy for the unbalanced emperor Nero His task is to find out who is planning to burn the city of Rome to the ground and to stop them As we know that the city did burn in 64 A.D we also know that he fails in this primary task I found this novel a real mixed bag On the one hand Scott can write an impressive tale which carries the reader relentlessly along She is excellent at scene setting and descriptive depiction of conte [...]

    5. I do enjoy a good book based in ancient Rome and I think this was one of the better stories I ve read in this setting.Sebastos Pantera is the emperor s spy Having returned from Britain heartsick and wounded, he has no wish to continue spying All that changes when he meets Math, a young man with a natural bent toward spying and a wish to be a chariot racer With Math s future at stake and Emperor Nero determined to stop Rome from burning, Pantera returns to what he knows best, spying.From the firs [...]

    6. I calculated recently that at a rate of a book a week for seventy years, I would still not have read some remarkable literature Let s simplify the maths to an even seventy fifties three thousand five hundred books Not enough, simply not enough books to have left in my wake by the time I am called to the Great Library in the Sky That leaves precious little time for books which bring no joy, offer no education, deliver no richness to my 3,500 book existence And so to M.C Scott s Rome The Emperor s [...]

    7. Enjoyable fast paced read that gave me a new impression of Nero and the burning of Rome I liked the mix of characters but since this is my first book by this author, I did feel at a little bit of a disadvantage as to knowing the back histoyr and felt a bit cheated at the end when I wanted it to end properly rather than with a carry on toward the next book It does have an ending, don t get me wrong, but I prefer something permanent I liked the racing scenes very much and the descriptions of the [...]

    8. Rather disappointing I was hoping for a heroic romp through Rome but what I got was a soft story, over stuffed with pseudo religious clap trap Too many characters that I cared little or nothing about and unrealistic scenes that just didn t keep the action flowing This book could have been 200 pages shorter A real struggle to get to the end.

    9. Manda Scott is best known for her Boudica novels These four novels describe the transformation of Breaca into the Boudica, the celebrated warrior queen of the Iceni who dealt Britain s Roman overlords their greatest defeat and humiliation In Rome The Emperor s Spy, the first in a new set of novels, Scott becomes M.C Scott and we are taken into the larger world of the Roman empire, from Gaul to Jerusalem, Alexandria and Rome itself Chief among the characters looms Nero himself We couldn t be clos [...]

    10. The Rome series a general series note to give you an idea of my impression of Manda s writing and this series in particular All good historical fiction is written in an absorbing fashion, such that the reader enjoys every turn of the page Often, an embellishment is added just a word, a speech, a turn of phrase, even a physical description that is so well written and gorgeous in its own right, that it makes the whole novel The Rome books in particular, and Manda s writing in general, takes that e [...]

    11. This is an excellent historical novel, one which blends character driven narrative with tightly plotted action It is easy to let either action or character dominate the other MC Scott avoids this by peopling her novel with a range of vibrant characters placed in dread peril As the author of The Lost King Resistance, I was intrigued that one of her central characters is a young boy of about my protagonist s age, with all the opportunities which this gives to engage the reader Math is a wonderful [...]

    12. Read this one because an old friend has arranged for the author to come talk to her new book group on a weekend when I m up in the area visiting family, and didn t actually mean to finish it just yet It s set in AD 64, around the build up to the fire where Nero proverbially fiddled while Rome burned It s the first in a series, but this series actually follows an earlier one about the Boudiccan revolt There were a lot of things where it referred back, and I got the feeling there d be some a ha mo [...]

    13. Having a good appetite for what might be called the Boy s Own Adventure , type historical fiction of this era Scarrow s Eagle Series for example , I thought that I would try something a little character based and with slightly less focus on the action Well, I certainly got that The book s development of several key characters over such a prolonged period, did make for what I found to be a weighty read in places The importance of religion to the various characters was also a new approach for me [...]

    14. Manda Scott the Emperor Nero chariot racing mystery cults a love triangle and an imperial spy fighting against time to prevent disaster it s a formidably tempting combination Needless to say, I ve been itching to read this ever since I finished the last of the Boudica novels and was finally able to wait no longer And it thoroughly lived up to expectations, as I tore breathlessly through an audacious, fast paced story, plotted with an almost Dunnettian dexterity.However, one thing is worth making [...]

    15. This is a light hearted romp Dan Brown does Ben Hur with a dash of James Bond Personally these Roman spy novels work better for me than Scott s Boudica books Normally her interpersonal relationships between characters are predictably melodramatic, but in this genre there is thankfully no room for character development The pacing is better though all her books seem about 100 pages too long and I don t mind that all the characters are super heroes villains in my airport read action adventures Ther [...]

    16. I went into this book wanting to enjoy it far than I ended up doing so After flicking through the authors Boudica series which I will read properly later I gave myself the wrong impression that this book would have the same level of infectious appeal.The best way I can describe this novel is if I were to compare it to it s cinematic equal It is far like those Hollywood epics churned out in the 1950s set in Rome or around Romans that were still relatively safe with most if not all of the viscer [...]

    17. I love Manda Scottsdale style of writing, although I think if I put half the things Sat my editor that she gets away with like long sentences and certain structure, then my editor would be cutting and croppingbut that may be my loss as it comes across well and I like the style she writes in, it s what makes it her and makes me think I will keep certain traits of my writing the way I like them.Okay, the book Well I was delighted that the Rome series really does follow on from the Boudicca series [...]

    18. M.C Scott is my new favorite author The setting is Rome during the Reign of the Emperor Nero The story opens in the summer of AD 63 If you like to go back in time and space via poignant historical fiction, this book is for you The characters some real life historical figures come to life in a new way, you may become so attached,or disgusted with the heroes and the villains that you will almost become a part of the story The chariot races, the horses, and the men, women, and children who train, p [...]

    19. While I didn t dislike this book, there was nothing particularly gripping about it The beginning was somewhat confusing and it took me awhile to figure out who everyone was in the story The plot was a spy story but personally I found the chariot racing side of things exciting And although I liked the characters, it didn t go beyond that And it s no surprise everyone was in love with Hannah because apart from Hypatia, who most of the characters don t meet, she is pretty much the only female in t [...]

    20. Gave this book a try, read half of it, but I do not want to continue The characters and the setting seem somehow artificial to me, maybe the author should have done research or show that she did This is quite surprising because others reviews indicate that they found the book very immersive and well written I cannot second the opinion In any case, I might be reading one of the later books in the series to see how it developed, but at this point I am way too disappointed.2 starsSecond reading 3. [...]

    21. A splendid re read I cannot praise Manda Scott enough The magical elements that seemed to annoy some readers in the Dreaming the Eagle series are mainly gone and a small amount of carry over from that series remains just to wind a few things up but mainly in lesser characters Great series, great pacing, great characterisation and great plotting All round great hit for me

    22. Rome The Emperor s Spy by M.C Scott was a book from the library which turned out surprisingly well It is interesting in its depiction of Christians just a few years after Jesus death, in its alternate portrayal of Nero and the burning of Rome, and in its close drawing of the main characters Math, the 10 year old boy, Pantera, the honourable spy, Ajax, the fantastic chariot driver, and Hannah who loved them all I enjoyed the story immensely.

    23. When I finished the story, I was ready to give this book 4 stars It s beautifully written It has wonderful descriptions I love the characters What bumps this up to 5 stars is that after the epilogue, the author describes the research she did, summarizes her findings, and provides a list of references to support the historical accuracy wherever she didn t take creative license.

    24. I am told that the sequels to this book are better I find that very hard to believe possible but, will find out for myself in the very near future Wonderful book, beautifully written.

    25. Rome The Emperor s Spy was a book that received a mixed reception from me At times it ticked all the boxes and at other times it was borderline boring I am one of the readers who appreciates realistic detail but is not against the sci fi and paranormal, in this the book delivered but at times it was slow Sebastos Pantera was not the character I was expecting Admittedly I was expecting a patriotic young warrior determined to do right for Rome and his Emperor, after all this book is titled Emperor [...]

    26. It was OK, got better towards the end The historical bit at the back was one of the interesting aspects I didn t know the author had written a series on Boudicca first which it may have been better if I read first I didn t particularly feel invested in Math or some of the other characters and couldn t see why they were all going nuts to save this street urchin who actually does have a nice father etc

    27. Too many historical inconsistencies to enjoy the the narrative Plus things like reading two pages in buildings up to the chariot race, to then turn the page and read, one and a half lines for the actual race If you know that parrots, and some veg foods are from the americas, and camels arrived much, much later, etc this won t be for you How ignorance sometimes can be a bliss.

    28. good read but it references too many things from the Boudicca series with no explanation it s clear one needs to read that other series first and then this series if not for that i would have given this 4 stars

    29. Abile spia, rientrato di recente da una missione che lo ha visto infiltrato fra le trib britanniche all epoca della rivolta di Boudicca, Sebastos Pantera, addestrato niente di meno che dal grande Seneca, si ritrova ancora una volta al centro di una rete di inganni e intrighi Una funesta profezia rischia di sconvolgere il regno di Nerone e l imperatore, piegato dalla paura, convince il giovane Sebastos a indagare Infiltrato nel mondo dell esercito e in quello della nobilt sotto una nuova identit [...]

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