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by Richard Blake

eBook Conspiracies Of Rome (Aelric) download ISBN: 0340951133
Author: Richard Blake
Publisher: Hodder (January 8, 2009)
Language: English
Pages: 368
ePub: 1468 kb
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Rating: 4.5
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: Genre Fiction

Aelric's survival among the last knockings of empire in Constantinople depends not on deducing who wants him dead, but who wants him dead at any given moment

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Rome is torn apart by war, plague, and internal power struggles between the emperor, the aristocracy, and the church. Into this morass stumbles the young and handsome Briton Aelric

Rome is torn apart by war, plague, and internal power struggles between the emperor, the aristocracy, and the church. Into this morass stumbles the young and handsome Briton Aelric. His father was murdered, his inheritance was stolen, and he was forcibly separated from the woman he loves-now he is determined to win back all that he has lost. Through his naivety and ambition, he unwittingly becomes involved in a heretical plot that will lead to fraud, high treason, and murder.

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A deadly brawl outside Rome sucks him straight into the high politics of Empire. Soon, Aelric is involved in a race against time to find answers before he ends up as just ather corpse in the gutter.

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I anticipated a really good read what I got was like a first draft, nothing seemed to make sense and by the start of chapter three I gave up on it. Читать весь отзыв.

Aelric - the young adventurer from England - is now almost as powerful as the Emperor. Conspiracies of Rome a-1. Richard Blake.

615 AD. A vengeful Persian tyrant prepares the final blow that will annihilate the Empire. Aelric - the young adventurer from England - is now almost as powerful as the Emperor. Seemingly without opposition, he dominates the vast and morally bankrupt city of Constantinople. One step at a time, in his fortified palace, he is pushing forward reforms that are the Roman Empire's only hope of survival, and perhaps restoration to wealth and greatness.

Perfect for readers of Simon Scarrow and Ben Kane, Conspiracies of Rome is the thrilling first book in the new seven-part DEATH OF ROME SAGA.

Rome, 609 AD.Empire is a fading memory. Repeatedly fought over and plundered, the City is falling into ruins. Killers prowl by night. Far off, in Constantinople, the Emperor has other concerns as The Church is beginning to flex its own imperial muscle.

Enter Aelric of England: young and beautiful, sexually uninhibited, heroic, if ruthlessly violent - and hungry for the learning of a world that is dying around him.

A deadly brawl outside Rome sucks him straight into the high politics of Empire. Soon, Aelric is involved in a race against time to find answers before he ends up as just another corpse in the gutter.

Comments: (7)
Yllk
The world is a confused mess in the 7th century. Rome has crumbled and there are no Caesars notorious enough to write about, nor has Europe coalesced around monarchs worth chronicling. Yet that’s the setting Richard Blake has chosen for a series of tales introduced by “Conspiracies of Rome,” a novel focusing on Aelric, a comely youth who hopes to bring ancient learning back to his native England. Suffice to say, he’s quickly seduced by events and people he encounters in what remains of the ancient capital, a city torn by religious and political conflict.

Informed by Blake’s impressive scholarship, “Conspiracies of Rome” is alternatively fascinating and dull. Aelric is a charismatic if unfocused protagonist capable of all manners of behavior, but then he’s nineteen in this story and narrating the tale from the perspective of considerable age. So we know he survives.

The question is whether to follow him into subsequent volumes and it’s a toss-up. Blake writes confidently but doesn’t always do a good job explaining the complex forces competing for power in the crumbling empire. Fortunately, the final chapters of “Conspiracies of Rome” are spirited and include surprises enough to make looking into the next episode plausible.
Pad
"Conspiracies of Rome" was an entertaining and suspenseful read, filled with occasional scenes of blood-curling carnage bound to wet the appetite of anyone who is a fan of historical fiction. The novel, the first in a saga, covers the travels of a young Anglo-Saxon nobleman named Aleric (or Alaric to the Greek and Romans) who journeys to the ancient city of Rome, where he becomes trapped in a conspiracy which he must uncover, hence the title. Along the way, the young barbarian becomes the unlikely preserver of ancient Greek and Roman literature which is rapidly being either neglected or destroyed in a world that no longer seems to have any use for them.

The story comes alive through the immersive and atmospheric descriptions of early 7th century Rome. Having once been the center of a powerful and immense civilization with a population of over a million people, Rome by the 7th century is in complete and utter decline having dwindled to merely a population of 30,000. From the abandoned and crumbling forums and temples to the ruined streets amid the desperate plight of its own destitute inhabitants, Mr. Blake is able to paint a fascinating and grim picture of a society in complete and utter decline. I cannot wait to read the second novel of what promises to be a exhilarating saga. Highly recommended not just to fans of historical fiction but also to action-adventure, mystery and suspense readers as well.
Silly Dog
Congratulations to the author for a wonderfully effective setting of 7th. century Italy. His powerful descriptions of the crumbling and decaying grandeur that had once been ancient Rome are quite superb. Lots of very strongly presented characters also add to the mix. This, together with the first person telling of the tale by the irreverent, libidinous outrageous and bitingly witty Aelric makes this novel a pleasure to read. Felt he did use a few too many "modernisms" in his speech that grated a little with me. He was "bombed out" by the pills. He was "fagged out" after a hard day. Minor irritation!
Since I am not a huge murder mystery fan and, almost certainly due to my own inadequacies, I subsequently missed a lot of the logic that was revealed in the unravelling of this one. I also personally thought the main thrust of the plot was a little flimsy and unbelievable.
That said, I am ready to proceed with Aelric on his continuing adventures.
Kahavor
Part thriller, part mystery, part history lesson.

I love historical fiction and this is the best I have ever read. As a big fan of Ken Follett's best work like Pillars of the Earth I am always looking for more great books like it...

Conspiracies of Rome perfectly captures a time and a place that we don't hear much about- 7th Century Rome. At this point, Rome is all ready in full decline after the fall. The people here are grappling with the fact that they have been on top for a thousand years and now they are no longer king of the hill. And all that entails.

There are interesting parallels to the present world situation and it brings up many important things to ponder.

For a book that is this good, I am surprised at the lack of reviews here. Just get this book, you will be rewarded...
SkroN
Rome in its darkest age is poignantly depicted in this exquisite historical thriller, featuring the barbarous Aelric traveling with Father Maximin to Rome in a literary quest to salvage cultural treasure from oblivion, books to copy and send to an England whose contact with Rome, no more caput mundi but still harbouring a powerful Catholic Church has recently been renewed. As with the Republivcan Rome by Steven Saylor, you feel its spirit in the writing of the Author, more learned than ut seems. Aelric will find himself in a web of conspiracy, where no-one could be trusted to be what he-she claims to be. a gripping, wholly satisfying read!
Kulalas
Somewhat long description of places at times. Overall good tempo. Good reading material for a snowy afternoon. Would read another from this author.
Ichalote
Bogged down a bit by historical and RC Church references. But, an engaging main character, and enough mystery to solve, to stick with the author through at least the next two books in the series.
Not a whole lot to say. I quit about a third of the way through. This was clearly well-researched but fails on the plot and story overall.