Book Review Of The Day – The Masters Of Rome Series

The Whaleoil Book Club is something that we are doing on a semi regular basis. It is a compilation of recommended books from readers which have been asked for in the comments section of the General Debate and Back Chat posts. This holiday season we are going to review one book per day so that it gives people a chance to do their own research on the books and authors by using the links provided and not miss out by being bombarded by a whole lot at once. You will be able to navigate to the previous reviews as we progress.

The purpose is to share with others sources of information and/or entertainment to aid with relaxing as people take some time off work.  

Each book is set out in its own paragraph in the format of Title, author and a commenters own blurb.

Todays review is from Onyx

The Masters Of Rome Series.

By Colleen McCullough.

Onyx said: “It starts with the First Man in Rome and details the fall of the Republic and the rise of the Empire. The life of Julius Caesar occupies about 3 of the 7 books.”

Amazon said: “When the world cowered before the legions of Rome, two extraordinary men dreamed of personal glory: the military genius and wealthy rural “upstart” Marius, and Sulla, penniless and debauched but of aristocratic birth. Men of exceptional vision, courage, cunning, and ruthless ambition, separately they faced the insurmountable opposition of powerful, vindictive foes. Yet allied they could answer the treachery of rivals, lovers, enemy generals, and senatorial vipers with intricate and merciless machinations of their own—to achieve in the end a bloody and splendid foretold destiny . “


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