Empire by Steven Saylor
The Novel of Imperial Rome

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“May Steven Saylor’s Roman empire never fall. A modern master of historical fiction, Saylor convincingly transports us into the ancient world...enthralling!” —USA Today on Roma

Continuing the saga begun in his New York Times bestselling novel Roma, Steven Saylor charts the destinies of the aristocratic Pinarius family, from the reign of Augustus to height of Rome’s empire. The Pinarii, generation after generation, are witness to greatest empire in the ancient world and of the emperors that ruled it—from the machinations of Tiberius and the madness of Caligula, to the decadence of Nero and the golden age of Trajan and Hadrian and more.  Empire is filled with the dramatic, defining moments of the age, including the Great Fire, the persecution of the Christians, and the astounding opening games of the Colosseum. But at the novel’s heart are the choices and temptations faced by each generation of the Pinarii.  Steven Saylor once again brings the ancient world to vivid life in a novel that tells the story of a city and a people that has endured in the world’s imagination like no other.


 

About Steven Saylor

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STEVEN SAYLOR is the author of acclaimed historical mystery novels featuring Gordianus the Finder, including The Triumph of Caesar, as well as the internationally bestselling historical novels Empire and Roma. He has appeared on the History Channel as an expert on Roman politics and life. He divides his time between Berkeley, California and Austin, Texas.
 
Published August 31, 2010 by St. Martin's Press. 608 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Suite 101

Empire begins where Roma left off by showing us the progress of the Pinarii under the rule of Augustus, the first emperor of Rome.

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USA Today

He has a knack for putting a modern twist on familiar ancient events without imposing modern thoughts on ancient minds though he's not above the occasional witty anachronism to make a point, as when Trajan sums up his policy toward the Christians as "Ask Not, Tell Not."

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A modern master of historical fiction, Saylor convincingly transports us into the ancient world...enthralling!” —USA Today on Roma Continuing the saga begun in his New York Times bestselling novel Roma, Steven Saylor charts the destinies of the ar...

Sep 12 2010 | Read Full Review of Empire: The Novel of Imperial...

Lancashire Evening Post

Packed with history, adventure and excitement, this is a fun and fascinating way to get to the heart of the Roman Empire.

Jun 23 2011 | Read Full Review of Empire: The Novel of Imperial...

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