The Philosopher Prince by Paul Waters

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The sequel to the brave and unflinchingly violent Cast Not the Day, this novel of friendship and betrayal in battle is Waters's most gripping work yet.

355 AD: In a late-Roman world of ambitious bureaucrats and power-hungry courtiers, two young friends of the British nobility, Drusus and Marcellus, have fallen foul of the emperor's authority. Charged with treason, the emperor's dark and terrifying agent Paulus, they must face the might of the corrupt Roman state. For Drusus and Marcellus, their only ally is the young prince, Julian. From one end of the empire to the other, they set themselves against forces that are determined to crush them. Following the daring and suspenseful plotline of Cast Not the Day, Paul Waters has once again delivered a humane and fresh portrayal of Roman intrigue.

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PAUL WATERS'S field at University College London was Classics, and he has lived and worked in France, Greece, the United States, and Africa. He is also the author of Overlook's The Republic of Vengeance and Cast Not the Day.
Published May 1, 2012 by Overlook. 373 pages
Genres: Gay & Lesbian, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Two young fourth-century warriors are swept into high-level political intrigue and warfare from Britain and Gaul to the Adriatic coast as they are caught up in the fight against the threat of barbaria

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And while this book will not resonate with those who are uncomfortable with Christians being cast as the bad guys, for readers seeking juicy, historical drama (and perhaps something other than English kings and queens), The Philosopher Prince offers a fresh world to explore.

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