Lions of Rome

Lions of Rome

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Rufinus is dead, crumpled at the base of a cliff in far-off Dacia. Or so the world believes. Back in the west, secretly in the entourage of the fierce Septimius Severus, the young hero moves in the shadows with fellow conspirators in an attempt to finally bring down the would-be tyrant of Rome: Cleander.

Under assumed names and in a variety of roles, the former Praetorian conspires with some of the most important men in Rome, bringing the city to the very brink of disaster in a grand and complex plot to cause the fall of the untouchable chamberlain.

And as governors, prefects, Praetorians and consuls work their secret plots in the seedy underbelly of Rome, Rufinus finds he has an opportunity to settle old scores along the way.

The empire is suffering. Rome is seething. Rufinus is back.

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    Lions of Rome Reviews

  • Jane

    Another gripping novel by Turney. In this one, Rufinus has taken on a new identity since he was declared dead, and is part of a cabal to get rid of the evil chamberlain Cleander, led and coordinated b...

  • Simon Binning

    I will admit that Simon Turney's Praetorian series didn't exactly pull me in to begin with. The first volume was a good opener, but the second left me cold. The third regained my interest, and this is...

  • Richard Myers

    Great book. This series of books is about a real person in the time of Rome. Many of the situations described and people were real people during that time. A great historical book....

  • Ray Brown

    Fantastic conclusion.I read voraciously and enjoy most books, then along comes a serious unputdowner, Lions of Rome is jam packed with intrigue, subterfuge action and amazing plot, just could not put ...

  • Paul Bennett

    BLURBRufinus is dead, crumpled at the base of a cliff in far-off Dacia. Or so the world believes. Back in the west, secretly in the entourage of the fierce Septimius Severus, the young hero moves in t...

  • David Baird

    We are back with Rufinus for his fourth adventure , you’d think after past events he would want the quiet life..not so.. he still wants to see the downfall of Cleander.Plot wise I think the author t...

  • Sherry

    Although I’ve greatly enjoyed the first three “Praetorian” novels, I found this one disappointingly slow-paced. Author S.J.A. Turney has based his plot on a grain shortage in Rome that may have ...

  • Dave Dodgson

    A fantastic concluding episode to the story arc they began in book two. This volume sees a shift from the adventure and battles of the previous book to political intrigue as Rufinus goes undercover in...

  • Finn

    A very enjoyable fourth novel in this series dealing with the complex reign of Commodus. The historical depth and fast-paced action made this novel, like its predecessors, immersive and hard to put do...

  • Mike Franklin

    The story is good, very good even and whilst it is generally fairly well written Turney does have a tendency to make his main character just a bit too squirmingly honourable for plausibility. And fina...