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eBook Rome: The Coming of the King ePub

by M C Scott Manda Scott

  • ISBN: 0552161799
  • Category: Thrillers and Suspense
  • Subcategory: Suspense and Obscurity
  • Author: M C Scott Manda Scott
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Corgi Books (2001)
  • ePub book: 1203 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1902 kb
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  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 574


by M C Scott Manda Scott (Author). While I enjoyed the book and the lucid writing style, I kept feeling that there were some significant gaps in plot, character development and overall flow. For the most part though, .

by M C Scott Manda Scott (Author). Book 2 of 4 in the Rome Series. Scott is a very adept author who introduces some unique perspectives on the burning of Rome during Nero's rein.

The coming of the king. Saulos Herodion, cousin to the king of Judaea, did not have the healthiest of feet

The coming of the king. For Alasdair, with love. The Fates guide he who will. He who won’t, they drag. Saulos Herodion, cousin to the king of Judaea, did not have the healthiest of feet. He had lost all the skin of his right sole and half the meat of the heel in Rome’s fire and for the first full year of his time in the desert, he had not been able to place his foot to the sand without screaming. Then, sometime in the winter of the second year – such winters as they had here – news of Seneca’s death had reached him.

Manda Scott (born 1962) is a former veterinary surgeon who is now a novelist, blogger, columnist and occasional broadcaster. Born and educated in Glasgow, Scotland, she trained at the University of Glasgow School of Veterinary Medicine and now lives and works in Shropshire. She made her name initially as a crime writer. Her first novel, Hen's Teeth, hailed by Fay Weldon as 'a new voice for a new world' was shortlisted for the 1997 Orange Prize.

They come from Rome, from Damascus, from Antioch, from Athens, Corinth, Alexandria and further abroad. They come mostly at dawn and dusk, and, while the king is at Caesarea, they fly always over a particular isthmus on the sea coast, which is out of sight of the palace, but surrounded by flat, open land, so that you cannot be watched without your knowing.

This is book Two in the fantastic historical fiction series Rome by . Scott (aka Manda Scott). The first book in the series, Rome: The Emperor's Spy, went down as the best historical fiction I read in 2012 and I think this one may challenge for my favourite historical fiction of 2013. It certainly will be hard to beat. The series really started way back with the name Manda Scott (not . Scott) and the book Boudica: Dreaming the Eagle.

By scent she knew him, by the subtle changes of his fear; he was Saulos, and he knew that she was coming.

By scent she knew him, by the subtle changes of his fear; he was Saulos, and he knew that she was coming own a darkened alley. Or perhaps it was a fissure in some distant mountain; the part that knew she was Hypatia, and so knew that she was dreaming, could not tell where she was, except that the air smelled of new rainwater and man-urine together, and someone, or something, whispered in a tongue she did not know. The air was tactile, teasing, feeding her facts.

Scott, M C, Scott, Manda. Scott, M C. - от 501. Rome: The Coming of the King. AD 57: much of Britannia has been under Roman occupati. т 644. Rome: The Emperor's Spy. - от 1073. Rome: The Eagle Of The Twelfth. - от 858. Rome: The Art of War.

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Rome 2. by M C Scott. Books related to Rome: The Coming of the King. Boudica:Dreaming The Serpent Spear. Boudica: Dreaming The Hound. M C Scott. The Last Roman in Britain (Storycuts). Raven Feeder (Storycuts). Grave Gold/Dream Walker/Pantera II (Storycuts).


Nea Nea
Rome: The Coming of the King was included in my daughter's Wish List. It arrived on time. I ordered used but, it was in excellent condition. The pages were clean, without any marks or stains. The cover was bright and without creasing. I was pleased with the purchase, as was my daughter.
Golden freddi Golden freddi
I realy enjoy M C Scott's books. They are based on actual historical events with just enough artistic adjustment to keep the action flowing and the excitement to build to the conclusion. I also like the way the book ends so that you can't wait for the next book in the series. I think the descriptions of the battle scenes are very believable and give a sense of the horror that this type of warfair must have been like to have been involved in. looking forward to reading the next books in the series.
Abywis Abywis
Moves at a fast pace.
I was gripped from the start and can't wait to read the next book in the series
Ishnjurus Ishnjurus
Could M C Scott get any better. After reading Book 1 it was refreshing to pick up the story line in Book 2. The attention to detail is superb. I would say this is a must read.
Jorius Jorius
Not quite finished yet, only 5% to read,
enjoyed every page so far probably finish it by the end of today
Jan Jan
Review first posted on on 25 September 2011

The topic itself - the beginnings of the Jewish revolt - is somewhat original and interesting. The way the author lays it out is even more so, with Saulos (our St Paul, but here portrayed as the arch-villain, something of an Ancient times anarchist!) stirring up trouble in a rather compulsive way. Manda Scott's research is excellent, whatever you might think about her interpretations about early Christians, with Jesus equated to Judas and portrayed as the chief of a terrorist sect. One point that does come across clearly is that, in the eyes of many Roman officials at least, the Jewish factions were troublemakers breaking the Roman peace or even what we might call "terrorists" today. This was also the point of view of Herod and his successors who were also seen as usurpers (they weren't even of Jewish descent) and collaborators by their suibjects, having accepted Roman rule (although there is probably little they could have to oppose it openly).

The characters are, as usual, interesting and well presented. I do have three (somewhat minor) issues, however.

One is about Pantera siding with Menachem and attacking the fortress of Massada, garrisoned by an eline cohort of Roman legionaries, so that the Jews can get their hands on arms and armour. A Roman, secret agent of the Emperor, seems a bit unlikely to go that far. Is this even plausible?

The other is that they in fact manage to storm the fortress, against all odds, including numbers (about 100 lightly armed sicaires against a cohort of 500 heavily armed and elite legionaries). This does not seem very plausible either and a bit more explanations here might have been necessary as to whether something like this really happening. My last issue is the ease with which Ikshara changes sides. I won't say more because I don't want to spoil the plot for anyone.

Well worth reading and I'll certainly buy the next installment. Four stars for me, given my little issues.
Nikohn Nikohn
Gripping, exciting, original. Could not put it down. Loved it! Moving swiftly onto the last of the series, just upset there is only one more to go.
Excellent writing ,great characters looking forward to books 3&4 .M.C.Scott really gets to the heart of Roman history..
Tony Hollier Birmingham.