Empire is filled with the dramatic, defining moments of the age, including the Great Fire of 64 A.D, Nero’s 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. One becomes the plaything of the notorious Messalina. One becomes the lover of a Vestal virgin. One falls under the spell of Nero, while another is drawn to the strange new cult of those who call themselves Christians.
While the Pinarii struggle for survival, they also search for meaning. Some cling to the worship of the gods who made Rome great. Others explore the mysteries of astrology, follow the teachings of the wiseman Apollonius of Tyana, or celebrate the beautiful youth elevated by Hadrian to the status of a god.
However diverse their destinies, all the Pinarii are united by the mysterious gold talisman called the fascinum handed down from a time before Rome existed. As it passes from generation to generation, the fascinum seems to exercise a power not only over those who wear it, but over the very fate of the empire.
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Von Felix Weber Am hilfreichsten 22.03.2017
Great Book, great narrator!
Was genau hätte man an Empire noch verbessern können?
Empire is the sequel to Roma. I have absolutely no clue why Roma and all other of Steven Saylors books aren't available in the german. What's the point of selling a sequel without it's predecessor.What's up audible?
Was mochten Sie an der Handlung am liebsten?
Great Book with an amazing saga like story. It's draws a very clear pah and enlightens about the history of the later empire.
Wie hat Ihnen James Langton als Sprecher gefallen? Warum?
Very emotional and clear.
Welche Emotionen hat dieses Hörbuch bei Ihnen ausgelöst? Ärger, Betroffenheit, Enttäuschung?
A lot of joy and disgust at the very well described, violent life of roman emperors and their entourage.
Was wäre für andere Hörer sonst noch hilfreich zu wissen, um das Hörbuch richtig einschätzen zu können?
Empire is the sequel of Roma. Roma isn't available at Audible. You should know that before buying Empire.
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