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Nero's Heirs
(ISBN: 0-340-71876-5)

Author(s): Massie, Allan Pages: 248
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Date of Publication: 1999
Reading Level: Genre:
Setting: Rome Period: 68 AD (Code: 7c1)
Rome Setting: Christian/Jewish/Pagan:
Mystery: n First Person: y
Detective/Narrator: Scaurus, Roman aristocrat, to Tacitus
Subject: Domitian, in the year following Nero's death, with his life in constant danger during the year of the 4 emperors, in a milieu of malice, passion and treachery.
Unique Qualities:
Rating: 'Great literary skill...very impressive combination of historical detail and imaginative story-telling.' (K Cosgrove)--"Grudgingly uncovering 'the putrid sink of memory' ", according to Nicola McAuliffe, "the exiled Scaurus recalls the betrayals, obscene ambitions, bloody violence and sexual shenanigans of senators and their catamites in a novel that is as riveting as it is profound."
Review By: Ken Cosgrove
Review In: Historical Novel Society Review, 11 (March 2000)

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