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- DescriptionFrom the author of the widely praised Pride of Carthage, the superb fictional rendering of Hannibal's epic military campaigns against Carthage's archenemy Rome, comes the perfect follow-up: an equally superb vel of the legendary gladiator Spartacus and the vast slave revolt he led that came ever so close to bringing Rome, with its supposedly invincible legions, to its knees. In this thrilling and paramic historical vel we see one of the most storied uprisings of classical times from multiple points of view: Spartacus, the visionary captive and gladiator whose toughness and charisma turn a prison break into a multi-cultural revolt that threatens an empire; his consort, the oracular Astera, whose connection to the spirit world and its omens guides the uprising's progress; Nonus, a Roman soldier working both sides of the conflict in a half-adroit, half-desperate attempt to save his life; Laelia and Hustus, two shepherd children drawn into the ranks of the slave rebellion; Kaleb, the slave secretary to Crassus, the Roman senator and commander saddled with the unenviable task of quashing an insurrection of mere slaves; and other players in a vast spectacle of bloodshed, heroism, and treachery. In the pages of The Risen--the term the slaves in revolt have adopted for themselves--an entire, teeming world comes into view with great clarity and titanic drama, with thing less than the future of the ancient world at stake. No one brings more verve, intelligence, and freshness to the vel of the classical age than David Anthony Durham.
- Author BiographyDAVID ANTHONY DURHAM is the author of Pride of Carthage, the Acacia Trilogy, and other works of historical fiction and fantasy. His novels have twice been New York Times Notable Books, have won the 2001 First Novel Award and the 2002 Alex Award from the American Library Association, and have been translated into eight languages. Durham won the 2009 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer of Science Fiction. He currently lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.
- Author(s)David Anthony Durham
- PublisherDoubleday Books
- Date of Publication03/05/2016
- SubjectHistorical & Mythological Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintDoubleday Books
- Weight726 g
- Width163 mm
- Height239 mm
- Spine38 mm
- Format DetailsSewn,Cloth over boards
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