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Gods and Legions: A Novel of the Roman Empire

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In the year 354 A.D., Julian, a sheltered scholar and pacifist lives in peace — until a summons from Emperor Constantine the Great changes the young man's life forever. Dispatched to Gaul to help reclaim a beaten Roman territory from German barbarians, Julian displays a surprising and brutal genius for survival against impossible odds. Emerging as an unlikely hero and adored by a legion of zealots, his untapped ambition is ignited-to reign as the new emperor. It's a position of power that'll test the loyalty of his friends, stir the ire of enemies, and cast an ominous shadow over his mad, and most magnificently impossible conquest of all...

From the author of the acclaimed The Ten Thousand comes a breathtaking recreation of the historic rise to power of a ruthless yet unlikely leader plunged into the chaos of war — and his shocking fall that would become one of the most fascinating mysteries of the ages. A novel of courage and conviction, of loyalty and betrayal, of personal victory and dark ambition, Gods and Legions is epic storytelling at its most riveting.

Review:

"[A] powerful and passionate second novel by Ford....[T]he moments of humor and personal valor make this a truly compelling story....Highly recommended." Library Journal (Starred Review)

Review:

"Ford has crafted another magnificent piece of historical fiction....Narrated by Caesarius, [Julian's] close friend and personal physician, this fictional chronicle details the swift rise and fall of one of history's most unlikely leaders." Booklist

Review:

"Rousingly old-fashioned....Stirring and adventurous tragedy of the first rank, written with all the gusto of a master pulp stylist." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"In showing Julian from the distorted perspective of a treacherous enemy, Ford gambles, with mixed results." Publishers Weekly

Synopsis:

From the author of the acclaimed bestseller The Ten Thousand comes a breathtaking recreation of the historic rise to power of the ruthless yet unlikely ruler, Emperor Julian.

Synopsis:

He fought to become a warrior. He dared to become an emperor. He lived to become the most powerful man in the world.

In the year, 354 A.D., Julian, a sheltered scholar and pacifist lives in peace-until a summons from Emperor Constantine the Great changes the young man's life forever. Dispatched to Gaul to help reclaim a beaten Roman territory from German barbarians, Julian displays a surprising and brutal genius for survival against impossible odds. Emerging as an unlikely hero and adored by a legion of zealots, his untapped ambition is ignited-to reign as the new emperor. It's a position of power that'll test the loyalty of his friends, stir the ire of enemies, and cast an ominous shadow over his mad, and most magnificently impossible conquest of all...

From the author of the acclaimed The Ten Thousand comes a breathtaking recreation of the historic rise to power of a ruthless yet unlikely leader plunged into the chaos of war-and his shocking fall that would become one of the most fascinating mysteries of the ages. A novel of courage and conviction, of loyalty and betrayal, of personal victory and dark ambition,

Gods and Legions is epic storytelling at its most riveting.

Synopsis:

In the year, 354 A.D., Julian, a sheltered scholar and pacifist lives in peace-until a summons from Emperor Constantine the Great changes the young man's life forever. Dispatched to Gaul to help reclaim a beaten Roman territory from German barbarians, Julian displays a surprising and brutal genius for survival against impossible odds. Emerging as an unlikely hero and adored by a legion of zealots, his untapped ambition is ignited-to reign as the new emperor. It's a position of power that'll test the loyalty of his friends, stir the ire of enemies, and cast an ominous shadow over his mad, and most magnificently impossible conquest of all...

From the author of the acclaimed The Ten Thousand comes a breathtaking recreation of the historic rise to power of a ruthless yet unlikely leader plunged into the chaos of war-and his shocking fall that would become one of the most fascinating mysteries of the ages. A novel of courage and conviction, of loyalty and betrayal, of personal victory and dark ambition,

Gods and Legions is epic storytelling at its most riveting.

About the Author

Michael Curtis Ford, a native of Washington State, worked for many years as a consultant and banker. He currently lives in Oregon, working as a translator and helping his wife, Cristina, educate their two children at home.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312989408
Subtitle:
A Novel of the Roman Empire
Publisher:
St. Martin's Paperbacks
Author:
Ford, Michael Curtis
Author:
Ford, Michael
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
History
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Rome
Subject:
Emperors
Subject:
Biographical fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Julian
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
St. Martin's pbks. ed.
Publication Date:
20030915
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.19 in

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Product details 464 pages St. Martin's Press - English 9780312989408 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[A] powerful and passionate second novel by Ford....[T]he moments of humor and personal valor make this a truly compelling story....Highly recommended."
"Review" by , "Ford has crafted another magnificent piece of historical fiction....Narrated by Caesarius, [Julian's] close friend and personal physician, this fictional chronicle details the swift rise and fall of one of history's most unlikely leaders."
"Review" by , "Rousingly old-fashioned....Stirring and adventurous tragedy of the first rank, written with all the gusto of a master pulp stylist."
"Review" by , "In showing Julian from the distorted perspective of a treacherous enemy, Ford gambles, with mixed results."
"Synopsis" by , From the author of the acclaimed bestseller The Ten Thousand comes a breathtaking recreation of the historic rise to power of the ruthless yet unlikely ruler, Emperor Julian.
"Synopsis" by ,
He fought to become a warrior. He dared to become an emperor. He lived to become the most powerful man in the world.

In the year, 354 A.D., Julian, a sheltered scholar and pacifist lives in peace-until a summons from Emperor Constantine the Great changes the young man's life forever. Dispatched to Gaul to help reclaim a beaten Roman territory from German barbarians, Julian displays a surprising and brutal genius for survival against impossible odds. Emerging as an unlikely hero and adored by a legion of zealots, his untapped ambition is ignited-to reign as the new emperor. It's a position of power that'll test the loyalty of his friends, stir the ire of enemies, and cast an ominous shadow over his mad, and most magnificently impossible conquest of all...

From the author of the acclaimed The Ten Thousand comes a breathtaking recreation of the historic rise to power of a ruthless yet unlikely leader plunged into the chaos of war-and his shocking fall that would become one of the most fascinating mysteries of the ages. A novel of courage and conviction, of loyalty and betrayal, of personal victory and dark ambition,

Gods and Legions is epic storytelling at its most riveting.

"Synopsis" by ,
In the year, 354 A.D., Julian, a sheltered scholar and pacifist lives in peace-until a summons from Emperor Constantine the Great changes the young man's life forever. Dispatched to Gaul to help reclaim a beaten Roman territory from German barbarians, Julian displays a surprising and brutal genius for survival against impossible odds. Emerging as an unlikely hero and adored by a legion of zealots, his untapped ambition is ignited-to reign as the new emperor. It's a position of power that'll test the loyalty of his friends, stir the ire of enemies, and cast an ominous shadow over his mad, and most magnificently impossible conquest of all...

From the author of the acclaimed The Ten Thousand comes a breathtaking recreation of the historic rise to power of a ruthless yet unlikely leader plunged into the chaos of war-and his shocking fall that would become one of the most fascinating mysteries of the ages. A novel of courage and conviction, of loyalty and betrayal, of personal victory and dark ambition,

Gods and Legions is epic storytelling at its most riveting.

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