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Publisher's Summary

The seventh novel in Anthony Riches' acclaimed Empire sequence brings Marcus Aquila back to Rome, hunting the men who destroyed his family. But the revenge he craves may cost him and those around him dearly. The young centurion's urge to exact his own brutal justice upon the shadowy cabal of assassins who butchered his family means that he must face them on their own ground, risking his own death at their hands.

A senator, a gang boss, a praetorian officer and, deadliest of all, champion gladiator Mortiferum - the Death Bringer - lie in wait. The knives are unsheathed, and ready for blood....

©2014 Anthony Riches (P)2014 Hodder & Stoughton

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  • Dr. John W. Lott
  • 2020-12-22

Another fantastic tale

I swear these books are getting better and better. If you want intrigue and adventures this is the series that you may want to read.

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  • Andrew Lowery
  • 2019-03-29

Awesome!!!!!!!!

Great series. Great story. Great narrator. Action Drama some of the best battle scenes I've ever read.

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  • Nancy Kimball
  • 2017-09-10

Big Cast - Lots of Historical Detail

What made the experience of listening to The Emperor's Knives: Empire VII the most enjoyable?

The "informant" and the grunts - their dialogue and the way the narrator brought out their distinct personalities was really good.

What other book might you compare The Emperor's Knives: Empire VII to and why?

Um... Medicus by Ruth Downie. Though this one was a bit more explicit/graphic, it also had a large cast and incorporated a lot of historical detail.

Which character – as performed by Saul Reichlin – was your favorite?

The informant. He was my FAVORITE.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No. It wasn't that I didn't enjoy it, there were just so many characters and sub plots happening that I got lost pretty quickly. I stayed with it hoping eventually I would understand what was going on and that mostly became true.

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  • C Harlow
  • 2016-10-11

Great book always kept you guessing.

Love this series one the greatest historical fiction books i have had the pleasure of listening to.