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Altar of Blood Audiobook

Altar of Blood: Empire IX

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Publisher's Summary

"A master of the genre." (The Times)

The ninth novel in the thrilling Empire sequence leads Centurion Marcus Aquila and the Tungrians to the battlefield that was one of Rome's most disastrous defeats.

The Tungrians have no sooner returned to Rome than they find themselves tasked with a very different mission from their desperate exploits in Parthia. Ordered to cross the river Rhenus into barbarian Germany and capture a tribal priestess who may be the most dangerous person on the empire's northern border, they are soon subject to the machinations of an old enemy who will stop at nothing to sabotage their plans before they have even set foot on the river's eastern bank.

But after their Roman enemy is neutralised, they face a challenge greater still. With two of the Bructeri tribe's greatest treasures in their hands, they must regain Roman territory by crossing the unforgiving wilderness that was the graveyard of Roman imperial strategy 200 years before. And capture by the Bructeri's vengeful chieftain and his warband can end in only one way - a horrific sacrificial death on the tribe's altar of blood.

©2016 Anthony Riches (P)2016 Hodder & Stoughton

What the Critics Say

"This is fast-paced and gripping 'read-through-the-night' fiction, with marvellous characters and occasional moments of dark humour. Some authors are better historians than they are storytellers. Anthony Riches is brilliant at both." (Conn Iggulden)
"Stands head and shoulders above a crowded field...real, live characters act out their battles on the northern borders with an accuracy of detail and depth of raw emotion that is a rare combination." (Manda Scott)
"A damn fine read...Fast-paced, action-packed." (Ben Kane)

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    A great story, nice addition to the series especially the hints to the future but why could you not let him have the woman he loved?

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    Never wanted this series to end . Narrator is brilliant. Hanging off every word and always wanting more

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    "Not quite what i expected"

    I have enjyed all the previous books and i was always glad when felicia managed to get away or was rescued from any danger.
    I was very disapointed when i found out what happened to her in this book and it kind of put me off the rest of the book. Big big shame really. I know its only a book but if you're like me then you get totally lost in them. I thought she had gone through enough and could finally be happy.
    Thats my opinion any way.

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    Will 18/04/2016
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    "Disappointing"

    Whilst the earlier books in the series were entertaining this was a plot in search of a story.

    It dragged on and I was relieved when it finally ended.

    Though I like the series if the next does not rate well then it will be my last for this series.

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    Just brilliant story - the series so far, the writing and the narration, the past brought vividly to life!

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    Where does Altar of Blood rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    In the top 50 one of the better Empire books a good Roman tale in this type of book


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Did not have one


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

    Marcus


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    No

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