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The Black Stone

Agent of Rome, Book 4
Narrated by: Nigel Peever
Series: Agent of Rome, Book 4
Length: 17 hrs and 31 mins
4.7 out of 5 stars (51 ratings)

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Summary

AD 273. Obsessed by the solar religions of the east, the emperor Aurelian sets out to obtain every sacred object within his realm. But one - a mysterious rock said to channel the power of the sun god - lies beyond his reach.

Warrior-priest Ilaha has captured the legendary stone and is using it to raise an army against Rome. For imperial agent Cassius Corbulo and ex-gladiator bodyguard Indavara, stopping him constitutes their greatest challenge yet.

Assisted by a squad of undercover soldiers and a Saracen chieftain, they trek south across the deserts of Arabia, encountering sandstorms, murderous moneylenders and a ruthless German mercenary. And when they finally reach Ilaha's mountain fortress, they face thousands of warriors who will give their lives to protect him...and the black stone.

©2014 NH Brown (P)2016 Hodder & Stoughton

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Not all battles

I’ve written this review several times to try to avoid badmouthing the chap below who took points off because a man showed emotion. It’s that “battles and balls “approach that put me off reading these for a long time. It does the author a disservice and says more about them than the book.

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avvincente

ottimo narratore, inglese impeccabile e molto comprensivo. Un buon libro avvincente e stimolante, un'ottima lettura.

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Loved it from beginning to end. Thank you.

I am no expert on books. All I can say is that I thoroughly enjoyed the story and the narration from beginning to end..

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great read

another great story with a nice twist at the end looking forward to the next one

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Enjoyable listen

Overall this was an enjoyable listen and I would happily read the book.
I only gave it 4 stars out of 5 however as the authors attempts to make the main character human and filled with remorse towards the end of the book spoilt it a bit for me and I would probably have skipped these pages in a book.
Otherwise a worthwhile story