Throne of the Caesars

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3.5 out of 5 stars 76 ratings

Iron and Rust (Throne of the Caesars, Book 1) Summary

From the best-selling author of Warrior of Rome comes the first book in a new series set in third century Rome, a dramatic era of murder, coup, counter-rebellions and civil war. In a single year six Emperors will lay claim to the Throne of the Caesars…Spring AD235 Dawn on the Rhine. A surprise attack and the brutal murder of the Emperor Alexander and his mother ends the Severan dynasty and shatters four decades of Roman certainty.

Military hero Maximinus Thrax is the first Caesar risen from the barracks. A simple man of steel and violence, he will fight for Rome.The Senators praise the new Emperor with elaborate oratory, but will any of them accept a Caesar who was once a shepherd boy? And in the streets of the eternal city, others merely pray to escape imperial notice.

In the north, as the merciless war against the barbarians consumes men and treasure, rebellion and personal tragedy drive Maximinus to desperate extremes, bloody revenge and the borders of sanity.

Iron & Rust, the first book in a major new series, creates a world both sophisticated and brutal, yet firmly rooted in history; a world of intrigue, murder, passion and war, a world where men will kill to sit on the Throne of the Caesars.

©2014 Harry Sidebottom (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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  • Book 1

    • Iron and Rust (Throne of the Caesars, Book 1)

    • By: Harry Sidebottom
    • Narrated by: Colin Mace
    • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 38

    From the bestselling author of WARRIOR OF ROME comes the first book in a new series set in third century Rome, a dramatic era of murder, coup, counter-rebellions and civil war. In a single year six Emperors will lay claim to the Throne of the Caesar.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Ok but not amazing

    • By mr m c whaley on 30-01-15

    Regular price: £12.99

  • Book 2

    • Blood and Steel

    • Throne of the Caesars, Book 2
    • By: Harry Sidebottom
    • Narrated by: Colin Mace
    • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17

    From the best-selling author of Warrior of Rome comes the second book in an epic new series set in third century Rome - a dramatic era of murder, coup, counter-rebellions, and civil war. In a world of battle and betrayal, men will fight - and kill - to sit on the Throne of the Caesars. Rome, AD 238. Emperor Maximinus' reign hangs in the balance. At the helm of an empire that is bleeding manpower and money to sustain his wars in the north, rebellions flare in the far reaches of its territories.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Glad that's finished

    • By ALLEN on 30-12-17

    Regular price: £12.99

  • Book 3

    • Fire and Sword

    • Throne of the Caesars, Book 3
    • By: Harry Sidebottom
    • Narrated by: Colin Mace
    • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    The third book in Sidebottom's epic series set in third-century Rome - a dramatic era of murder, coup, counter-rebellions and civil war.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exceptional story telling

    • By M. Pomell on 03-05-18

    Regular price: £14.49