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The shards of heaven

Author: Michael Livingston
Publisher: New York : Tor Books, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Julius Caesar is dead, assassinated on the senate floor, and the glory that is Rome has been torn in two. Octavian, Caesar's ambitious great-nephew and adopted son, vies with Marc Antony and Cleopatra for control of Caesar's legacy. As civil war rages from Rome to Alexandria, and vast armies and navies battle for supremacy, a secret conflict may shape the course of history. Juba, Numidian prince and adopted brother  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Alternative histories (Fiction.)
Fiction
Fantasy fiction
Alternative histories (Fiction)
Named Person: Augustus, Emperor of Rome; Marcus Antonius; Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt; Juba, King of Mauretania; Marcus Antonius; Augustus, Emperor of Rome; Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt; Juba, King of Mauretania
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Livingston
ISBN: 9780765380319 0765380315 9780765380326 0765380323
OCLC Number: 912140645
Description: 414 pages ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: Michael Livingston.
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"Julius Caesar is dead, assassinated on the senate floor, and the glory that is Rome has been torn in two. Octavian, Caesar's ambitious great-nephew and adopted son, vies with Marc Antony and Cleopatra for control of Caesar's legacy. As civil war rages from Rome to Alexandria, and vast armies and navies battle for supremacy, a secret conflict may shape the course of history. Juba, Numidian prince and adopted brother of Octavian, has embarked on a ruthless quest for the Shards of Heaven, lost treasures said to possess the very power of the gods--or the one God. Driven by vengeance, Juba has already attained the fabled Trident of Poseidon, which may also be the staff once wielded by Moses. Now he will stop at nothing to obtain the other Shards, even if it means burning the entire world to the ground. Caught up in these cataclysmic events, and the hunt for the Shards, are a pair of exiled Roman legionnaires, a Greek librarian of uncertain loyalties, assassins, spies, slaves ... and the ten-year-old daughter of Cleopatra herself. The Shards of Heaven reveals the hidden magic behind the history we know, and commences a war greater than any mere mortal battle"--

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