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The October Horse

The October Horse

by Colleen McCullough

Editorial: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 9781416566656
Número de páginas: 800
Formatos: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
Tamaño de archivo: 20 Mb
Fecha de publicación: 2020-05-26


With her renowned storytelling gifts in full force, Colleen McCullough delivers a breathtaking novel that proves once again that she is the top historical novelist of our time. Grand in scope and vivid in detail, McCullough's gripping narrative thrusts readers headlong into the complex and fascinating world of Rome in the tumultuous last days of the Republic. At the height of his power, Gaius Julius Caesar becomes embroiled in a civil war in Egypt, where he finds himself enraptured by Cleopatra, the nation's golden-eyed queen. To do his duty as a Roman, however, he must forsake his love and return to the capital to rule. Though Caesar's grip on power seems unshakable, the political landscape is treacherous — the returning hero has no obvious successor, and his legacy seems to be the prize for any man with the courage and cunning to fell Rome's laurelled leader. Caesar's jealous enemies masquerade as friends and scheme to oust the autocrat from power and restore true republican government to Rome. But as the plot races to its dramatic conclusion, it becomes clear that with the stakes this high, no alliance is sacred and no motives are pure. Featuring Rome, Egypt, and what is now the Middle East, The October Horse is the story of Julius Caesar's brutal murder and the bloody aft4ermath-set against the backdrop of a Roman empire akin to the United States today as the world's only superpower. Colleen McCullough fills her work with instantly familiar characters-as memorable and individually alive as those in her vastly successful novel, The Thorn Birds. Listeners will be delighted to untangle the characters' motives as McCullough concludes her brilliant retelling of one of the most crucial periods in history wit the sixth and most compelling work in the series.