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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 10-year-old daughter of Cleopatra herself.

Michael Livingston's The Shards of Heaven reveals the hidden magic behind the history we know and commences a war greater than any mere mortal battle.

©2015 Michael Livingston (P)2015 Macmillan Audio

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I rarely come across a book that I can’t predict the overall storyline. There are so many writing tropes in our modern literature and it’s very refreshing to read a book where the characters are so human, not good or bad but just each on their own path. The plot is always steady and has surprising twists and turns that make the story so much better than you think it’s going to be. And the ending, even though it sets up nicely for a series I am happy just having this one book as well! It’s full and exciting and worth every cent!

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loved it!

high quality voice actor, gripping characters. I can't wait to start the next one. even Wikipedia couldn't ruin the suspense.