The Last Roman

3 books in series
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The Last Roman: Vengeance Publisher's Summary

It is the fifth century of the Byzantium Empire. Flavius Belisaurius is son of the governor of Dorostorum City, and his father has two goals: to keep out the barbarians and to expose the deep roots of secular and ecclesiastical corruption. Seeking to prevent a raid, the governor enlists the help of the powerful magnate, Senuthius Vicinus.

Vicinus's corruption is widespread but his support is crucial to win the battle. But Vicinus betrays this trust and Belisaurius Jnr witnesses the death of his father and the irretrievable tarnishing of his reputation. With Belisaurius's life changed for good, he swears vengeance on the man that betrayed his father and begins a journey from which there is no virtuous way back.

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  • Book 1

    • The Last Roman: Vengeance

    • By: Jack Ludlow
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    Fifth century of the Byzantium Empire. Flavius Belisaurius is son of the governor of Dorostorum City, and his father has two goals: to keep out the barbarians and to expose the deep roots of secular and ecclesiastical corruption. Seeking to prevent a raid, the Governor enlists the help of the powerful magnate, Senuthius Vicinus. Vicinus's corruption is widespread but his support is crucial to win the battle.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not Ludlow's best work, but entertaining.

    • By Jonathan Daws on 12-24-14

    Regular price: $23.34

  • Book 2

    • The Last Roman: Honour

    • By: Jack Ludlow
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Justinian, the Byzantine emperor, is desperate to revive the empire's glory. Among his actions to this effect is the dispatch of his brave general, Belisaurius, to fight the Persians in the East. But Justinian fights paranoia and grows concerned that Belisaurius will become a threat to his power and person.

    Regular price: $23.34

  • Book 3

    • The Last Roman: Triumph (The Last Roman Trilogy, Book 3)

    • By: Jack Ludlow
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    Who can Flavius Belisarius call an enemy? The Goths he must fight to take Italy back for the Byzantium. Or is it the intrigues of the Empress Theodora, who fears his ambitions. There is his own wife, betraying him in more than one way and Justinian, the unreliable emperor he helped to the throne. Sixth-century Byzantium, a hotbed of intrigue; Italy and Persia where he must combat some of his fellow generals.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Great Series

    • By Leonard on 06-08-16

    Regular price: $24.10