By Tom Holt
Historical past tells us that during 69AD, on the ripe previous age of 32 and on listening to that normal Glaba's forces have been last in, Nero fled his palace in Rome. He stabbed himself within the throat with a pen and used to be trampled to dying by means of horses in a muddy ditch. His final phrases have been, 'What an artist dies with me'. yet there's one other probability: Nero didn't die in that ditch, yet an individual who appeared greatly like him did. this provides Nero the chance to begin a brand new existence in pursuit of his old flame: tune. yet there's an issue - Nero is being pursued through those who have cause to suspect he's nonetheless alive - one desires him lifeless, the opposite is a passionate fan of his dreadful tune and desires his genius regarded ... Tom Holt is an leading edge, tough and fantastically pleasing author of old fiction. NERO is key studying for all enthusiasts of Tom Holt and old fiction.
Paperback: 576 pages
Publisher: Abacus; New Ed variation (15 Jan 2004)
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