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Publisher's Summary

The seventh novel in Anthony Riches' acclaimed Empire sequence brings Marcus Aquila back to Rome, hunting the men who destroyed his family. But the revenge he craves may cost him and those around him dearly. The young centurion's urge to exact his own brutal justice upon the shadowy cabal of assassins who butchered his family means that he must face them on their own ground, risking his own death at their hands.
A senator, a gang boss, a praetorian officer and, deadliest of all, champion gladiator Mortiferum - the Death Bringer - lie in wait. The knives are unsheathed, and ready for blood....
©2014 Anthony Riches (P)2014 Hodder & Stoughton
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By Nancy Kimball on 09-10-17

Big Cast - Lots of Historical Detail

What made the experience of listening to The Emperor's Knives: Empire VII the most enjoyable?

The "informant" and the grunts - their dialogue and the way the narrator brought out their distinct personalities was really good.

What other book might you compare The Emperor's Knives: Empire VII to and why?

Um... Medicus by Ruth Downie. Though this one was a bit more explicit/graphic, it also had a large cast and incorporated a lot of historical detail.

Which character – as performed by Saul Reichlin – was your favorite?

The informant. He was my FAVORITE.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No. It wasn't that I didn't enjoy it, there were just so many characters and sub plots happening that I got lost pretty quickly. I stayed with it hoping eventually I would understand what was going on and that mostly became true.

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By C Harlow on 10-11-16

Great book always kept you guessing.

Love this series one the greatest historical fiction books i have had the pleasure of listening to.

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By Allan Hugman on 02-05-15

The roman sword is double edged and cuts both ways

If you could sum up The Emperor's Knives: Empire VII in three words, what would they be?

Duty and destiny weave a deadly game in the streets of Rome.

What did you like best about this story?

The unexpected twists and turns as ememies become freinds and freinds become enemies.

What does Saul Reichlin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Saul brings the atmosphere and characters to life capturing the sounds and smells of Imperial Rome.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes but I had to ration myself to prolong the enjoyment.

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By Mr. Anthony D. Bateman on 11-28-16

vengeance acquired

strange how all writers of this genre feel the need to have at least one book dedicated to the wranglings of rome itself, and a diversity into the arena, with gladiators at the fore. still, Saul reichlin gives his normal brilliant portrayal of characters and street life. There is also a short story at the end linking characters and storyline worth a listen. but it's eastwards next for our hero and the tungrian cohort, how will they cope with the extreme heat difference of part his and northern brittania.

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