This is the brilliant short story that featured in the back of the special edition ebook of CONN IGGULDEN’S bestselling novel EMPEROR: BLOOD OF GODS.
As the effects of age creep up on Augustus Caesar, he is left with the whispers of his wife Livia in one ear and the echoes of his youthful dreams in the other, as he tries to come to the rescue of his beloved grandson, Marcus...more
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Longer than a short story, shorter than a novella – this novelette (?) describes the end of the long reign of Emperor Augustus and Empress Livia, both of whom have one last act each to perform in order to ensure a smooth transition of power to the next administration.
Despite knowing the historical outcome, the story still managed to surprise me, and I enjoyed seeing how Iggulden depicted what might have been happening in various historical figures’ heads.
I was born in the normal way in 1971, and vaguely remember half-pennies and sixpences. I have written for as long as I can remember: poetry, short stories and novels. It’s what I always wanted to do and read English at London University with writing in mind. I taught English for seven years and was Head of English at St. Gregory’s RC High School in Lo ...more