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Nest of Vipers
Rome is bathed in blood as the Emperor Tiberius is tormented by drug-fuelled terrors of treason. The innocent are butchered while the guilty do evil in darkness. None are guiltier than the Emperor's devoted and deluded 'son,' Sejanus. In this city of poison three beautiful women are locked in a lethal rivalry. Agrippina—driven mad with grief, her obsession with revenge for ...more
Paperback, 480 pages
Published June 21st 2010 by Penguin Random House Australia
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Luke Devenish It got a tad delayed... I took a departure to late 19th century Australia for my new book, The Secret Heiress, and that little detour ended up taking …moreIt got a tad delayed... I took a departure to late 19th century Australia for my new book, The Secret Heiress, and that little detour ended up taking me rather longer than I thought it would. Sorry! I'll get back to Ancient Rome eventually. But thanks for asking!(less)
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NEST OF VIPERS is the second book in the Empress of Rome series. Author Luke Devenish has a resume that seems to hint at an ability to build a fantasy world. A novelist, screenwriter, playwright and Lecturer, Devenish was a Script Producer with Neighbours and a writer on Home and Away. Ancient Rome in Devenish's hands is a complicated, gory, deadly, lustful, obsessive place full of elaborate and complicated characters (maybe that's where the Neighbours and Home and Away comparisons have to stop. ...more
Luke Devenish lives with his partner and pets in the historic town of Castlemaine, in the heart of the beautiful Goldfields region of Victoria, Australia. Originally from Western Australia, where he often returns, Luke grew up in the Perth Hills where he attended Eastern Hills Senior High School and Curtin University in the 1980s. He moved to Melbourne to pursue writing opportunities in 1988 and h ...more
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