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The Grass Crown
17 Dec 2013 * EBOOK * £4.99 * 9781781857922

Rome, 97 BC: Gaius Marius is triumphant. Under his command, Rome has conquered the Western world, weathered invasion and crushed its enemies. There is just one prize left to him: an unprecedented seventh consulship.

Fiction / FV (Historical Fiction)
Extent: 1072 pages
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The Grass CrownMasters of Rome, 2Colleen McCullough

Rome, 97 BC:

Gaius Marius is triumphant. Under his command, Rome has conquered the Western world, weathered invasion and crushed its enemies. There is just one prize left to him: an unprecedented seventh consulship.

But the greatest prize demands the highest price. Marius, now aging and ailing, is pitted against a new generation of assassins, power-seekers, and Senate intriguers. There are many who would like to see him fail, not least Lucius Cornelius Sulla, once his closest ally, now his most dangerous rival.

Sulla and Marius' contest can only be won through treachery and blood. As a deadly enmity engulfs both men and plunges them towards madness, Rome must fight its own battle for survival.

Please note: This ebook contains all the original maps and illustration.

Colleen McCullough was born in Wellington, New South Wales. She worked in neurophysiology at Yale Medical School for ten years, where she wrote the record-breaking, international bestseller The Thorn Birds.

'A powerful story told with the verve of a novelist and the commitment of a historian' The Sunday Times

'Incomparable... Engrossing... Breathtakingly detailed... A Triumph' Chicago Tribune

'A truly astonishing work' Time

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