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y separately published work icon Nest of Vipers single work   novel   historical fiction  
Is part of Empress of Rome Luke Devenish , 2008 series - author novel (number 2 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 Nest of Vipers
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'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 her murdered husband imperils the lives of her children.

'Apicata. Robbed of her eyes and embittered in her heart, she schemes in the shadows to empower the husband who despises her.

'Livilla. Sensual and sly, she is gripped by a lust for a lover as deadly as he is desirable.

'Three women. One goal. Who will be Empress of Rome?

'Moving stealthily among them is Iphicles, arch schemer and slave, whose haunted heart is lightened by the eunuch Lygdus, his willing apprentice in murder. With paralysed Livia now a helpless captive to her slave, it is the repellent brat Little Boots' turn to profit from prophecy. But as Iphicles' deadly plan to enthrone Little Boots unfolds, Livia struggles secretly towards recovery with the help of the sorceress Martina. Rome is a nest of vipers, and Livia, the one true Empress of Rome, is hell-bent on wreaking her vengeance…

'Nest of Vipers is the second volume in the gripping Empress of Rome series.' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • To Oliver, Mikaela and Alice, who all enjoy books,

    if not yet this one.

    Uncle Luke looks forward to the day when your 

    discovery of the ancient Romans sends your eyebrows swiftly skyward.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • North Sydney, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Bantam Books , 2010 .
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      Extent: 506p.
      ISBN: 9781863256230 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Take Three Michael Popple , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 11 July 2010; (p. 26)

— Review of Nest of Vipers Luke Devenish , 2010 single work novel ; The Bloody Cup M. K. Hume , 2010 single work novel
Take Three Michael Popple , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 11 July 2010; (p. 26)

— Review of Nest of Vipers Luke Devenish , 2010 single work novel ; The Bloody Cup M. K. Hume , 2010 single work novel
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