The Shards of Heaven by Michael Livingston audiobook

The Shards of Heaven

By Michael Livingston
Read Tavia Gilbert and Paul Hodgson

Macmillan Audio 9780765380319

The Shards of Heaven Series: Book 1

12.13 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9781427266392

Michael Livingston's The Shards of Heaven reveals the hidden magic behind the history we know, and commences a war greater than any mere mortal battle Julius Caesar is dead, assassinated on the senate floor, and the glory that is Rome has been torn in two. Octavian, Caesar's ambitious great-nephew and adopted son, vies with Marc Antony and Cleopatra for control of Caesar's legacy. As civil war rages from Rome to Alexandria, and vast armies and navies battle for supremacy, a secret conflict may shape the course of history. Juba, Numidian prince and adopted brother of Octavian, has embarked on a ruthless quest for the Shards of Heaven, lost treasures said to possess the very power of the gods-or the one God. Driven by vengeance, Juba has already attained the fabled Trident of Poseidon, which may also be the staff once wielded by Moses. Now he will stop at nothing to obtain the other Shards, even if it means burning the entire world to the ground. Caught up in these cataclysmic events, and the hunt for the Shards, are a pair of exiled Roman legionnaires, a Greek librarian of uncertain loyalties, assassins, spies, slaves . . . and the ten-year-old daughter of Cleopatra herself.

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Summary

Summary

Michael Livingston's The Shards of Heaven reveals the hidden magic behind the history we know, and commences a war greater than any mere mortal battle

Julius Caesar is dead, assassinated on the senate floor, and the glory that is Rome has been torn in two. Octavian, Caesar's ambitious great-nephew and adopted son, vies with Marc Antony and Cleopatra for control of Caesar's legacy. As civil war rages from Rome to Alexandria, and vast armies and navies battle for supremacy, a secret conflict may shape the course of history.

Juba, Numidian prince and adopted brother of Octavian, has embarked on a ruthless quest for the Shards of Heaven, lost treasures said to possess the very power of the gods-or the one God. Driven by vengeance, Juba has already attained the fabled Trident of Poseidon, which may also be the staff once wielded by Moses. Now he will stop at nothing to obtain the other Shards, even if it means burning the entire world to the ground.

Caught up in these cataclysmic events, and the hunt for the Shards, are a pair of exiled Roman legionnaires, a Greek librarian of uncertain loyalties, assassins, spies, slaves . . . and the ten-year-old daughter of Cleopatra herself.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Historian and author Livingston dramatically retells the familiar story of the downfall of Marc Antony and Cleopatra through the eyes of minor historical figures…This multipronged tale is dense with action and incident; it’s grounded in history, mythology, and religion, but not weighed down by them.” Publishers Weekly
“Titans of Roman history grapple for control of an empire with the aid of a mystical weapon in this debut historical fantasy novel from Livingston…Readers with an interest in this era will be captivated by the weaving of fiction with the reality of the past and the weaving of the reality of the past with the magic of the unseen world…A satisfyingly supernatural back story for the all-too-real final war of the Roman Republic.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Michael Livingston

Author Bio: Michael Livingston

Michael Livingston,an award-winning writer and professor, holds degrees in history, medieval studies, and English. In his life as an academic, he is an associate professor of English at the Citadel. He specializes in the Middle Ages, but he’s published on a range of subjects from the first to the twenty-first centuries. He lives in Charleston, South Carolina.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 12.13
Audience: Adult
Language: English