Captain of Rome

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Harper, 2010 - Fiction - 375 pages
8 Reviews
Two mighty empires battle each other for control of the high seas in the second installment of the thrilling maritime adventure
Atticus is the young captain of the Aquila, the flagship of the attack fleet of the Roman navy, but his commander is a young upstart whose position has been purchased rather than earned. Bound to obey his inexperienced commander's rash orders, Atticus sails straight into a carefully laid trap. In the battle that follows, it is only by defying his commander that he can pull his men back from the brink of defeat. Atticus will pay a high price for his defiance though, and is summoned to Rome. Despite his friendship with Septimus, a Roman centurion, Atticus is dangerously unversed in the politics of the Roman senate and finds himself facing battles both at sea against an ever-more ferocious enemy and on his own ship by those close to home who want their revenge. Culminating in one of the greatest sea battles of classical times, this is a stirring and powerful novel.

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Review: Captain of Rome (Masters of the Sea #2)

User Review  - Louise Brummer - Goodreads

Took a few pages to get into this book with all the "uses" in the names?? but enjoyed the story and history of that time. Someone with knowledge of ships and boats will enjoy it as the wars of the ... Read full review

Review: Captain of Rome (Masters of the Sea #2)

User Review  - Neil - Goodreads

Ok story but more of the same from the first book. Good naval battle scenes with excellent fighting descriptions. Makes you feel as if you we're directly involved. My main problem with the book is the ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

John Stack was born and lives in County Cork. He has always wanted to write but has done a variety of jobs ending up in IT. He is presently writing the third book in the Masters of the Sea series.

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