Roma Amor: A Novel of Caligula's Rome

Roma Amor A Novel of Caligula s Rome How far will a father go to keep an old promise And how far will a son go to obey him Riding home from the Danube frontier Marcus Carinna hears a voice whisper Your turn as he passes his family tom

  • Title: Roma Amor: A Novel of Caligula's Rome
  • Author: Sherry Christie
  • ISBN: 9780692596326
  • Page: 447
  • Format: Paperback
  • How far will a father go to keep an old promise And how far will a son go to obey him Riding home from the Danube frontier, Marcus Carinna hears a voice whisper, Your turn, as he passes his family tomb An unseen presence also startles the Germanic priestess Aurima, whom he is bringing to Rome But hardheaded Romans scoff at ghosts, and Marcus can t believe it s a warninHow far will a father go to keep an old promise And how far will a son go to obey him Riding home from the Danube frontier, Marcus Carinna hears a voice whisper, Your turn, as he passes his family tomb An unseen presence also startles the Germanic priestess Aurima, whom he is bringing to Rome But hardheaded Romans scoff at ghosts, and Marcus can t believe it s a warning from his brother, who killed himself three years earlier 37 AD To great acclaim, 25 year old Caligula Caesar has become Rome s new master No one is pleased than Senator Titus Carinna, who helped him succeed to the throne It s a shame the Senator s older son Caligula s closest friend committed suicide after being charged with treason But that still leaves Marcus, his second son.Headstrong and hot tempered, Marcus would rather prove his courage by fighting Rome s enemies than take his brother s place Yet when his father calls him home to befriend and steady the erratic Caligula, he has no choice Swept into a labyrinth of deceit, conspiracy, and betrayal reaching from Palatine mansions to the city s grimy, teeming streets, Marcus will uncover a secret that threatens his family, the woman he desires, even his life and may bring chaos to the young Roman Empire.

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    • Sherry Christie

      I m thrilled that ROMA AMOR, my novel about Caligula s Rome, has been getting great reader reviews If you like historical fiction with a mystery at its heart, you too may enjoy it I ve been writing all my life Early influences were Rosemary Sutcliff and Mary Renault More recently, I ve loved Gates of Fire and The Song of Achilles I m currently working on the second book in the Roma series, AMBER ROAD, to be published in 2018.On a personal note, I live in coastal Maine with my husband and a couple of cats With money therapist Olivia Mellan, I also write money psychology books for consumers and financial advisors.

    567 thoughts on “Roma Amor: A Novel of Caligula's Rome

    • "a man who would be great must have both the 'Roma' and the 'Amor.' But he must be able to balance them; duty to what is eternal with love of what is mortal and flawed. A balance my father found at the end and which I must find in myself." So muses Marcus Licinius Carinna in the poignant last chapter of the novel. This novel was a pleasant surprise to read! No battles in this one, but a marvelous evocation of Rome through the story of a particular patrician family, the Licinii Carinnae--from the [...]


    • I'm not going to beat around the bush, this book was simply amazing. It ended up as a top favorite of mine. It's also one of the best books I've read about Ancient Rome. It's right up along with some of my favorite authors in the same genre like Kate Quinn and Ben Kane. I loved it!This book takes place during the reign of one of the most infamous Roman emperors, Caligula. It is written in the point of view of Marcus Carinna who's older brother (and Caligula's closest friend) commited suicide aft [...]


    • When I picked this one up, I got much more than I was expecting. I got an in-depth read of a time and place that has been talked about over the history of this world. Rome. The intricacies of the rise and fall, the makings of the politics involved, the allegiances, the backstabbing, the loyalties. You can feel the world painted come to life with the words and the detailed paid to the surrounding atmosphere. I found this to be one of the best if not the best book on ancient Rome that I have ever [...]


    • We are proud to announce that ROMA AMOR: A NOVEL OF CALIGULA’S ROME by Sherry Christie is a B.R.A.G.Medallion Honoree. This tells a reader that this book is well worth their time and money!


    • Whenever I think of Caligula, I see John Hurt's I,Claudius portrayal, one of a madman ruling an empire. In Roma Amor, we find a different Caligula, one who is still working out how to be Emperor while trying to keep at bay the tormenting demons in his mind. This story, while it is certainly about Caligula, is more than that. Marcus Carinna returns to Rome, a successful military campaign completed and hostages in tow and finds himself in a struggle to find the truth about his family and the truth [...]


    • This engrossing book kept me up all night! The characters are sympathetic and well-drawn, and throughout the novel, I was hoping for a happy ending. There are many novels set in ancient Rome. Sometimes these are unintentionally hilarious (a few authors write about people driving chariots around the city like cars, or wearing togas to all occasions). The author’s knowledge of this historical period is extensive and faultless and her love for this world is apparent. This novel creates a vivid an [...]


    • This book has received a Discovering Diamonds Review: "Ms Christie’s characters are well portrayed, with the everyday life in Rome equally as intriguing, from slave to Emperor. The streets, the homes, the palaces are all well drawn and feel believable. There are some exciting descriptions and scenes, some romance, some fighting, some adventure… enough to please most readers who enjoy novels about Rome."Helen Hollickfounder #DDRevs


    • I liked this book. It was well written, and I enjoyed the time period. The author really gives you a sense of what it was like to have lived in Rome during Caligula's reign. My only criticism is that the book is quite long. I think it could have been paired down a bit. Otherwise, it was a great story and I hope to see more from this author.



    • This is a thoroughly entertaining and beautifully written historical novel set in 37 AD, when Caligula Caesar is Rome's new master. Very highly recommended.


    • "Roma Amor: A Novel of Caligula’s Rome", is a complete page turner by author Sherry Christie! I had shied away from reading historical fiction set during the Roman Empire the past couple of years, but I thought this one sounded interesting, so I gave it a chance. So glad I did! I feel like I was able to learn so much about the inner workings of the Roman Empire as I read, but never once did I feel as though it lagged or became overly text book like. Prior to this novel, my only experience with [...]


    • Marcus Carinna isn’t happy when his father orders him to leave the army life behind and come back to Rome and befriend the new Caesar Caligula. Three years ago Marcus’ brother (and Caligula’s best friend) committed suicide after charged with treason and Marcus hasn’t forgiven his father that he let it happen. It’s after he becomes Caligula’s friend he starts to unravel old family secrets.I liked Marcus who was so devoted to learning the truth about his brother’s death. He had earne [...]



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