Wolves of Rome

Valerio Massimo Manfredi

Translated by Christine Feddersen Manfredi
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15 November 2018
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From the international bestseller Valerio Massimo Manfredi, Wolves of Rome is a historical thriller about two brothers and the betrayal of Teutoburg Forest that devastated the Roman Empire.


Two wild Germanic brothers, Armin and Wulf, are held hostage in Rome to keep their father from rebelling against the Roman Empire. There they are moulded into ideal Roman soldiers; brave, disciplined, ruthless. Then a conspiracy arises that threatens the Emperor and they alone must decide whether he lives or dies . . .

As young men the brothers are separated and they serve in the Roman military at opposite ends of the Empire. Armin begins to realize he cannot escape his origins and works to unite the tribes of Germania under one banner. Only his brother and the might of the Roman Empire stand between him and his dream of freedom for the Germanic people . . .

Has all the elements of a truly epic novel. The pages are jam-packed with excitement, danger, love, revenge, mystery and myth

Historical Novels Review

Where Manfredi excels . . . is in his mastery of detail

Sunday Express

Stand aside Gladiator, the real classics are coming