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Before the empire, before the republic… Rome has always been ruled by tyrants!
579 BC. When King Lucomo, first of the Tarquins, is brutally murdered by hired assassins, his adopted son Servius takes the throne without the approval of the senate. The assassins are executed but not before one of them lays a curse upon the family, a curse that will threaten the very future of the Tarquin dynasty.
As the years pass, Servius earns the senate’s trust to become a loved and respected king, but his success breeds fierce discontent in the heart of Lucius Tarquinius, Lucomo’s grandson.
Rich, privileged, handsome and arrogant, Lucius believes the throne should be his. Determined to do whatever it takes to become king, he and his ambitious wife Lolly embark on a bloody path that will lead to blood being shed on the very steps of the senate.
Lucius is now King of Rome and has everything he could desire. He would be happy were it not for a Sibyline prophecy which has predicted the fall of the Tarquins and all Lucius holds most dear.
Is the future already set?
Or can Lucius defy the prophecy and secure the throne of Rome for the Tarquin dynasty forever?
Read an excerpt here.