Luke Devenish

Den of Wolves

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the Book

It is 44BC and the rival clans of Rome are driving the Republic towards a violent, blood-soaked end.  The jealous Claudians covet the power of the Julians, who are kings in all but name.

A tiny infant utters the prophecy of a goddess.  If the darkly beautiful thirteen year old Livia Drusilla marries her bastard cousin, eleven year old Tiberius Nero, four great kings of Rome will spring from her womb.  Four great Claudian kings…

Sub Genre: 
Historical
ISBN: 
9781863256216
Location: 
Ancient Rome
Series: 
Empress of Rome
Publisher: 
Random House Australia
Year of Publication: 
2008

Nest of Vipers

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the Book

Rome is bathed in blood as the Emperor Tiberius is tormented by drug-fuelled terrors of treason. The innocent are butchered while the guilty do evil in darkness. None are guiltier than the Emperor's devoted and deluded 'son', Sejanus.

In this city of poison three beautiful women are locked in a lethal rivalry…

Agrippina. Driven mad with grief, her obsession with revenge for her murdered husband imperils the lives of her children.

Sub Genre: 
Historical
ISBN: 
9781863256230
Location: 
Ancient Rome
Series: 
Empress of Rome
Publisher: 
Random House Australia
Year of Publication: 
2010

Luke Devenish

Author Information
Devenish, Luke

About the Author

Luke Devenish is a novelist, screenwriter and playwright. He lives with his partner and pets in the historic town of Castlemaine, in the heart of the beautiful Goldfields region of Victoria, Australia. He is as passionate about gardening as he is about writing. Originally from Western Australia, he grew up in the Perth Hills where he attended Eastern Hills Senior High School.

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Book Title: 
Nest of Vipers
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Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781863256230
Series: 
Empress of Rome
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Historical
Location: 
Ancient Rome
Publisher: 
Bantam
Year of Publication: 
2010

Currently Reading - Nest of Vipers, Luke Devenish

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Not being much of a reader of this sort of historical fiction, it's a particularly good thing to step outside my comfort zone for an author who lives well within my comfort zone - or at least in Central Victoria :)

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Rome is bathed in blood as the Emperor Tiberius is tormented by drug-fuelled terrors of treason.   The innocent are butchered while the guilty do evil in darkness.  None are guiltier than the Emperor's devoted and deluded 'son', Sejanus.

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