Robert Harris’s latest historical novel follows Marcus Tullius Cicero “Conspirata ” is a sequel to the best-selling novel “Imperium” and part of. Two days before the inauguration of Marcus Tullius Cicero as consul of Rome, the body of a child was pulled from the River Tiber, close to the. Lustrum (US: Conspirata; ) is a historical novel by British author Robert Harris. It is the sequel to Imperium and the middle volume of a trilogy about the life.

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You’ve successfully reported this review. Robert Harris has ocnspirata an excellent job on more than defining this man. This book covers five years in his career, hence the title; ‘lustrum’ was a Roman term for a five-year period, and this one is particularly significant since it encompasses both the dazzling highs and the dejected lows of Cicero’s political career.

Cicero returns to continue his struggle to grasp supreme power in the state of Rome. While still essentially based on fact, Lustrum is more dramatic, and feels more embellished, than its predecessor, which focused mainly on political machinations. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

He lives in Berkshire, England, with his wife and four children.

Conspirata (Cicero, #2) by Robert Harris

This book is rated 4. You don’t have to enjoy history to love this book.

A Famine of Horses. Item s unavailable for purchase. This book hits the ground running and it doesn’t really slow down.

It’s utterly fascinating to watch the ever shifting loyalties, schemes and backstabbing. Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori. While Lustrum stands alone, I would recommend starting at the beginning with Imperium. Where My Heart Used to Beat. He is undoubtedly a complex character and Harris did a great job of trying to capture that.


Review quote “Republican Rome, with all its grandeur and corruption, has rarely been made as vivid. To blame the Big Three, who would eventually form the Triumvirate, is too easy, though.

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You’ve successfully reported this review. His novels have sold more than ten million copies and been translated into thirty languages. Get a FREE e-book by joining our mailing list today! There certainly does seem to be more conjecture here – for example Tiro’s aforementioned love interest, as well as a number of tasks he carries out independently on behalf of Cicero, which can’t possibly have been documented.

Yarris, I listened to the audio version but, unlike with the first one ImperiumI 4. Haeris Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain narris or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them. Because there are personalities rising and conspiring to make the Republic stray far from the Senate and Citizen voting as prescribed by the Roman Constitution.

Janus looks backward as well as forward, and sometimes each prospect seems equally unappealing. Robert Harris second novel about Cicero uses Roman intrigue and power plays as the back drop for a really interesting and fast paced book that reads like a political thriller. With all the material there, I may wait to see if a fourth book is planned and read roberf together. Letitia Mason It is well written but focusses on some very unpleasant people.


Robert Harris didn’t disappoint and dare I say, exceeded my expectations for the second book in this series. No human being, no system, no age is impervious to this law; everything beneath the stars will perish; the hardest rock will be worn away.

I think that Harris did a great job of illustrating how illogical Cicero could be at times. I don’t even know how to describe this series. And the final scene, wherein Cicero tells Terentia and Atticus that he has declined Caesar’s offer, is excellently played out. Not sure what it was that mildly irked me–I conspirat he was taking steps to humanize Tiro connspirata and make him a character than Well I was very excited to see this book and that Imperium was not meant to be standalone and is instead first in a series going to guess that there might be one or most likely two more books left to goconspirat my main complaint with Imperium was that I wanted more.

A Banquet of Consequences. Overall conspiratw No ratings yet 0. Like it’s predecessors it is scrupulously accurate, but unlike them, it is also conspkrata exciting, with vivid scenes and living, believable characters. Excellent sequel to Imperium which I also loved.

Cicero emerges as the giant of history that he is for all the right reasons in these books. That’s what I enjoy about Consppirata writing. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide.