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by Michael Curtis Ford

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  • ISBN 0312333625
  • ISBN13 978-0312333621
  • Language English
  • Author Michael Curtis Ford
  • Publisher Thomas Dunne Books; 1st Edition edition (May 15, 2007)
  • Pages 320
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  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory Genre Fiction
  • Size ePub 1509 kb
  • Size Fb2 1207 kb
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 124

476 a.d.: The Roman Empire, riddled with corruption and staggered by centuries of barbarian onslaughts, now faces its greatest challenge---not only to its wealth and prestige, but to its very existence.In his riveting novel The Sword of Attila, Michael Curtis Ford thrilled readers with his recounting of a cataclysmic clash of ancient civilizations. Now, in The Fall of Rome, he takes on the bloody twilight of empire, as the legacy of Attila---once thought destroyed on the battlefield---emerges again to defy the power of the Western World.

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Simplistically, I guess it could be about the first days of the dark ages or, conversely, about the final days of the corrupt Roman empire when generals vied in assassinating emperors, assuming the throne, and being assassinated in turn. But on a deeper level, it helped me understand that the end was a very gradual unraveling.

Michael Curtis Ford is an American historical novelist, writing novels about Ancient Rome and Ancient Greece. He has worked variously as a laborer, a ski patrolman, a musician, a consultant, a banker, a Latin teacher, and a translator. He holds degrees in Economics and Linguistics and lives in Oregon, where he and his wife homeschool their three children. He has also written numerous articles on ancient military themes.

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The fall of Rome by Michael Curtis Ford, 2007, Thomas Dunne Books/St. a novel of a world lost. 1st ed. by Michael Curtis Ford. Published 2007 by Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press in New York.

A look at the fall of Rome from the viewpoint of the destroyers

A look at the fall of Rome from the viewpoint of the destroyers. The Hun Odoacer and his brother Onulf are nearly captured when children by the Ostrogoth Orestes. It takes them over twenty years but they get their revenge and Odoacer ascends the throne as King of Italia thus ending the story of Rome. WhitmelB, October 5, 2015. But I am really interested in Rome - how it grew and why it fell - and felt that Ford reduced the fall of an empire to a personal feud between two men. As I was hoping for a wider scope, I was a bit disappointed.

Talk about The Fall of Rome: A Novel of a World Lost


Runemane
A splendid story about one of the less-spoken-about parts of ancient Rome's history, the fall. It is quite common to read tales about the period when the ideal that was Rome lived, but far more difficult to read about the less than illustrious period of decay that led to its demise. While this is likely not the -best- story of Rome's fall, Ford wrote a captivating story that tracked one man's arduous journey from near death to the axis upon which the world turned, if only for a short time.
Burisi
The more I thought about Michael Curtis Ford's "The Fall of Rome" , the more I liked it. Certainly it is 350 pages of fantasy (coulda-happened-this-way) but it is very well researched given that so little is known about this period of history. Simplistically, I guess it could be about the first days of the dark ages or, conversely, about the final days of the corrupt Roman empire when generals vied in assassinating emperors, assuming the throne, and being assassinated in turn.

But on a deeper level, it helped me understand that the end was a very gradual unraveling. That the process of barbarians becoming Romans and moving into the upper reaches of Roman nobility was a process which could not be stopped once begun and which played out over 250 years.

Our Hero is a mixed-race Hun and German and has his own set of flaws. His enemies are also, by no stretch of the imagination, pure-blooded Romans. This would have horrified Cicero but he has by now been dead for nearly 500 years. The greatest strength of Ford is the complexity he gives to the enemies. They, too, live in staggeringly bewildering times and loyalities are ever-shifting. I loved the fact that I could not predict who would be aligned with whom as the novel unfolded. These were not cardboard charaters. They were just warriors trying to survive in a world falling apart. Good read, well written. Three thumbs up
NiceOne
It's been a few weeks since I read this book, but I recall that I loved it. It ran through the last few years of Rome until the empire actually falls and a new "king" is in place. I later checked out a history of ancient Rome book from the local library and found that the novel was accurate in terms of the names of characters, sequence of events, etc. The book follows the main character from when his village is destroyed by the Romans, and follows him up to the point where he is at the gates of Rome with the power to do the same to Rome. I would recommend this for all of you who love reading about ancient Rome, but want to read other than a history text.
Fordrellador
A good fictionalized version of the last days of the Roman empire. Definitely worth reading.
Wenaiand
Was great product and the shippers did a great jobs by being on the ball to get the order out.
Drelalak
I prefer Gore Vidal's "Julian". Author seems slanted toward Judeo-Christian historical perspective. Tinges of moralism.
LiTTLe_NiGGa_in_THE_СribE
Enjoyed every moment of this book, its historical latitude and accuracy, and the pace of plots throughout. Michael Curtis Ford is a great writer with an even greater sense of story telling.
Good book with a lot to learn from it. Would recommend all of his books. Worth the buy. s d