Their rivalry will change the world forever.
As competition for the imperial throne intensifies, Constantine and Maxentius realise their childhood friendship cannot last. Each man struggles to control their respective quadrant of empire, battered by currents of politics, religion and personal tragedy, threatened by barbarian forces and enemies within.
With their positions becoming at once stronger and more troubled, the strained threads of their friendship begin to unravel. Unfortunate words and misunderstandings finally sever their ties, leaving them as bitter opponents in the greatest game of all, with the throne of Rome the prize.
It is a matter that can only be settled by outright war...
Praise for Gordon Doherty and Simon Turney:
'A page turner from beginning to end ... A damn fine read' Ben Kane, author of Lionheart
'The Rise of Emperors series is first-rate Roman fiction. Doherty and Turney each breathe life into their respective characters with insight and humanity' Matthew Harffy, author of Wolf of Wessex
'A nuanced portrait of an intriguing emperor' The Times (on Turney's Commodus)
'A meticulously researched and vivid reimagining of an almost forgotten civilisation' Douglas Jackson, author of Hero of Rome (on Doherty's Empires of Bronze)
'An intriguing and highly polished piece of historical fiction' James Tivendale from Grimdark (on Sons of Rome)
Timeless advice about how to use humor to win over any audienceCan jokes win a hostile room, a hopeless argument, or even an election? You bet they can, according to Cicero, and he knew what he was talking about. One of Rome’s greatest politicians, speakers, and lawyers, Cicero was also reputedly one of antiquity’s funniest people. After he was elected commander-in-chief and head of state, his enemies even started calling him “the stand-up Consul.” How to Tell a Joke provides a lively new translation of Cicero’s essential writing on humor alongside that of the later Roman orator and educator Quintilian. The result is a timeless practical guide to how a well-timed joke can win over any audience.As powerful as jokes can be, they are also hugely risky. The line between a witty joke and an offensive one isn’t always clear. Cross it and you’ll look like a clown, or worse. Here, Cicero and Quintilian explore every aspect of telling jokes—while avoiding costly mistakes. Presenting the sections on humor in Cicero’s On the Ideal Orator and Quintilian’s The Education of the Orator, complete with an enlightening introduction and the original Latin on facing pages, How to Tell a Joke examines the risks and rewards of humor and analyzes basic types that readers can use to write their own jokes.Filled with insight, wit, and examples, including more than a few lawyer jokes, How to Tell a Joke will appeal to anyone interested in humor or the art of public speaking.
This guide is filled with helpful hints for travelers who have never been to Japan, and has useful tips even veteran travelers can appreciate. Inside you'll find a basic travel planning guide, money-saving tips, an introduction to Japanese culture, and answers to the most common questions first time travelers to Japan ask.
Whether you want to explore thousand-year-old temples in Kyoto, experience world class sushi in Tokyo, or hike to the summit of Mount Fuji, this quick guide will get you started. Japan For First Time Travelers will help you plan for Japan, and make the most of your time and money while you're there.
Prepare to take flight with this amazing crafting guide from one of the world’s foremost origami experts. With easy-to-follow instructions, the spectacular paper airplanes in Origami Airplanes are so simple and fun to make, even first-time flyers will have a plane soaring through the air in no time. All the designs were chosen because they feature a special detail of paper plane design, such as being very wide or narrow, great for flying outdoors, a strange shape, having an unusual launch or being acrobatic. Origami Airplanes also includes tips and tricks for making all your planes fly really…REALLY…well!Paul’s origami, pop-up and paper sculpture books have sold more than 2 million copies worldwide.
Protest Knits is the book for you. From pussy hats to protest scarfs and political pin cushions to shy anarchist socks. Make your point with a crochet hook or pair of knitting needles. From the easy peasy to the more complex, here are more than 15 projects for some crafty therapy.
Knitting and handicrafts have a long history in protesting - the pussy hat project has been particularly successful but it joins a long tradition of crafty activism. In Canada, there's the Revolutionary Knitting Circle, which first made headlines for their protest at the 2002 G8 summit. Australia has the Knitting Nannas, who protest about environmental issues by holding "knit-ins". In the UK, activists from Wool Against Weapons knitted a seven-mile-long pink "peace scarf" to protest against the country's Trident nuclear weapon programme. Then, a year later, they repurposed it into thousands of blankets for those in need in warzones and developing nations. And down in Chile, it's the hombres tejedores (knitting men) who break down stereotypes and teach other men to embrace the creative hobby.
In cities across the world, "yarn bombing" reclaims urban spaces with a pair of needles, covering everyday items in brightly coloured knits. Like other forms of graffiti, yarn bombing can convey a message of protest - or it can just be street art for the sake of art. Knitting for change is a global activity. So get your needles and hooks out and change the world.
A COLLECTION OF EDUCATIONAL, ENTERTAINING CRAFTS THAT ARE SURE TO GET KIDS AND PARENTS TO UNPLUG AND INTERACTDoes your child spend too much time in front of a screen? Help them discover the excitement of hands-on learning with Screen-Free Crafts Kids Will Love. Packed with DIY projects like a personalized race track chore tracker, a high-flying homemade 3D kite and handmade musical instruments, the activities in this book will encourage your child to explore the world beyond the screen.Screen-Free Crafts Kids Will Love features step-by-step instructions and color photosfor over 60 entertaining and educational projects that are guaranteed to:• Promote lifelong learning• Stimulate creativity• Improve problem solving• Spur imaginative thinking• Encourage independent playtimeAnd the fun doesn’t end when the crafting is over. Youngsters will love making and playing with their new handmade creations on game night, at parties, during holidays and more.
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