Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Thomas Brooke on Blog Tour for Roman Mask,
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Publication Date: June 29, 2015
Formats: Kindle & Paperback
Genre: Historical Fiction/Adventure/Action
Rome AD 9
Augustus Caesar rules Imperial Rome at the height of its power, as the Roman Empire stretches across the known world. Cassius, son of one of her most powerful families, is the personification of Rome’s imperial strength: wealthy, popular, a war hero with a decorated military career – none of Rome’s fashionable parties are complete without him – except, he hides a secret.
After his nerve is broken in Germany, the thought of genuine armed combat is enough to send him into a cold sweat of fear and shame. But this doesn’t dissuade him from living off a false reputation so he can continue a life of casual affairs, wine, and parties, as he is seduced by the many vices of Rome.
However his scandalous life is soon upset by a summons from the Emperor’s wife. It ends his happy decadent life and returns him to Germany to assist the Roman legions in their greatest ever trial, and the events that will resound down in history, in the dark forests of the Teutoburg…
“The classical world is brought vividly to life in this novel by Brooke, a new voice in the crowded chorus of historical fiction. Set at the height of the Roman Empire’s power, Brooke’s writing brings us both the decadence that eventually undermined and destroyed the seemingly invincible Romans, and the merciless military action that won Rome its mandate to rule in the first place.” – Daily Mail, UK National newspaper
“I loved this book. There’s no other way to say it. Filled with action and adventure, Roman Mask will keep you on the edge of your seat. Focused on a time that doesn’t always get a huge amount of attention in the historical fiction genre, author Thomas M.D. Brooke does such a fantastic job in drawing a picture of ancient Rome that when you look up from the novel you’ll wonder where your tunic is.” 5 Stars – Readersfavorite.com
“The book is exceptionally researched and very well written. I was drawn in from the very first page. Ancient Rome comes to life in all of its glory and menace. It’s a weighty book but one that read quickly because it is one of those books where you just get lost in the story and time flies by. Despite the dark subject matter and the gore – war is gory, there is nothing to be done about that – I didn’t want the story to end. I just love books that bring a world to life like this.” 5 Stars – Brokenteepee.com
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Thomas Brooke lives in London where he works in the exciting, and sometimes crazy, fashion world. He is also a committed writer and he spends as much time as he can in his beloved Northumbrian hills, where up until recently could be seen walking with his black Labrador Fergus, who sadly passed in January 2015. Fergus was a constant companion to the writing of the novel and prevented many writers’ tantrums.
Roman Mask is Thomas Brooke’s second novel, although this will be the first available for sale.
As well as writing novels, he also writes a blog on both historical and fantasy genre novels.
For more information on Thomas M D Brooke, visit www.thomasmdbrooke.com and www.romanmask.com. You can also find him on Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest.
BLOG TOUR SCHEDULE
Monday, August 24
Kick Off & Giveaway at Passages to the Past
Tuesday, August 25
Excerpt & Giveaway at Let Them Read Books
Wednesday, August 26
Spotlight at A Literary Vacation
Tuesday, September 1
Spotlight at Curling up by the Fire
Wednesday, September 2
Excerpt at Boom Baby Reviews
Thursday, September 3
Review at Just One More Chapter
Saturday, September 5
Spotlight at The Never-Ending Book
Monday, September 7
Review at Ageless Pages Reviews
Tuesday, September 8
Review at Svetlana’s Reads and Views
Thursday, September 10
Spotlight at CelticLady’s Reviews
Sunday, September 13
Spotlight & Giveaway at Teddy Rose Book Reviews Plus More
Friday, September 18
Review at Broken Teepee
Wednesday, September 23
Review at Genre Queen