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ISBN: 0978970462
Author: David Chacko
Language: English
Publisher: Foremost Press (September 1, 2007)
Pages: 444
Category: Genre Fiction
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.8
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David Chacko's fourteenth novel, The Severan Prophecies, is an exciting and convincing narrative of one of strangest and most misunderstood figures in ancient history.

David Chacko's fourteenth novel, The Severan Prophecies, is an exciting and convincing narrative of one of strangest and most misunderstood figures in ancient history. The Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus was fourteen years old when he ascended to the throne and eighteen when he died, but during his brief period of public life he set the Roman world afire. All the settings in the Middle East and Europe are well rendered by Chacko, who lives in the places where the story passes

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The Severan Prophecies book. When the Roman emperor Caracalla was assassinated, his family gave. When the Roman emperor Caracalla was assassinated, his family gave the task of safeguarding their dynasty to the questor Marcellus Decimus, the narrator of this story. How he led a young boy named Varius in a race against death that culminated in the restoration of the dynasty is one of the more remarkable episodes in the chaotic and violent history of Rome.

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By David Chacko You would take it as your task to overturn the gods, laws and traditions of the Roman Empire in a furious nonstop revolution.

When the Roman emperor Caracalla was assassinated, his family gave the task of safeguarding their dynasty to the questor Marcellus Decimus, the narrator of this story. You would take it as your task to overturn the gods, laws and traditions of the Roman Empire in a furious nonstop revolution. You would explore all the passions and intrigue that unlimited power can offer a young man. This is your story, told by the people who knew you best.

Download PDF book format. Dewey Decimal Classification Number: 813/. 54 22. Personal Name: Chacko, David. Publication, Distribution, et. Cedarburg, Wi. . Choose file format of this book to download: pdf chm txt rtf doc. Download this format book. The Severan prophecies : a novel of the Roman Empire David Chacko. Book's title: The Severan prophecies : a novel of the Roman Empire David Chacko. Library of Congress Control Number: 2009464745.

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The Severan Prophecies - eBook. If you were the man to lead an all-out rebellion against the might of ancient Rome, you would storm out of the East at the head of your army and smash all opposition. This button opens a dialog that displays additional images for this product with the option to zoom in or out. Tell us if something is incorrect. The Severan Prophecies - eBook. To universal acclaim, you would become Lord of the World, the Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus.

The history of the Roman Empire covers the history of ancient Rome from the fall of the Roman Republic in 27 BC until the abdication of the last Western emperor in AD 476. Rome had begun expanding shortly after the founding of the Republic in the 6th century BC, though it did not expand outside of the Italian Peninsula until the 3rd century BC. Civil war engulfed the Roman state in the mid 1st century BC, first between Julius Caesar and Pompey, and finally between Octavian and Mark Antony

When the Roman emperor Caracalla was assassinated, his family gave the task of safeguarding their dynasty to the questor Marcellus Decimus, the narrator of this story. How he led a young boy named Varius in a race against death that culminated in the restoration of the dynasty is one of the more remarkable episodes in the chaotic and violent history of Rome.

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Bladebringer
A brilliant read - featuring one of the most colourful characters ever to rule the Roman Empire, M.Aurelius Antoninus "Elegabalus", who came to the throne, and was assassinated, in his teens.
Okay, in my opinion the author takes a few liberties with history, like associating the infant Elegabalus with Severus during the latter's reign, but otherwise this is a fantastic read which will appeal to aficionadoes of historical fiction, especially of the Roman kind.
Another reason I like this is that it is set in a period rich in history and culture, when Rome was still at the zenith of its might, yet there has been little fictional exploration of this era. Read it.
Boyn
Based on the glowing reviews I bought this book. I found the narrative choppy with very little character development. Yes, you do get some flavor for historic Roman life but the plot is very thin. For the first 75 pages it went virtually no where. The central character who narrates the story uses almost a short hand style --I would not recommend this book to anyone looking for action and adventure. Sorry this is a miss.
Gardagar
THE SEVERAN PROPHECIES by David Chacko is billed as "... it's not your mother's Roman historical novel."
Well, I concur, for it's also a keen study of brainwashing, indoctrination, innocence trampled upon and corrupted in cold-blood with wide-reaching, tragic results. In addition, it is informative and entertaining, appealing to both male and female readers. Chacko's writing style is fast, fluid, and robust. Once I began reading it, I found it hard to put down, in fact, I could not stop until 3.30 AM.
The action is chock-full of testosterone, battle scenes, political intrigues, unbridled sex, mysterious but bloody rituals, wile palace shenanigans, a close look into the competing religious cults (the Sun God, the Moon Goddess, and Christianity in its infancy) of the time, also a subtly told, tender love story, tested and strained loyalties, memorable characters such as the Druid seer called Blue Man who sets the tone of the tale in its opening pages, and so much more.
Once you open the pages of this novel, be ready to lose yourself in David Chacko's dynamic Roman world.
The narrator of the tale, Marcellus Decimus, is a crusty Roman, intelligent, brave and loyal, a hero worthy of rooting for.
Young Varius, of the Severan dynasty, who at the tender age of fourteen takes on the name Marcus Aurelius Antoninus and becomes the Emperor of the World, is a sympathetic character. He is a bright, tender-hearted, handsome young boy, who starts out with great promise but is manipulated and corrupted mercilessly not only by sycophants but by his nearest and dearest for their own agenda. I found his devotion to his One God believably told and was touched by it. His descent into gender confusion with results that destroyed so many lives, was believable as well, and haunting.

THE SEVERAN PROPHECIES is a satisfying, five-star read. Especially if you like novels that offer more than entertainment, but are educative as well as thought-provoking. David Chacko will not disappoint you.
Whitescar
I really enjoyed 'The Severan Prophecies', the more so because I have researched Varius and his times quite extensively for a project I am working on and so appreciated the many points at which the story touched on the historic "facts". Where history provides little more than a name, the writer cleverly fleshes them out and assigned them likely motive. The story-telling was elevated by an obvious knowledge of the Roman military and 3rd C way of life. It all appeared so very believable. I had to keep reminding myself I was reading a work of fiction, and not a translation of a work such as Julius Caesar's "The Conquest of Gaul".
Trex
If you ever wondered how Roman emperors were made and unmade, read the Severan Prophecies. David Chacko's latest novel is a headlong bloody primer to the emergence of a dynasty that lasted for several generations, each wilder than the preceding one. Told by Marcellus, a tribune who rises to army commander and finally as advisor to emperors, the book is a fascinating look at the turbulence of third century Rome. Written with real style and an authentic Roman voice. Five stars.
Moogugore
I was lured into purchasing this book by the title - the Severan Prophecies - fortunately I paid $3 for it thru ABEBooks. Had I paid a full price, I would be absolutely steamed. What can one say about this poor excuse for a dialled-forward version of "I, Claudius". The writing style is utterly devoid of anything one might call literary. Perhaps this opus was the left-over of some unfinished creative writing course done at a summer camp. After a few chapters I skipped around. And hurried to the end, for the 'big finish', as they used to say in vaudeville. The author seems to have no real feeling for the alien nature of the late classical period, with its constant social and political perturbations. This could have been a great novel, but the resources of the author, artistic and imaginative, are just not there.
energy breath
If you'd like to read a historical novel about the Rome Empire that is the strangest of all things--very well written while crammed with action large and small, sex of every kind, mysterious murders, and many turns of high level intrigue--try The Severan Prophecies. It never quits and the ways it never quits are almost endless. A great read and a very fine novel.
It's terribly difficult to respect an historical novel in which the author has the protagonist eating potatoes in 200 AD Rome.

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