The Man Who Sold the Roman Empire by Gavin Chappell
Approx. 63,870 words.
Published on May 31, 2011.
Ancient Rome under the mad Emperor Commodus.
Laetus, head of the emperor's bodyguard, knows that his master must be removed for the good of the Empire. But who is best suited to replace him, and how can they prepare for the coup without attracting the paranoid Emperor's suspicion? Laetus will have to resort to desperate measures before order can be restored.
But at what price?