R.S. Gompertz

Biography

It's 123 A.D. On the edge of the Roman Empire, a dead governor leaves behind the opportunity of a lifetime.


Mysteriously promoted, a senator’s son finds himself in an ancient world of trouble. Within days of taking office, Hispania’s taxpayers are in open revolt, the legionaries depart to build Hadrian's Wall, and the once-sleepy province is rocked by slave revolts, bread riots, and fad religions.


A quixotic saga steeped in humor and history, "No Roads Lead to Rome" chronicles the clumsy schemes of the new governor and his shadowy advisor, a superstitious centurion's struggle to save his faith in the faded ideals of the Republic, and a Jewish rebel's reluctant vow to change the course of history. All are pitted against the Gods, the Emperor, and the decline and fall of damn near everything.


It's 123 A.D.-a time not unlike the present-and No Roads Lead to Rome.

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Books

Quirk In Progress
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Price: Free! Words: 7,820. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Snap, Crackle, Pop Culture! Have a Euro sandwich with a side of Americana! A collection of humorous articles and cheaply personal musings that cover the full spectrum from an app that translates Keith Richards into English to proof that Ringo broke up the Beatles. Disney buys the Holy Land! Chicago changes its name to Boston! Twitter success in 10 easy tweets and other essential insights.
The Expat's Pajamas: Barcelona
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Price: Free! Words: 7,860. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
A wise person observed that visiting a new place for a day makes you an expert but the longer you stay, the less you seem to know. From 2000 to 2005, I lived with my family in Sant Cugat, a Catalan village on the outskirts of Barcelona, Spain. Most of these essays were written and published while avoiding work on my humorous historical novel, “No Roads Lead to Rome.”
No Roads Lead to Rome
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,550. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2009. Category: Fiction » Literature » Business
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It’s 123 AD. Steeped in humor and history, this quixotic saga chronicles the clumsy schemes of an inept governor and his shadowy advisor, a superstitious centurion's struggle to save his faith in the faded ideals of the Republic, and a young rebel's reluctant vow to change the course of history. All are pitted against the Gods, the Emperor Hadrian, and the decline and fall of nearly everything.

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