A Song for Nero by Tom Holt

By Tom Holt

Heritage tells us that during 69AD, on the ripe outdated age of 32 and on listening to that basic Glaba's forces have been last in, Nero fled his palace in Rome. He stabbed himself within the throat with a pen and was once trampled to loss of life through horses in a muddy ditch. His final phrases have been, 'What an artist dies with me'. yet there's one other danger: Nero didn't die in that ditch, yet someone who appeared greatly like him did. this provides Nero the chance to begin a brand new existence in pursuit of his past love: tune. yet there's an issue - Nero is being pursued through those that have cause to suspect he's nonetheless alive - one desires him useless, the opposite is a passionate fan of his dreadful song and desires his genius known ... Tom Holt is an leading edge, tough and fantastically wonderful author of ancient fiction. NERO is vital examining for all fanatics of Tom Holt and historic fiction.

Paperback: 576 pages
Publisher: Abacus; New Ed version (15 Jan 2004)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0349116148
ISBN-13: 978-0349116143

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A Song for Nero

Background tells us that during 69AD, on the ripe outdated age of 32 and on listening to that normal Glaba's forces have been final in, Nero fled his palace in Rome. He stabbed himself within the throat with a pen and used to be trampled to loss of life by way of horses in a muddy ditch. His final phrases have been, 'What an artist dies with me'.

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Young Sam: Oh, Ellie—what’s that groaning sound? Young Ellie: That’s the ice creaking under us. Young Sam: Can it hold us? Young Ellie: It ought to. We’re neither one of us much more than skin and bone. Old Ellie: We were halfway across when we heard voices behind us. Slave hunter 1: Hey, there! Slave hunter 2: You two children! Stop where you are! Slave hunter 1: Stop, or we’ll shoot! Young Sam: They’ve got guns! Young Ellie: They won’t shoot us. We’re worth too much alive. Young Sam: (hearing a shot fired) You thought wrong, big sister!

They’d been all bunched up close together. A hole had broken through the ice, and one of the men was in the water. 35 Slave hunter 1: Help! I’ve fallen in! Get me out of here. Old Ellie: We kept moving. By and by, we were climbing up the riverbank. Old Sam: The old man who had waved towered over us in the firelight. He looked out over the ice. Zeke: (chuckling) Look at that poor devil yonder! He’s soaked to the skin in this freezing weather. He’s likely to catch his death of cold. Old Ellie: I looked back across the river.

Young Ellie: What do you seen, Sam? 30 Young Sam: We’re driving through a valley. The river’s nothing more than a trickle. And we’re between two hills, sure enough. Old Ellie: After a while, the wagon ground to a stop. Peg Leg Joe: (singing) There’s another river on the other side, Follow the Drinking Gourd. (speaking) Now, out with you two! Old Sam: We climbed out of the wagon and found ourselves facing a river. Old Ellie: The Tennessee River, it was. Young Ellie: We owe you a lot, mister. Peg Leg Joe: Yes, you do!

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