Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Can't-Wait Wednesday: Caligula by Simon Turney

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and talk about the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. It's based on Waiting On Wednesday hosted at Breaking the Spine.

Caligula by Simon Turney
Expected publication: March 8th 2018 by Orion

Caligula: loving brother, reluctant Emperor and tortured soul.

The six children of Germanicus are cursed from birth. Father: believed poisoned by the Emperor Tiberius over the imperial succession. Mother and two brothers arrested and starved to death by Tiberius. One sister married off to an abusive husband. Only three are left: Caligula, in line for the imperial throne, and his two sisters, Drusilla and Livilla, who tells us this story.

The ascent of their family into the imperial dynasty forces Caligula to change from the fun-loving boy Livilla knew into a shrewd, wary and calculating young man. Tiberius's sudden death allows Caligula to manhandle his way to power. With the bloodthirsty tyrant dead, it should be a golden age in Rome and, for a while, it is. But Caligula suffers emotional blow after emotional blow as political allies, friends, and finally family betray him and attempt to overthrow him, by poison, by the knife, by any means possible.

Little by little, Caligula becomes a bitter, resentful and vengeful Emperor, every shred of the boy he used to be eroded. As Caligula loses touch with reality, there is only one thing to be done before Rome is changed irrevocably...

A book about Caligula by Simon Turney? SAY NO MORE!

What do you think of this book? Let me know in the comments!


  1. It seems a very intriguing book. I hadn't heard of it before, which is a pity since I love the Roman Empire period. Thank you for sharing it.

    Happy readings!
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  2. Oooh! This sounds like an interesting book! Great pick!

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  3. Oh this is new to me! I'd not heard of this author before. I LOVE the cover. :D I hope you enjoy the book when you get the chance to read it!

    Have a great week, Stephanie. =)

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  4. Definitely an intriguing book, and I'm struck by the difference between the cover and the blurb -- the blurb speaks about something horrible in a way, but the cover is almost majestic.

  5. Ah, that cover!! So gorgeous!! Great pick - this is a time period/setting I don't see much.

  6. Sounds interesting but every time I see this name, I think of The Bronx Tale - I think it was also the name of the main kid. This cover is gorgeous so nice pick!

  7. Love the cover and it does sound like it would be an interesting read too. Nice pick.

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  8. I haven't read anything by this author before, but this sounds like a really interesting story. I hope that you enjoy it when you get the chance to read it! :)

  9. WOW, would you look at that stunning cover!

  10. Sorry for the late comment back.... :(

    That SURE is a GORGEOUS cover! And for such a subject, too.

    Caligula is infamous for his cruelties and excesses. It sure is interesting to find out how he got to be that way. This should be a FASCINATING read, in terms of psychology!

    Thanks for sharing!! Hope you're having a GREAT week!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)


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