By Santiago Posteguillo
Circo Máximo, de Santiago Posteguillo, que ha escrito otras obras de narrativa histórica como Las Legiones Malditas o los angeles traición de Roma, es los angeles segunda parte de los angeles trilogía de Trajano, que comenzó con Los asesinos del emperador, un relato impactante, descomunal, descrito con un trepidante pulso narrativo destinado a trasla dar al lector a l. a. Roma imperial de los césares. Santiago posteguillo se ha convertido en el autor español de referencia de l. a. novela histórica sobre Roma y el mundo antiguo. Bienvenidos al mundo de Marco Ulpio Trajano. Circo Máximo es l. a. historia de Trajano y su gobierno, guerras y traiciones, lealtades insobornables e historias de amor imposibles. Hay una vestal, un juicio, inocentes acusados, un abogado especial, mensajes cifrados, códigos secretos, batallas campales, fortalezas inexpugnables, asedios sin fin, dos aurigas rivales, el Anfiteatro, los gladiadores y tres carreras de cuadrigas. Hay también un caballo especial, diferente a todos, leyes antiguas olvidadas, sacrificios humanos, amargura y terror, pero también destellos de nobleza y esperanza, como l. a. llama de Vesta, que mientras arde preserva a Roma. Sólo que hay noches en las que los angeles llama del Templo de Vesta tiembla. l. a. rueda de l. a. Fortuna comienza entonces a girar. En esos momentos, todo puede pasar y hasta l. a. vida del propio Trajano, aunque él no lo sepa, corre peligro. Y, esto es lo mejor de todo, ocurrió: hubo un complot para asesinar a Marco Ulpio Trajano
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