Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Overlook Preview: THE REPUBLIC OF VENGEANCE by Paul Waters

New this month is an extraordinary debut novel set in the classical world of Rome and Greece, The Republic of Vengeance, by Paul Waters.

This remarkable story is a tale of a young man's pursuit of his father's murderer and of the values and qualities he develops that will make him a man. More than a historical adventure, The Republic of Vengeance explores timeless questions of freedom, right, duty, and love. On sale in bookstores on January 20.

Early praise for The Republic of Vengeance:

"With its restrained, elegant and poetic tone, The Republic of Vengeance brings to mind Mary Renault. The ancient world has a new and insightful spokesman in Paul Waters."- Margaret George, author of The Memoirs of Cleopatra

This is a rare treat – a truly convincing historical novel. I’ve waited ages for something this good to come along, and this debut instantly brings to mind one name – Mary Renault."- Sue Baker, Publishing News

"Ancient Greece has claimed more than its fair share of outstanding historical novelists - Naomi Mitchison, Mary Renault, Rosemary Sutcliff, William Golding - and Classicist Paul Waters deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as they. Altogether a most powerful and promising debut."- Paul Cartledge, author of Thermopylae and The Spartans.

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