My review of Last Prophecy of Rome by Iain King

Having read Iain King’s first novel featuring Myles Munro, Secrets of the Last Nazi, I was delighted to be able to get my hands on a copy of his new book, Last Prophecy of Rome which comes out today!  I loved the first novel and gave it 5 stars, I loved this one even more and feel that the main character, Myles really develops.

With a tag line like this to drag you in- “An ancient empire. A terrifying threat to the World’s Superpower. Only one man can stop it” – the book does have a lot to live up too and King really does not disappoint.

The blurb –

ROME: Maverick military historian Myles Munro is on holiday with girlfriend and journalist Helen Bridle. He’s convinced a bomb is about to be detonated at the American Embassy.

NEW YORK: A delivery van hurtling through Wall Street, blows up, showering the sky with a chilling message: America is about to be brought down like the Roman Empire.

Juma, an African warlord, set free by the Arab Spring, plans to make it happen.

When a US Senator is taken hostage, a chilling chain of events begins, and Myles finds himself caught in a race against time to stop Juma. But, he’s not prepared for the shocking truth that the woman he once loved, Juma’s wife, Placidia, has now become a terrorist.

This book is a cracking thriller and such a page turner, I read it in just over a day and loved every page.  The words flowed and I lost time reading, and did the classic, just one more page, one more chapter until before I knew it I was 75% through and might as well finish it now being so close to the end and needing to know what happened – I lost track of time and felt at times like I was living the story with them.

I really enjoyed the books written by Dan Brown when they first came out and for me, Myles is a better main character and Iain King’s books are better in my opinion, and I have read quite a few books over the last few years to get a comparison! (Check out my Goodreads stats)

Overall this book for me was a brilliant read and looking forward to more books featuring Myles and Helen. Thank you to the publishers Bookouture for letting me get my hands on a review copy!

More about Iain King, our author –
Iain King has worked in warzones, politics, teaching and journalism. In Afghanistan he served alongside both of Britain’s most senior casualties, and in more frontline bases than any other civilian. He is one of the youngest people ever to be made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE).
Once a student at Oxford University and later a Fellow at Cambridge, he has given talks at the UK’s Defence Academy and lectures to the Royal United Services Institute. He now leads the UK Government’s research unit on conflict, and writes a column about military history for a popular monthly magazine.
Iain King has also been a professional speechwriter for high-profile figures, a journalist, and a report writer to the UN Security Council.  He is already the author of two very successful non-fiction books, Peace at Any Price: How the World Failed Kosovo and How to Make Good Decisions and Be Right All the Time.The Myles Munro books are his first works of fiction.
Amazingly, Iain wrote his first novel Secrets of the Last Nazi almost entirely in secret – a double- life he kept from both his wife and children, and his employers and coworkers – until just days before publication, when a friend accidently broke his cover with an innocuous post on Facebook, which caused mayhem.
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