Warrior of Rome II: King of Kings
AD256. The spectre of treachery hangs ominously over the Roman Empire.
The sparks of Christian fervour have spread through the empire like wildfire, and the imperium is alive with the machinations of dangerous and powerful men.
All the while, Sassanid forces press forward relentlessly along the eastern frontier.
When battle-bloodied general Ballista returns to the imperial court from the fallen city of Arete, he discovers that there are those who would rather see him dead than alive.
Soon caught in a sinister web of intrigue and religious fanaticism, Ballista's courage and loyalty will be put to the ultimate test in the service of Rome and the Emperor . . .
The Warrior of Rome is back.
Praise for Harry Sidebottom
'Sidebottom's prose blazes with searing scholarship' Times
'The best sort of red-blooded historical fiction' Andrew Taylor, author of The American Boy
- Paperback | 544 pages
- 129 x 198 x 32mm | 373g
- 28 Jan 2010
- Penguin Books Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- 2 ed
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-"The Times" (UK)
"He has the touch of an exceptionally gifted story teller, drawing on prodigious learning."
-Timothy Severin, author of "The Viking Trilogy"
"The best sort of red-blooded historical fiction."
-Andrew Taylor, author of "The American Boy"
"At last a piece of Roman historical fiction for grown-ups"
-Robert Low, author of "The Oath Sworn" Series
"Sidebottom provides a well-constructed, well-paced and gripping account ... which, as a good series should, leaves the reader eagerly anticipating the next installment."
-"Times Literary Supplement"
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