Warrior of Rome III: Lion of the Sun

Warrior of Rome III: Lion of the Sun

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Discover explosive action and white-knuckle drama in the spectacular second instalment in Harry Sidebottom's vivid five-part series, perfect for fans of Bernard Cornwell

Mesopotamia, AD 260

Betrayed by his most trusted adviser, the Roman Emperor Valerian has been captured by the Sassanid barbarians. The shame of the vanquished beats down mercilessly like the white sun, as the frail old emperor prostrates himself before Shapur, King of Kings.

Ballista vows to avenge those who have brought the empire to the brink of destruction with their treachery.

One day, maybe not soon, but one day, I will kill you . . .

But first he must decide what price he will pay for his own freedom. Only the fearless and only those whom the gods will spare from hell can now save the empire from a catastrophic ending.

Ballista, the Warrior of Rome, faces his greatest challenge yet . . .

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
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Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 28mm | 330g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 3 ed
  • none
  • 9780141032313
  • 38,050

About Harry Sidebottom

Dr Harry Sidebottom is a Fellow of St Benet's Hall and lecturer at Lincoln College, Oxford, where he specializes in ancient warfare and classical art. All six of his Warrior of Rome novels are available from Penguin in paperback and ebook.
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Sidebottom's best novel to date. He has improved on the 2nd book of the series and blended action, intrigue and dignitas perfectly.show more
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