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The Black Stone : Agent of Rome - Nick Brown

The Black Stone

Agent of Rome


Published: 1st August 2014
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Obsessed by the solar religions of the east, the emperor Aurelian sets out to obtain every sacred object within his realm. But one - a mysterious rock said to channel the power of the sun god - lies beyond his reach. Warrior-priest Ilaha has captured the legendary stone and is using it to raise an army against Rome.

For Imperial agent Cassius Corbulo and ex-gladiator bodyguard Indavara, stopping him constitutes their greatest challenge yet. Assisted by a squad of undercover soldiers and a Saracen chieftain, they trek south across the deserts of Arabia, encountering sandstorms, murderous money-lenders and a ruthless German mercenary.

And when they finally reach Ilaha's mountain fortress, they face thousands of warriors who will give their lives to protect him ... and the black stone.


'The Imperial Banner is Roman adventure at its best... brutal action leavened by a cynical brand of military humour, history, mystery, romance and an almost tangible sense of cohesion and camaraderie amongst Cassius and his cohorts. It's a formula that works well in so Brown's capable hands... Cassius's next assignment can't come too soon!' - Lancashire Evening Post

If you love Scarrow, adore Iggulden and of course admire Scott, then make sure you add Brown to your list. Great stuff. - Falcata Times


'A masterful debut from a new author completely at home in this era' - Manda Scott

Once the action kicks off you won't be able to put it down. - Anthony Riches, author of the Empire series

Perfect pace, vivid combat sequences and superb characterisation - Lancashire Evening Post

Brown promises to be one of the most exciting sword-wielding writers in an ever-popular arena. - The Oxford Times

A thrilling and fascinating coming-of-age adventure - Book Gazette

Nick Brown has the craft of storytelling at his fingertips ... The Siege is a fast-paced and satisfying read - Russell Whitfield, author of Gladiatrix

ISBN: 9781444779097
ISBN-10: 1444779095
Series: Agent of Rome
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 1st August 2014
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.8 x 16.3  x 4.0
Weight (kg): 0.78
Edition Number: 1