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AD 100: Flavius Ferox, Briton and Roman centurion, is finding it hard to keep the peace. Based at Vindolanda – an army fort on the northern frontier of Britannia and the entire Roman world – he feels the eyes of his enemies on him at all hours. Ambitious leaders sense a chance to carve out empires of their own. While men nearer at hand speak in whispers of war and the destruction of Rome. And out at sea, ships of pirates and deserters restlessly wait for the time to launch their attack on the empire's land.
About the Author
Adrian Goldsworthy has a doctorate in Ancient History from Oxford. He is the bestselling author of numerous books about Ancient Rome including Caesar: The Life of a Colossus, The Punic Wars and How Rome Fell.
'Praise the gods, Ferox returns in a novel of explosive action and profound authenticity. No one knows the Roman army better than Adrian Goldsworthy, and no one writes more convincing Roman fiction' Harry Sidebottom. 'Adrian Goldsworthy undoubtedly knows his stuff' For Winters Nights. 'Goldsworthy really knows the past and makes it feel like you're living it' Weekend Sport. 'With Goldsworthy's academic background, the historical accuracy of the novel is unquestioned. More impressive are the quality of the narrative and the complexity of the characters. More of an adventure novel than the usual sword-and-sandals epic ... A hugely enjoyable read by a master of non-fiction turned deft hand at Roman historical fiction' Historical Novel Society.
ISBN: 9781784978174 ISBN-10: 1784978175 Series: Vindolanda Audience:
Number Of Pages: 384 Published: 9th May 2018 Publisher: Head of Zeus Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 14.6
Weight (kg): 0.44