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Warrior of Rome I: Fire in the East by [Harry Sidebottom]

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''Sidebottom's prose blazes with searing scholarship.'' --Times (London)

''[An] action-packed and detail-rich narrative. This novel of sharp swords and blunt wit should find an appreciative audience among bloodthirsty battle boys of all ages.'' --Publishers Weekly

''The best sort of red-blooded historical fiction.'' --Andrew Taylor, author of The American Boy

''Harry Sidebottom works on Rome's third century the magic that Patrick O'Brian applied to Nelson's navy. He has the touch of an exceptionally gifted storyteller, drawing on prodigious learning.'' --Timothy Severin, author of The Viking Trilogy --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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'War is hell . . .'

The year is AD 255 - the Roman Imperium is stretched to breaking point, its authority and might challenged along every border. The greatest threat lies in Persia to the east, where the massing forces of the Sassanid Empire loom with fiery menace. There the isolated Roman citadel of Arete awaits inevitable invasion.

One man is sent to marshal the defences and shore up crumbling walls. A man whose name itself means war: a man called Ballista. Alone, Ballista is called to muster the forces and the courage to stand first and to stand hard against the greatest enemy ever to confront the Imperium.

This is part one of Warrior of Rome: an epic of empire, of heroes, of treachery, of courage, and most of all, a story of brutal bloody warfare.

'An exceptionally gifted storyteller' Tim Severin

'The best sort of red-blooded historical fiction' Andrew Taylor

'A well-constructed, well-paced and gripping account' TLS

--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B002RI9JNM
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Penguin (1 April 2009)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 3318 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 448 pages
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