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  • Published: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407055053
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 480
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Hero of Rome

(Gaius Valerius Verrens 1)


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A major new Roman trilogy from this highly acclaimed historical novelist.

The Roman grip on Britain is weakening. Emperor Nero has turned his face away from this far-flung outpost. The Druids are on the rise, spreading seeds of rebellion among the British tribes. Roman cruelty and exploitation has angered their British subjects. The warrior queen Boudicca will lead the tribes to war.

Standing against the rising tide of Boudicca’s rebellion is Roman Tribune, Gaius Valerius Verrens, Commander of the veteran legions at Colonia. Valerius leads the veterans in a last stand against the unstoppable horde of Boudicca’s rebel army. Step by step, the bloodied survivors are forced back into the Temple of Claudius. It is here that Valerius wins lifelong fame and the accolade Hero of Rome.

  • Pub date: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407055053
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 480

About the Author

Douglas Jackson

A journalist by profession, Douglas Jackson transformed a lifelong fascination for Rome and the Romans in to his first two highly-praised novels, Caligula and Claudius. His third, Hero of Rome, introduced readers to a new series hero, Gaius Valerius Verrens. Seven further novels featuring Valerius have followed - the most recent being Glory of Rome - and have won critical acclaim and confirm their author as one of the UK's foremost historical novelists. An active member of the Historical Writers Association and the Historical Novel Society, Douglas Jackson lives near Stirling in Scotland.

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Praise for Hero of Rome

“A master of his discipline rightly hailed as one of the best historical novelists writing today”

Daily Express

“A splendid piece of storytelling and a vivid recreation of a long-dead-world”

Allan Massie

“If I were Conn Iggulden or Simon Scarrow, I'd be rather worried by the new Scottish kid on the block”

The Scotsman


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