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

Hero of Rome (Gaius Valerius Verrens 1)

An action-packed and riveting novel of Roman adventure.



The first book in an action-packed and rigrously researched new Roman historical series by the acclaimed author of Caligula and Claudius.

Perfect for fans of Simon Scarrow and Ben Kane, this heart-stopping historical thriller from bestselling author Douglas Jackson will have you on the edge of your seat! "Rightly hailed as one of the best historical novelists writing today" -- DAILY EXPRESSReaders are loving Gaius Valerius Verrens! "This was probably the best book that I have read of this genre." - 5 STARS."As good as Scarrow, Riches or Scott." - 5 STARS."Valerius is quite addictive..." - 5 STARS .**************************************************************AD 59: Rome's grip on Britain is weakening. Roman cruelty and exploitation has angered their British subjects; the Druids are on the rise; the warrior queen Boudicca will lead the tribes to war.

The Roman Tribune, Gaius Valerius Verrens must lead the veteran legions at Colonia in a last stand against the rising tide of rebellion and the unstoppable horde of Boudicca's rebel army.

Can he defend his honour and the Empire he represents? Hero of Rome is the first in Douglas Jackson's Gaius Valerius Verrens series. His story continues in Defender of Rome.

  • Published: 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 (Gaius Valerius Verrens 1)

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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