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  • Published: 12 December 2011
  • ISBN: 9780141032290
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 434
  • RRP: $19.99

Warrior Of Rome

The Amber Road




AD 264: The Roman Empire is torn in two - and everyone must choose a side . . .

Warrior of Rome I: Fire in the East is Harry Sidebottom's historical debut.
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.
Dr Harry Sidebottom is a leading authority on ancient warfare - he applies his knowledge with a spectacular flair for sheer explosive action and knuckle-whitening drama. Fans of Bernard Cornwell will love Sidebottom's recreation of the ancient world.
Praise for Harry Sidebottom:
'Sidebottom's prose blazes with searing scholarship' The Times
'The best sort of red-blooded historical fiction' Andrew Taylor, author of The American Boy
Dr. Harry Sidebottom is Fellow of St Benets Hall, and Lecturer at Lincoln College, Oxford - where he specializes in ancient warfare and classical art.

  • Pub date: 12 December 2011
  • ISBN: 9780141032290
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 434
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Harry Sidebottom

Dr Harry Sidebottom teaches classical history at the University of Oxford, where he is a Fellow of St Benet's Hall and a lecturer at Lincoln College.  He has an international reputation as a scholar, having published widely on ancient warfare. classical art and the cultural history of the Roman Empire.
Originally from Newmarket in Suffolk, he now lives with his wife and two sons in Woodstock, near Oxford.

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