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  • Published: 4 July 2012
  • ISBN: 9780141046167
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $19.99

Warrior Of Rome

The Amber Road




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

The Caspian Gates is the fourth in Harry Sidebottom's captivating Warrior of Rome Series.
AD262 - the Imperium is in turmoil after the struggle for the throne. Furthermore, Ephesus, Asia's metropolis, lies in ruins, shattered by a mighty earthquake. Its citizens live in fear as the mob overwhelms the city, baying for blood to avenge the gods who have punished them.
Yet an even greater threat to the Empire advances from the North. The barbaric Goth tribes sail towards Ephesus, determined to pillage the city. Only Ballista, Warrior of Rome, knows the ways of the barbarians, and only he can defeat them.
The Goths' appetite for brutality and destruction is limitless and before long Ballista is locked into a deadly bloodfeud, with an enemy that has sworn to destroy him - and the Imperium - at all costs.
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: 4 July 2012
  • ISBN: 9780141046167
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • 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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