The stunning sixth novel in Nick Brown's acclaimed Agent of Rome series, featuring Cassius' most astonishing race against time yet.
Imperial agent Cassius Corbulo is about to go rogue. His bodyguard, Indavara, has been kidnapped and has seemingly vanished off the face of the earth. Having spent weeks trying to discover his fate, Cassius's time is up: his superiors want him to return to duty.
But when an old ally's daughter is enslaved, he feels obliged to repay a long standing debt. Refusing the offer of a prestigious post, Cassius - and his Christian servant Simo - join nomadic chieftain Kabir and a trio of warriors, determined to rescue the missing girl. Now operating outside the law, the unlikely band journey across the perilous plague-ridden hinterland of Asia Minor, hunting the slavers. But these are no common criminals, and Cassius finds himself up against ruthless, cunning men with powerful friends and a lot to lose.
Nick Brown grew up in Norfolk and later studied history at the University of Sussex. In 2000 he embarked on a PCGE course at the University of Exeter and began a career as a teacher of English and humanities. Having taught in England and Poland he now lives in his home town, Norwich. The Emperor's Silver is the fifth volume of the Agent of Rome series.
A gripping addition to the [Agent of Rome] series. — The Times
This entertaining adventure thrills from the outset but it also has much to say on that living, breathing monster of the Roman Empire - slavery. — Sunday Express
It's hard to avoid a comparison with the Empress of Roman crime, Lindsey Davis, but for me, Nick Brown holds his own in such exalted company. — crimereview.co.uk
Praise for AGENT OF ROME: THE IMPERIAL BANNER:
'The Imperial Banner is Roman adventure at its best... brutal action leavened by a cynical brand of military humour, history, mystery, romance and an almost tangible sense of cohesion and camaraderie amongst Cassius and his cohorts. It's a formula that works well in so Brown's capable hands... Cassius's next assignment can't come too soon!'
— Lancashire Evening Post
If you love Scarrow, adore Iggulden and of course admire Scott, then make sure you add Brown to your list. Great stuff. — Falcata Times
Praise for AGENT OF ROME: THE SIEGE:
'A masterful debut from a new author completely at home in this era'
— Manda Scott
Once the action kicks off you won't be able to put it down. — Anthony Riches, author of the Empire series
Perfect pace, vivid combat sequences and superb characterisation — Lancashire Evening Post
Brown promises to be one of the most exciting sword-wielding writers in an ever-popular arena. — The Oxford Times
A thrilling and fascinating coming-of-age adventure — Book Gazette
Nick Brown has the craft of storytelling at his fingertips ... The Siege is a fast-paced and satisfying read — Russell Whitfield, author of Gladiatrix
Brown has given this Roman military/adventure story a great twist in having Cassius hail from the secret service ranks ...The Siege is also a character study and offers a rare glimpse into 3rd century Rome and her occupation of Syria. — Historical Novels Review