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Wounds of Honour: Empire I

Wounds of Honour: Empire I

The first instalment in Anthony Riches’ bestselling Empire series.

‘A master of the genre’ The Times

Thrilling, authentic and action-packed, this novel introduces soldier hero Marcus Valerius: a centurion stationed on Hadrian’s Wall in the second century during a revolt against the Roman Empire.

Marcus Valerius Aquila has scarcely landed in Britannia when he has to run for his life – condemned to dishonorable death by power-crazed emperor Commodus. The plan is to take a new name, serve in an obscure regiment on Hadrian’s Wall and lie low until he can hope for justice. Then a rebel army sweeps down from the wastes north of the Wall, and Marcus has to prove he’s hard enough to lead a century in the front line of a brutal, violent war.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Historical Fiction

On Sale: 24th September 2009

Price: £9.99

ISBN-13: 9781848948549

Reviews

This is fast-paced and gripping "read-through-the-night" fiction, with marvellous characters and occasional moments of dark humour. Some authors are better historians than they are storytellers. Anthony Riches is brilliant at both.
Conn Iggulden
Riches has captured how soldiers speak and act to a tee and he is very descriptive when it comes to the fighting. It is a novel full of power, lust, envy, violence and vanity. The very things that made Rome great and the very things that would lead to its downfall. If you like historical novels, read this book.
NavyNet on ARROWS OF FURY
Ancient adventure at its pulsating best! . . . A military expert, Riches brings top-notch drama, vivid storytelling and historical realism to his tales set in a turbulent time.
<i>Lancashire Evening Post</i> on <i>Arrows of Fury</i>
Cornwell, Iggulden, Smith - Beware. There is a new power on the rise.
www.bookgeeks.co.uk
'With Wounds of Honour Anthony Riches has produced a terrific first novel that focuses on the soldiers of the Roman Empire in great detail. He vibrantly portrays the life in an auxiliary unit.'
<i>Canberra Times</i>
'An unputdownable read.'
<i>Good Reading Magazine</i>