Perfect pace, vivid combat sequences and superb characterisation
Brown promises to be one of the most exciting sword-wielding writers in an ever-popular arena.
Once the action kicks off you won't be able to put it down.
Nick Brown has the craft of storytelling at his fingertips ... The Siege is a fast-paced and satisfying read
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.
If you love Scarrow, adore Iggulden and of course admire Scott, then make sure you add Brown to your list. Great stuff.
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.
A thrilling and fascinating coming-of-age adventure
A gripping addition to the [Agent of Rome] series.
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!'
This entertaining adventure thrills from the outset but it also has much to say on that living, breathing monster of the Roman Empire - slavery.
Praise for AGENT OF ROME: THE SIEGE: 'A masterful debut from a new author completely at home in this era'