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Sword of Rome by Douglas Jackson
  

Sword of Rome

Part of the Gaius Valerius Verrens Series
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The fourth in Douglas Jackson’s series featuring Gaius Valerius Verrens, new readers may enjoy starting with the brilliant Hero of Rome. AD 69, the year of four Emperors, was one of the most tumultuous moments in all of civilised history and a popular moment for historical novelists. Jackson thrusts Valerius into the very midst of high Roman intrigue and thrilling action and fans of the series won’t be disappointed at the twists and turns as Rome shudders beneath the immense shifts of power. Gripping stuff.

If you like Douglas Jackson you might also like to read books by Robert Fabbri, Henry Venmore-Rowland and Ben Kane.

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Sword of Rome by Douglas Jackson

the Emperor Nero's erratic and bloody reign is in its death throes when Gaius Valerius Verrens is dispatched to Rome on a mission that will bring it to a close. With Nero dead, the city holds its breath and awaits the arrival his successor, Servius Sulpicius Galba, governor of Hispania. The Empire prays for peace, but it prays in vain. Galba promises stability and prosperity, but his rule begins with a massacre and ends only months later in chaos and carnage. This will become known as the Year of the Four Emperors, a time of civil war which will tear Rome apart and test Valerius's skills and loyalties to their very limit. Fortunate to survive Galba's fall, Valerius is sent on a mission by Rome's new Emperor, Otho, to his old friend Vitellius, commander of the armies of the north. Vitellius's legions are on the march, and only Valerius can persuade him to halt them before the inevitable confrontation. In an epic adventure that will take him the length and breadth of a divided land, the one-armed Roman fights to stay alive and stave off a bloodbath as he is stalked by the most implacable enemy he has ever faced.

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Cracking...one of our finest writers. Saturday (Supp to the Scottish Daily Record)

One of the best historical novelists writing today. DAILY EXPRESS


About the Author

Douglas Jackson was born in Jedburgh in the Scottish borders and now lives in Bridge of Allan. He is an assistant editor at the Scotsman.

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Publication date

17th July 2014

Author

Douglas Jackson

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www.douglas-jackson.net/

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Publisher

Corgi Books an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Paperback
512 pages

Categories

Historical Fiction
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ISBN

9780552167918

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