Sword of Rome

by Douglas Jackson

Part of the Gaius Valerius Verrens Series

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Sword of Rome Synopsis

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.

Sword of Rome Press Reviews

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


One of the best historical novelists writing today. DAILY EXPRESS


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ISBN: 9780552167918
Publication date: 17/07/2014
Publisher: Corgi Books an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback

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ISBN: 9780552167918
Publication date: 17th July 2014
Author: Douglas Jackson
Publisher: Corgi Books an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 512 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction,
Categories: Historical fiction,

About Douglas Jackson

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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