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Warrior of Rome: the Amber Road by Harry Sidebottom
  

Warrior of Rome: the Amber Road

Part of the Warrior of Rome Series
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A highly detailed, scintillating tale of intrigue and war, set, like the rest of the series, in the Ancient Roman Empire in a moment of history that is rarely explored – the third century crisis, when the Empire split in two. This is the sixth in the series which began with Warrior of Rome: Fire in the East and though they work individually, if you enjoy Roman epics then it is definitely worth reading these in order. Our hero, Ballista, is a little older, wiser and wearier than before as he must face the threat from the Angles and other Germanic tribes in the north. Sidebottom is an expert on the period and it is rich in detail and littered with Latin all of which is explained in a thorough glossary if you need a little help to keep up (I certainly did!).

If you like Harry Sidebottom you might also like to read books by Anthony Riches, Simon Scarrow and Ian Ross.

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Warrior of Rome: the Amber Road by Harry Sidebottom

Warrior of Rome: The Amber Road is the sixth book in Harry Sidebottom's Warrior of Rome series. AD 264 - The Roman Empire is torn in two. The western provinces - Gaul, Spain and Britain - have been seized by the pretender Postumus. To the east, on the plains of northern Italy, the armies of the emperor Gallienus muster. War is coming. Everyone must choose a side. On a mission shrouded in secrecy and suspicion, Ballista must journey The Amber Road to the far north to Hyperborea, back to his original home and the people of his birth. A fearsome, masked warlord attacks, bringing fire and sword against the Angles. Yet not all welcome Ballista's return. Does treachery pose the greatest danger? Dr Harry Sidebottom is a leading authority on ancient warfare - he applies his knowledge with a spectacular flair for sheer explosive action and knuckle-whitening drama. Fans of Bernard Cornwell will love Sidebottom's recreation of the ancient world. Praise for Harry Sidebottom: Sidebottom's prose blazes with searing scholarship . (The Times). The best sort of red-blooded historical fiction . (Andrew Taylor, author of The American Boy). Dr. Harry Sidebottom is Fellow of St Benets Hall, and Lecturer at Lincoln College, Oxford - where he specializes in ancient warfare and classical art.

Reviews

'Blazes with searing scholarship'

- The Times

'Sidebottom has the touch of an exceptionally gifted storyteller, drawing on prodigious learning.

- Tim Severin, author of the Vikings trilogy

About the Author

Harry Sidebottom

Harry Sidebottom was brought up in racing stables in Newmarket where his father was a trainer. Educated at various schools and universities, including Oxford, he took his Doctorate in Ancient History at Corpus Christi College. He has taught at various universities including Oxford, where he is now Fellow and Director of Studies in Ancient History at St Benets Hall, and Lecturer in Ancient History at Lincoln College.

He has travelled widely, especially around the Mediterranean, including trips travelling as a guest speaker on a Cunard liner and a memorable solo journey into Albania not long after the fall of the dictator Enver Hoxha.

All his life he has gone racing, and played and watched rugby and cricket. He was a founder member of Woodstock Rugby Football Club and has recently discovered the pleasures of real tennis.

Author photo © James Hawkins Photography

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Publication date

14th August 2014

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Publisher

Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
464 pages

Categories

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ISBN

9780141046181

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