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Enemy of Rome by Douglas Jackson
  

Enemy of Rome

Part of the Gaius Valerius Verrens Series
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Amongst this crowded area of bloody battle and deceit in ancient Rome this series stands out. It is the fifth featuring Valerius, his loyal servant, former slave Serpentius and his love. Saved from execution and eventually sent to spy in Rome, this is set in a time of civil war (AD 69) and great unrest. Unlike some set during this period you are not drowned in names, there is a clear plot, lots of emotional interest and excellent battle/action scenes. One lives within the fight. The end is very tense – great stuff.

~ Sarah Broadhurst

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Synopsis

Enemy of Rome by Douglas Jackson

Summer, AD 69. Rome and its empire are in turmoil, caught in the coils of a desperate and destructive civil war. The emperor Otho is dead by his own hand and his rival, Aulus Vitellius, occupies the imperial throne. However, a new challenge has arisen in the East - the legions of Titus Flavius Vespasian have declared him their Emperor. In the dry heat of an August morning, Gaius Valerius Verrens prepares for his last day on earth. Wrongly accused of deserting his legion on the field of Bedriacum, it seems he is destined to die a coward's death. Then the executioner's hand is stayed. Vitellius' enemies will spare the life of the man who was once Hero of Rome if he pledges allegiance to Vespasian and his cause. Valerius - tired of the endless slaughter and hoping that he might be reunited with his lost love - agrees. And so he must battle his way south to Rome in order to persuade his friend Vitellius to stand down for the greater good of the city, its people and the Empire. But this is civil war and this is Rome, and Valerius - his loyalties divided and branded an enemy of the people - is trapped in a maze of distrust, corruption, betrayal and blood-letting...


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'Superb battle scenes . . . I was gripped from start to finish.' Ben Kane, author, The Forgotten Legion


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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Book Info

Publication date

30th July 2015

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
496 pages

Categories

Action Adventure / Spy
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ISBN

9780552167949

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