Tell us a story

LoveReading is thrilled to announce the launch of The Very Short Story Award 2019! If you think you have a story we'll love, click here to find out more and how to enter:

Find out more

Enemy of Rome

by Douglas Jackson

Part of the Gaius Valerius Verrens Series

Action / Adventure / Spy / Espionage eBooks of the Month Historical Fiction

Enemy of Rome Synopsis

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...

Enemy of Rome Press Reviews

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

If you loved this, you might like these...

Arminius The Limits of Empire
Arminius The Limits of Empire
Ravenspur Rise of the Tudors
Hunting the Eagles

All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780552167949
Publication date: 30/07/2015
Publisher: Corgi Books an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780593070567
Publication date: 28/08/2014
Publisher: Bantam Press an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780552167949
Publication date: 30th July 2015
Author: Douglas Jackson
Publisher: Corgi Books an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 496 pages
Genres: Action Adventure / Spy, 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.

More About Douglas Jackson

More Books By Douglas Jackson

Cover for Enemy of Rome by Douglas Jackson
Cover for Sword of Rome by Douglas Jackson
Cover for Defender of Rome by Douglas Jackson
View All Books By Douglas Jackson

Share this book