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Legionary: Land of the Sacred Fire (Legionary 3)
     

Legionary: Land of the Sacred Fire (Legionary 3)

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by Gordon Doherty
 

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The empire is on its knees, but a last hope lies beyond the eastern frontier . . .

377 AD: Emperor Valens has stripped the Persian frontier of its legions, sending every available man to Thracia in an effort to contain the rampaging Gothic hordes. Now, covetous eyes have fallen upon Rome's trade-rich but sparsely defended desert provinces. Shapur II, Shahanshah

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The empire is on its knees, but a last hope lies beyond the eastern frontier . . .

377 AD: Emperor Valens has stripped the Persian frontier of its legions, sending every available man to Thracia in an effort to contain the rampaging Gothic hordes. Now, covetous eyes have fallen upon Rome's trade-rich but sparsely defended desert provinces. Shapur II, Shahanshah of the Sassanid Empire and his many client kings have long believed Rome's eastern holdings to be theirs by ancestral right, and those lands have never been more vulnerable. Thus, Valens must grasp at the slimmest of hopes that a Persian invasion can be staved off, not by the brute force of absent legions, but by the tenacity of a hardy few. For in the heart of enemy lands, something thought long lost might just offer salvation.

When Optio Numerius Vitellius Pavo and a select group of the XI Claudia are summoned to the Persian front, they leave Thracia behind, knowing little of what awaits them. They know only that they are to march into a burning land of strange gods. They whisper tales of the mighty Persian Savaran cavalry and pray to Mithras they will see their homes and families again. All too soon it becomes clear to them that this is no ordinary mission - indeed, the very fate of the empire might rest upon their efforts. But for Pavo the burden is weightier still, for he knows that the east also holds something even more precious to him . . . the truth about his father.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781482787412
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
10/28/2013
Pages:
382
Sales rank:
631,404
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.85(d)

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Meet the Author

I'm a Scottish writer, addicted to reading and writing historical fiction.
My love of history was piqued during spells living and working close to both Hadrian's Wall and the Antonine Wall, sites of rich history winding back through thousands of years. The later Roman Empire and Byzantium hold a particular fascination for me.

My Legionary series is set in the Eastern Roman Empire circa 376 AD and follows the adventures of the border legions as the empire begins to waver under the relentless crush of barbarians from the east and the north.

My Strategos trilogy is set around the build up to the Battle of Manzikert in 1071 AD and follows the dark and troubled life of a Byzantine general in a land riven with bloodshed and doubt.

All of my novels are available from good online stores in paperback and eBook format.

Happy reading!

www.gordondoherty.co.uk

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Legionary: Land of the Sacred Fire (Legionary 3) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent, fast-paced adventure in the desert.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great addition to the series, I cant wait for the next one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Top-notch action and excitement. Absolutely thrilling!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago