Wolves of the North: Warrior of Rome: Book 5

Wolves of the North: Warrior of Rome: Book 5

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by Harry Sidebottom
     
 

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In the fifth novel in Harry Sidebottom's acclaimed and bestselling Warrior of Rome historical fiction series, Ballista returns to undertake yet another epic mission -- while the Roman Empire reels in chaos around him.

In AD 263, the Roman Empire is close to turmoil, violent uprising threatening to shatter the fragile balance of power. In the north, the tribes

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In the fifth novel in Harry Sidebottom's acclaimed and bestselling Warrior of Rome historical fiction series, Ballista returns to undertake yet another epic mission -- while the Roman Empire reels in chaos around him.

In AD 263, the Roman Empire is close to turmoil, violent uprising threatening to shatter the fragile balance of power. In the north, the tribes are increasingly bold in their raids on the Imperium. Ballista must undertake his most treacherous journey yet. He must face the Heruli -- the Eaters of Flesh, the Wolves of the North -- the most brutal tribe of them all, and try to turn them against one another. As Ballista and his retinue make their journey, someone -- or something -- is hunting them, picking them off one by one, and leaving a trail of mutilated corpses and terror. Ballista is in a strange land, among strange people, but is it possible that the greatest threat may come from within his own circle?

Renowned for their skilled blending of action and historical accuracy, Sidebottom's Warrior of Rome novels take the reader from the shouts of the battlefield to the whisperings of the emperor's inner circle. Rich in detail and punctuated by harrowing action, there's no better way to transport yourself back to the days of the Roman Empire.

Editorial Reviews

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Praise for the Warrior of Rome series:

"Sidebottom's prose blazes with searing scholarship." —The Times

"Superior . . . fiction, with depth, authenticity and a sense of place." —Times Literary Supplement

"A storming Roman epic with explosive action and knuckle-whitening drama." —The Guardian

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781468307573
Publisher:
The Overlook Press
Publication date:
04/04/2013
Series:
Warrior of Rome Series , #5
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
172,584
File size:
907 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher
Praise for the Warrior of Rome series:

"Sidebottom's prose blazes with searing scholarship." —The Times

"Superior . . . fiction, with depth, authenticity and a sense of place." —Times Literary Supplement

"A storming Roman epic with explosive action and knuckle-whitening drama." —The Guardian

Meet the Author

Harry Sidebottom teaches classical history at Oxford, where he is a Fellow of St. Benet’s Hall and a lecturer at Lincoln College. He has an international reputation as a scholar, having published widely on ancient warfare, classical art, and the cultural history of the Roman Empire. Blood and Steel is the second book in a major new series, Throne of the Caesars, and follows his acclaimed and bestselling series, Warrior of Rome. He divides his time between Oxford and Newmarket in Suffolk, where he lives with his wife and two sons.

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Wolves of the North: Warrior of Rome: Book 5 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
jonnydecali More than 1 year ago
Great continuation of Sidebottom's Warrior of Rome series. If you enjoy reading Bernard Cornwell you will like these books as well. The battle sequences are very well written and the Lead Character is extremely likeable. I have read all of his books in this series so far and have thoroughly enjoyed every one of them. If you like a well written tale, are a lover of history, like reading about the Roman Empire, enjoy military fiction and or are looking for a good entry into any one of these areas then I think you will enjoy this (and any of the other) Warrior of Rome novel. You could read this as a standalone if you so chose but i recommend starting from the very beginning and beginning the journey across the empire with Ballista and his friends enjoy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago