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Wounds of Honour
     

Wounds of Honour

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by Anthony Riches
 
'A master of the genre' The Times

Marcus Valerius Aquila has scarcely landed in Britannia when he has to run for his life - condemned to dishonorable death by power-crazed emperor Commodus. The plan is to take a new name, serve in an obscure regiment on Hadrian's Wall and lie low until he can hope for justice. Then a rebel army sweeps down from the

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'A master of the genre' The Times

Marcus Valerius Aquila has scarcely landed in Britannia when he has to run for his life - condemned to dishonorable death by power-crazed emperor Commodus. The plan is to take a new name, serve in an obscure regiment on Hadrian's Wall and lie low until he can hope for justice. Then a rebel army sweeps down from the wastes north of the Wall, and Marcus has to prove he's hard enough to lead a century in the front line of a brutal, violent war.

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A damn fine read . . . fast-paced, action-packed.—Ben Kane

This is fast-paced and gripping "read-through-the-night" fiction, with marvellous characters and occasional moments of dark humour. Some authors are better historians than they are storytellers. Anthony Riches is brilliant at both.—Conn Iggulden

Stands head and shoulders above a crowded field . . . . real, live characters act out their battles on the northern borders with an accuracy of detail and depth of raw emotion that is a rare combination.—Manda Scott

His plots bristle with emotion, realism and electrifying tensions, his multi-layered characters open doors onto the fascinating everyday life of the Roman army and the sense of adventure that underpins the whole series makes each book a fresh source of excitement and enjoyment. Riches knows his stuff and boy does it show . . . While Marcus, his cohorts and the Empire series grow in stature, readers await the next instalment of this challenging and entertaining tour-de-force with a sense of heightened anticipation . . . and armed, of course, with the confidence that once again the 'master of Rome' will not disappoint.—Lancashire Evening Post

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780340998588
Publisher:
Hodder & Stoughton, Ltd.
Publication date:
09/01/2011
Series:
Empire Series , #1
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
4.40(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Anthony Riches began his lifelong interest in war and soldiers when he first heard his father's stories about World War II. This led to a degree in Military Studies at Manchester University. He began writing the story that would become Wounds of Honour after a visit to Housesteads Roman fort in 1996. He lives in Hertfordshire with his wife and three children.

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Wounds of Honour 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
JarrodN More than 1 year ago
I'm a huge nerd for Rome and I absolutely love this series! It is well thought out and I love the battle scenes where the auxilliary troops face overwhelming odds and come out ahead (testament to the discipline and training Roman soldiers received). Overall, great series!