Wounds of Honour

Wounds of Honour

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by Anthony Riches
     
 

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From an exciting new thriller writer for fans of Conn Iggulden and Simon Scarrow, this is the first book in an exhilarating trilogy that lavishly brings to life the great events and battles of the times, and will take its hero far and wide through the Roman Empire
 

Thrilling, authentic, and action-packed, this novel introduces soldier

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From an exciting new thriller writer for fans of Conn Iggulden and Simon Scarrow, this is the first book in an exhilarating trilogy that lavishly brings to life the great events and battles of the times, and will take its hero far and wide through the Roman Empire
 

Thrilling, authentic, and action-packed, this novel introduces soldier hero Marcus Valerius: a centurion stationed on Hadrian's Wall in the second century during a revolt against the Roman Empire. 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—but 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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"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, author, The Gates of Rome

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. He began writing the story that would become Wounds of Honour after a visit to Housesteads Roman fort.

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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!