The Oath Breaker: A Novel of Germania and Rome

The Oath Breaker: A Novel of Germania and Rome

by Alaric Longward


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Hraban the Marcomanni has never met his father Maroboodus, exiled in far-away Rome, but this is about to change.

In the age of early Roman empire, Augustus is creating his legacy with gladius as the legions begin the arduous work of subjecting the troublesome and divided Germani tribes.

Such great, distant issues do not concern Hraban, a young man bent on becoming a spear lord, giver of rings, a warrior praised in the dark halls of his kin. He is the Raven, and son of great lords. Yet his father's return to their burning village does not only upset plans of Rome and the scheming Germani, but those of Hraban, who finds the ancient virtues of his kin are very strained with strange morals of Maroboodus, his father.

Will Hraban find a way to survive the plots of his many enemies, serve his father and keep his honor while entire nations struggle to unite against Rome and those, who would betray the Germani?

The Oath Breaker is the first book in a new series of historical novels set in the dark lands east of Rhenus and fabulous, ancient Rome.

The Oath Breaker is an Amazon US and UK #1 bestseller in Travel Adventure Fiction.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781517766177
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/13/2015
Series: Hraban Chronicles , #1
Pages: 512
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Hello. I'm Alaric Longward, a loving dad and a hopefully good a husband. All is all, I'd say I'm generally a pretty fortunate guy. I remember sitting on my grandma's frazzled couch, staring doggedly at an old Tarzan movie. I must have been some six years old and her TV was black and white, which was fine since the movie was of a like mind. I remember being both scared out of my young wits and excited as a fish in a feeding frenzy. I also remember resenting the fact that I could not finish the movie, since mother picked me up, entirely unheeding of my reasonable requests of wanting to witness the inevitable rescue of the gorgeous girl by bleeding Tarzan from the dangerous, ravenous beasts and even more dangerous locals who had a curiously furious way to treat their unsuspecting and under armed quests. Later on, I gorged myself on the fine stories of the Scarlet Pimpernel by Emma Orczy, the Black Tulip by Dumas, and the many adventures set in the medieval and Renaissance setting with the fiercely panty hosed Errol Flynn. Errol Flynn in Captain Blood? Just great, hard to beat. I loved the American westerns, like Rio Bravo as much as a dashing story by Jules Verne in the Michael Strogoff: The Courier of the Czar. I quickly discovered reading as TV in those days was showing something worthwhile perhaps twice a week and I needed my dose of excitement. Soon, I had a bookshelf full of comics of many kinds and still wish to thank Robert E. Howard for brutally cunning Conan and Edgar Rice Burroughs for likely the best of the best in adventure stories: the gentleman of the south, John Carter of Mars. As I discovered that the simplified movies and short comics were just a part of the original stories, I moved from comics to books, loving the aforementioned heroes and historical stories specifically, but also sci-fi by Asimov and fantasy of the Forgotten Realms. So, adventure is what I will do, and hope you enjoy it as well, for my books will be furious adventures. They will be long, for I am one of those people who hate when book is nearing its end. There will be simple and complex plots both and the characters will be sometimes terribly flawed. I also try to make the books accessible to many cultures, but keeping them simple enough to be enjoyable across a wide spectrum of history and adventure freaks. See you out there.

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