Rome, AD238

Emperor Maximinus’ reign hangs in the balance. At the helm of an empire that is bleeding manpower and money to sustain his wars in the north, rebellions flare in the far reaches of its territories.

In a world of battle and betrayal men will fight – and kill – to sit on the Throne of the Caesars.

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About Dr. Harry Sidebottom

Harry Sidebottom

Harry Sidebottom was brought up in racing stables in Newmarket where his father was a trainer.

He was educated at various schools and universities, including Oxford, where he took his Doctorate in Ancient History at Corpus Christi College. In similar fashion he has taught at various universities…

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‘The lionisation of war makes my blood run cold, but Dr Harry Sidebottom’s prose blazes with such searing scholarship that there is enormous enjoyment in this rumbustuous tale of the late Roman Empire … Sidebottom treads in the footsteps of the greatest mimetic historian-storytellers of the 18th and 19th centuries. He makes you feel as though you are there.’

Bettany Hughes, The Times

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