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Publication Day: FIRE & SWORD is Out Now in Hardback

Today marks the publication of FIRE & SWORD, book three in the Throne of the Caesars series, in hardback. Get started reading a sample here, or dive right in and order a copy from your choice of retailer via the book page on my website.

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Rome AD238. The Year of the Six Emperors.

The empire is in turmoil. With the Gordiani, father and son, dead in Africa, the tyrant Maximinus Thrax vies to reclaim the throne.

The Senate, who supported the revolt of the Gordiani, must act quickly to avoid the vengeance of Maximinus. They elect two Senators to share the imperial purple. But fighting erupts in the streets as ambitious men call for violent revolution.

Can the new Augusti hold the city together as the empire’s farthest territories fight off bloody attacks from the Goths and the Persians in the east?

In the north of Italy, Maximinus descends on Aquileia. Against the odds, Menophilus, an old friend of the younger Gordian, prepares to defend the town. In one of the greatest sieges of the empire, its fate will be decided in a fight for victory, for revenge, for Rome.

Filled with intrigue, betrayal and bloody battle, Fire & Sword creates a magnificent world built on brutality and political games, where no one is safe from retribution – not even those who dare to rule.

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3 Responses to “Publication Day: FIRE & SWORD is Out Now in Hardback”

  1. Kevin Freemantle

    Dear Harry,
    I have now for the past two years been reading your books with my Nook e-reader. Now in the last few months Nook have now been taken over by Sainsburys Entertainment for purchasing ebooks.
    I have read 6 books in your “Warriors of Rome” series, last being Tha Amber Road. I have read your three books in The Throne of the Caesars series, last being your short story “Silence & Lies”.
    It was viewing this webpage. I see you have released your latest in “Throne of the Caesars” Fire & Steel.

    Sainsburys Entertainment DO NOT list any of your books, since leaving Nook, and with the new owners and their takeover, I not able to purchase your latest edition through Sainsburys.
    Is it something you or your publishers are able to talk to Sainsburys about, to keep a loyal fan happy??

    Kind Regards
    Kevin Freemantle

  2. Harry Sidebottom

    Kevin hi,
    Sorry (on two counts):-
    1 – I missed your comment when you posted it
    2 – There is nothing my publisher could do about Sainsburys. They have never been into selling books in the style of ASDA or TESCO

    Very glad you like the books. If you are on Facebook, do send me a friend request. I post quite a lot about the books and writing.

    Best wishes



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