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Sons of Rome: Volume 1

Sons of Rome: Volume 1

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"A page turner from beginning to end . . . A damn fine read" --Ben Kane

Four Emperors. Two Friends. One Destiny.

As twilight descends on the 3rd century AD, the Roman Empire is but a shadow of its former self. Decades of usurping emperors, splinter kingdoms, and savage wars have left the people beleaguered, the armies weary, and the future uncertain. And into this chaos Emperor Diocletian steps, reforming the succession to allow for not one emperor to rule the world, but four.

Meanwhile, two boys share a chance meeting in the great city of Treverorum as Diocletian's dream is announced to the imperial court. Throughout the years that follow, they share heartbreak and glory as that dream sours and the empire endures an era of tyranny and dread. Their lives are inextricably linked, their destinies ever-converging as they rise through Rome's savage stations, to the zenith of empire. For Constantine and Maxentius, the purple robes beckon...

Praise for Gordon Doherty and Simon Turney:

"A page turner from beginning to end . . . A damn fine read." --Ben Kane, author of Lionheart

"The Rise of Emperors series is first-rate Roman fiction. Doherty and Turney each breathe life into their respective characters with insight and humanity." --Matthew Harffy, author of Wolf of Wessex

"A nuanced portrait of an intriguing emperor." --The Times (on Turney's Commodus)

"A meticulously researched and vivid reimagining of an almost forgotten civilisation." --Douglas Jackson, author of Hero of Rome (on Doherty's Empires of Bronze)

"Sons of Rome is an intriguing and highly polished piece of historical fiction." --James Tivendale from Grimdark Magazine

Author: Gordon Doherty, Simon Turney
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Published: 02/01/2022
Pages: 528
Weight: 0.75lbs
Size: 7.70h x 5.00w x 1.40d
ISBN: 9781800242029

About the Author
Simon Turney is from Yorkshire and, having spent much of his childhood visiting historic sites, he fell in love with the Roman heritage of the region. His fascination with the ancient world snowballed from there with great interest in Rome, Egypt, Greece, and Byzantium. His works include the Marius' Mules and Praetorian series, as well as the Tales of the Empire series and The Damned Emperor series. simonturney website @SJATurney

Gordon Doherty is a Scottish author, addicted to reading and writing historical fiction. Inspired by visits to the misty Roman ruins of Britain and the sun-baked antiquities of Turkey and Greece, Gordon has written tales of the later Roman Empire, Byzantium, Classical Greece, and the Bronze Age. His works include the Legionary, Strategos and Empires of Bronze series, and the Assassin's Creed tie-in novel Odyssey. gordondoherty website. uk @GordonDoherty
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