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Hero of Rome (Gaius Valerius Verrens Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Douglas Jackson
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"If I were Conn Iggulden or Simon Scarrow, I'd be rather worried by the new Scottish kid on the block" (The Scotsman)

"A master of his discipline rightly hailed as one of the best historical novelists writing today" (Daily Express)

"A splendid piece of storytelling and a vivid recreation of a long-dead-world" (Allan Massie)

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The first book in an action-packed and rigrously researched new Roman historical series by the acclaimed author of Caligula and Claudius.

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The first book in an action-packed and rigorously researched new Roman historical series by the acclaimed author of Caligula and Claudius



The Roman grip on Britain is weakening. Emperor Nero has turned his face away from this far-flung outpost. The Druids are on the rise, spreading seeds of rebellion among the British tribes. Roman cruelty and exploitation has angered their British subjects. The warrior queen Boudicca will lead the tribes to war.



Standing against the rising tide of Boudicca's rebellion is Roman Tribune, Gaius Valerius Verrens, Commander of the veteran legions at Colonia. Valerius leads the veterans in a last stand against the unstoppable horde of Boudicca's rebel army. Step by step, the bloodied survivors are forced back into the Temple of Claudius. It is here that Valerius wins lifelong fame and the accolade Hero of Rome.



Douglas Jackson turned a lifelong fascination for Rome and the Romans into his first two novels, Caligula and Claudius. He was born in Jedburgh, in the Scottish Borders and now lives in Bridge of Allan. Hero of Rome is the first novel in a major new Roman historical action series.

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The warrior queen Boudicca is ready to lead the tribes to war.

The Roman grip on Britain is weakening. Emperor Nero has turned his face away from this far-flung outpost. The Romans' cruelty and exploitation have angered their British subjects, and now the Druids are on the rise, stoking the fires of this anger and spreading the spark of rebellion among the British tribes.

Standing against Boudicca's uprising is Roman tribune Gaius Valerius Verrens, Commander of the veteran legionaries of Colonia. One act of violence ignites the smouldering British hatred into the roaring furnace of war.

Colonia will be the first city to feel the wrath of Boudicca's revenge, and Valerius must gather his veterans for a desperate defence. Against incredible odds and with dwindling supplies they will fight to the death. And it is here that Valerius will win lifelong fame and the accolade Hero of Rome.

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The warrior queen Boudicca is ready to lead the tribes to war.

The Roman grip on Britain is weakening. Emperor Nero has turned his face away from this far-flung outpost. Roman cruelty and exploitation has angered their British subjects. Now the Druids are on the rise, stoking the fires of this anger and spreading the spark of rebellion among the British tribes.

Standing against the rising tide of Boudicca's rebellion is Roman tribune, Gaius Valerius Verrens, Commander of the veteran legionaries of Colonia. One act of violence ignites the smouldering British hatred into the roaring furnace of war.

Colonia will be the first city to feel the flames of Boudicca's revenge, and Valerius must gather his veterans for a desperate defence.

'A splendid piece of story-telling and a vivid recreation of a long-dead world . . . The final battle against Boudicca's forces is as vivid and bloody as anyone might wish' Allan Massie

About the Author

Douglas Jackson turned a lifelong fascination for Rome and the Romans into his first two novels, Caligula and Claudius. He was born in Jedburgh, in the Scottish Borders and now lives in Bridge of Allan. Hero of Rome is the first novel in a major new Roman historical action series.
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