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The City
09 Jun 2022 * TRADE PAPERBACK * £14.99 * 9781789545791

Centurion Flavius Ferox investigates murders among the Roman ranks during a siege on the Eastern frontier. The second book in a new adventure trilogy set in the Roman Empire.

Fiction / FJH (Action & Adventure)
Extent: 480 pages  Format: 228 x 145 mm
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Also in City of Victory series
The CityCity of Victory, 2by Adrian Goldsworthy

From bestselling historian Adrian Goldsworthy, the second book in his authentic, action-packed City of Victory series set on the frontiers of the Roman Empire.


In the arid plains beyond the empire's Eastern Frontier, a Roman legion lays siege to the city of Nicopolis.

Estranged from his beloved Enica to keep her safe, centurion Flavius Ferox is still working for the emperor's cousin, the calculating and ruthless Hadrian. Sent to uncover corruption in the army, Ferox has killed a tribune and is under suspended sentence of death – but he knows more traitors are at large.

As the siege builds, Ferox will have to figure out who can be trusted, and just what it is that Hadrian really wants...

Gritty, gripping and profoundly authentic, The City is the second book in the City of Victory trilogy, set in the Roman empire from bestselling historian Adrian Goldsworthy.

Praise for Adrian Goldsworthy:

'No one knows the Roman army better than Adrian Goldsworthy, and no one writes more convincing Roman fiction.' Harry Sidebottom
'Gritty and realistic.' Daily Telegraph
'Brings the reader closer to the true nature of Roman Britain.' NB Magazine

Adrian Goldsworthy studied at Oxford, where his doctoral thesis examined the Roman army. He went on to become an acclaimed historian of Ancient Rome. He is the author of numerous works of non fiction, including Caesar, Pax Romana, Hadrian's Wall and Philip and Alexander. He is also the author of the Vindolanda series, set in Roman Britain, which first introduced readers to Flavius Ferox.

Adrian Goldsworthy has sold 450,000 copies worldwide and is published in 20 languages.

From an expert in the period: every detail rings true.

Content includes historical note and maps.

MARKET: Simon Scarrow; Harry Sidebottom; readers of Roman history; fans of Centurion Flavius Ferox.

'No one knows the Roman army better than Adrian Goldsworthy, and no one writes more convincing Roman fiction' Harry Sidebottom, on Brigantia.
'Gritty and realistic... Goldsworthy's characters are authentically ancient and his descriptions of Roman Briton ring true' Daily Telegraph (Sydney).
'Incredibly authentic... Plenty of action and a cracking read for lovers of historical fiction or fans of Roman history' What Cathy Read Next.
'An authentic, enjoyable read' The Times.
'Much more accurate than the usual action fiction about legionaries and Rome... Brings the reader closer to the true nature of Roman Britain'
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