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Storm of War: Empire XIII

Anthony Riches

13 Reviews

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Historical mysteries, Thriller / suspense, Historical adventure, Historical fiction

Marcus Aquila and his allies spearhead a daring attack into enemy territory, as three generals claim to be the true Roman Emperor.

A new civil war has begun: with the emperor Pertinax's murder Marcus and his protector Scaurus have escaped Rome, seeking sanctuary for their familia in the East.

But they are soon pressed back into service by Septimus Severus, the ruthless commander who has seized the imperial capital and who holds the military balance of power over his two rivals.

Niger, the would-be emperor in the East, is on the march with six legions, and Scaurus's legion is ordered to Thrace as a sacrificial advance guard, tasked with delaying them. Whatever the cost . . .

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Praise for Storm of War: Empire XIII

  • River of Gold is the eleventh novel in Anthony Riches' best-selling Empire series and

  • its considerable strengths are all the more impressive because of it. . . . a gripping

  • narrative full of breath-taking action, unforgettable characters, and dazzling twists and

  • turns - Aspects of History

  • A masterclass in military historical fiction. - Sunday Express, on Retribution

  • A master of the genre. - The Times

  • Fast-paced and gripping "read-through-the-night' fiction with marvellous characters

  • and occasional moments of dark humour. Some authors are better historians than they

  • are storytellers. Anthony Riches is brilliant at both. - -

  • A damn fine read . . . fast-paced, action-packed. - -

  • Stands head and shoulders above a crowded field . . . real, live characters act out

  • their battles on the northern borders with an accuracy of detail and depth of raw

  • emotion that is a rare combination. - -

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Anthony Riches

Anthony Riches holds a degree in Military Studies from Manchester University. He began writing the story that would become the first novel in the Empire series, Wounds of Honour, after visiting Housesteads Roman fort in 1996. Married with three grown up children, he now lives in Suffolk. He is also the writer of the 'Protector' thriller series.

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