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  • Hodder & Stoughton

The Eleventh Hour

Nick Brown

10 Reviews

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Fiction, Adventure, Historical adventure, Historical fiction

An exclusive, all-new short story from the author of the Agent of Rome series.

Syria, 262 AD.

Imperial agent Abascantius has failed his superiors and now faces the unwelcome prospect of a return to the legions. With only hours to work with, he will need resourcefulness and ruthlessness in equal measure if he is to salvage the situation and save himself. From Agent of Rome author Nick Brown, this compelling short story is set in the violent, corrupt underbelly of third century Antioch.

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Praise for The Eleventh Hour


  • 'The Imperial Banner is Roman adventure at its best... brutal action leavened by a cynical brand of military humour, history, mystery, romance and an almost tangible sense of cohesion and camaraderie amongst Cassius and his cohorts. It's a formula that works well in so Brown's capable hands... Cassius's next assignment can't come too soon!' - Lancashire Evening Post

  • If you love Scarrow, adore Iggulden and of course admire Scott, then make sure you add Brown to your list. Great stuff. - Falcata Times

  • Praise for AGENT OF ROME: THE SIEGE:

  • 'A masterful debut from a new author completely at home in this era' - Manda Scott

  • Once the action kicks off you won't be able to put it down. - Anthony Riches, author of the Empire series

  • Perfect pace, vivid combat sequences and superb characterisation - Lancashire Evening Post

  • Brown promises to be one of the most exciting sword-wielding writers in an ever-popular arena. - The Oxford Times

  • A thrilling and fascinating coming-of-age adventure - Book Gazette

  • Nick Brown has the craft of storytelling at his fingertips ... The Siege is a fast-paced and satisfying read - Russell Whitfield, author of Gladiatrix

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Nick Brown

Nick Brown grew up in Norfolk and later studied history at the University of Sussex. In 2000 he embarked on a PCGE course at the University of Exeter and began a career as a teacher of English and humanities. Having taught in England and Poland he now lives in his home town, Norwich. The Emperor's Silver is the fifth volume of the Agent of Rome series.

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