Dark forces threaten a fragile peace.
The Roman Emperor Aurelian has defeated Queen Zenobia and crushed the Palmyran revolt.
Faridun's Banner, hallowed battle standard of the Persian Empire, has fallen into Roman hands and is to be returned to the Persians as part of a historic peace treaty. But on the eve of the signing the banner goes missing.
Recalled to Syria, imperial agent Cassius Corbulo is charged with recovering the flag. Accompanied by his faithful servant Simo and ex-gladiator bodyguard Indavara, Cassius must journey across the dangerous wastes of Syria to the equally perilous streets of Antioch. He and his companions face ruthless brigands, mysterious cults, merciless assassins and intrigue at every turn.
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
Praise for AGENT OF ROME: THE IMPERIAL BANNER:
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
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
Brown promises to be one of the most exciting sword-wielding writers in an ever-popular arena. - The Oxford Times
'A masterful debut from a new author completely at home in this era' - Manda Scott
'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... Cassius's next assignment can't come too soon!' - Lancashire Evening Post
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.