It is 58 BC and the mighty Tenth Legion, camped in Northern Italy, prepare for the arrival of the most notorious general in Roman history: Julius Caesar.
Marcus Falerius Fronto, commander of the Tenth is a career soldier and long-time companion of Caesar's. Despite his desire for the simplicity of the military life, he cannot help but be drawn into intrigue and politics as Caesar engineers a motive to invade the lands of Gaul.
Fronto is about to discover that politics can be as dangerous as battle, that old enemies can be trusted more than new friends, and that standing close to such a shining figure as Caesar, even the most ethical of men risk being burned.
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After trying his hand at various professions, Yorkshire native S.J.A. Turney decided to channel his passion for history into a career as a self-published author. This first book in the fascinating Marius’ Mules series—which explores military life in ancient Rome—introduces us to Marcus Falerius Fronto, a fictional Roman commander and member of Julius Caesar’s inner circle. Inspired by events that occurred at the dawn of the Gallic Wars, Turney hooks readers with vivid depictions of political treachery, bloodthirsty battles and the gritty realities of life as a legionnaire.