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Britannia has been subdued - and an epic new chapter in Marcus Valerius Aquila's life begins.

'A master of the genre' The Times

The murderous Roman agents who nearly captured Marcus have been defeated by his friends. But in order to protect those very friends from the wrath of the emperor, he must leave the province which has been giving him shelter. As Marcus Tribulus Corvus, centurion of the second Tungrian auxiliary cohort, he leads his men from Hadrian's Wall to the Tungrians' original home in Germania Inferior.

There he finds a very different world from the turbulent British frontier - but one with its own dangers. Tungrorum, the center of a once-prosperous farming province, a city already broght low by the ravages of the eastern plague that has swept through the empire, is now threatened by an outbreak of brutally violent robbery. A bandit chieftain called Obduro, his identity always hidden behind an iron cavalry helmet, is robbing and killing with impunity.

His sword - sharper, stronger and more deadly than any known to the Roman army - is the lethal symbol of his unstoppable power. And now he has moved beyond mere theft and threatens to destabilize the whole northern frontier of the empire . . .

Fiction & Literature
April 26
Hodder & Stoughton

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The Leopards Sword

Again Anthony Riches shoots a new arrow from his quiver!
He now takes you into an historical mystery of who is the man behind the mask a Historical thriller and the author turns you detective with twists and turns.
Riches envelopes you in the Ranks you feel one of the Cohort you know each character you get the feel for History you love the story.
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