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Hero of Rome by Douglas Jackson

Hero of Rome

by Douglas Jackson

The Roman grip on Britain is weakening. Emperor Nero has turned his face away from this far-flung outpost as the expense of keeping four legions in the field outweighs the potential profits of keeping the province.

The Druids are on the rise, spreading seeds of rebellion among the British tribes. Roman cruelty and exploitation has angered their British subjects. The warrior queen Boudicca will lead the tribes to war.

When Boudicca’s army marches the procurator in London decides to send a paltry two hundred men to reinforce the veteran militia at Colonia. The man who will lead them is Gaius Valerius Verrens, tribune of the Twentieth. Valerius must hold back the rising tide of Boudicca's rebellion against impossible odds. He leads the veterans in a last stand against the unstoppable horde of the rebel queen’s army and the fight to the death to save their city from destruction. But, step by step, the bloodied survivors are forced back into the Temple of Claudius. It is here that Valerius wins lifelong fame and the accolade Hero of Rome.

Format:
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Published: Thursday 08, July 2010
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Bantam Press
Pages: 336

Reviews (5)

  1. By Peter via Leserglede.com:
    Aug 04, 2012 at 05:15 PM

    This is excellent historical fiction. Well researched, the story it tells is important and intriguing, the plot is good, and the story told in a nicely organized fashion. However, the most remarkable aspect of the book, is the writing: Douglas Jackson is an excellent writer who provides poignant descriptions of places, people and action scenes, with a writing style that is efficient and pointed, yet at times almost lyrical. Other historical fiction authors also have been excellent writers – just think of Patrick O’Brian or C.S. Forester in the nautical fiction genre, or Colleen McCullough’s amazing series about Rome – Jackson is almost in their league with Hero of Rome!

  2. By Brian Lewis:
    Oct 18, 2012 at 05:02 PM

    I am in Australia. I have just read Hero of Rome ... Bloody fantastic read, enjoyed every page.

    Will now hunt for the next book.

    Keep up the good work.

  3. By Gary Norman:
    Oct 21, 2012 at 04:15 PM

    I am 3/4 of the way through hero of Rome and have most enjoyed it. I had never heard of you as a author and i mean no disrespect to you by saying this. I saw your book on a bookshelf in a shop and liked the look of the cover on it and in this case i am so glad that i 'Judged a book by it's cover'. I'm a big fan of Simon Scarrow and Bernard Cornwell which are both very successful authors with a huge fan base but i rate your book just as highly as any book either has made and to be fair i think your book gets the roman feel to it better than Simon Scarrows eagle series. I know you must get loads of comments like this on a daily basis,but i feel you deserve the compliment and i felt the need to tell you how much i have enjoyed your book and thank you for writing such a good book,i look forward to buying the next one.

    many thanks

  4. By Callum Tinning:
    Jun 03, 2013 at 08:18 AM

    I am only 14 but this was a very enjoyable book and i am glad i borrowed it from my grandfather an i am going to read all of the other books you have written thanks for the adventure.

  5. By Derrick White:
    Nov 25, 2013 at 06:21 PM

    I have just finshed reading your book and found it to be gripping from the time I picked it up.I really enjoyed the characters and how the story played out.









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