Glory of Rome

77AD Gaius Valerius Verrens is an honoured member of Emperor Vespasian s inner circle, but the enmity between him and Vespasian s son Domitian means that, even in Rome, danger is never far away Meanwhile, in the outer reaches of the Empire, in Britannia, trouble is brewing The governor, Gnaeus Julius Agricola is preparing to march his legions north and Valerius is Agric77AD Gaius Valerius Verrens is an honoured member of Emperor Vespasian s inner circle, but the enmity between him and Vespasian s son Domitian means that, even in Rome, danger is never far away Meanwhile, in the outer reaches of the Empire, in Britannia, trouble is brewing The governor, Gnaeus Julius Agricola is preparing to march his legions north and Valerius is Agricola s chief legal adviser and deputy governor It s the opportunity he seeks to move his wife and son out of reach of Domitian s wrath But Britannia is where Valerius cut his military teeth and whetted his sword and he will soon discover that the ghosts of his past are never far away and are dangerous perhaps than Domitian.The massacre of a Roman garrison and suspicious death of the legate of the Ninth Legion throw Agricola s preparations into confusion Now his eyes turn west to Mona, the Druids Isle, where the Celtic priesthood still harbours hopes of ridding Britannia of Roman rule But to deal with the druids and their savage Ordovice protectors Agricola needs a soldier he can trust at the head of the unlucky Ninth Only one man in the province has the experience and the ability .So a reluctant Valerius must put aside his scrolls and pick up his sword once and march beside the eagle of the Ninth It s only as he stands on the shoreline opposite Mona that he understands any glory his new legion wins is likely to be fleeting and tainted and that he has placed his family in deadly peril.
Glory of Rome AD Gaius Valerius Verrens is an honoured member of Emperor Vespasian s inner circle but the enmity between him and Vespasian s son Domitian means that even in Rome danger is never far away Meanwh

  • Title: Glory of Rome
  • Author: Douglas Jackson
  • ISBN: 9780593076163
  • Page: 176
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Glory of Rome”

    1. 4.5/5. Another enthralling entry in the Gaius Valerius Verrens series. The author has topped himself with this entry; this is one of the best adventures yet. This one is set in Rome, Germania, and finally Roman Britain. Appointed by Emperor Vespasian to be legal aide to Julius Agricola, the governor, whom Valerius knew when both were younger and fought side by side. Valerius is also legate and acting governor as needed. He may take his wife, Tabitha, and son, Lucius. We endure a harrowing journe [...]

    2. Bald Mage Rating of 7/10“You never mentioned that campaigning with you was just one long invitation to commit suicide”Thank you to Transworld Publishers and Netgalley for giving me a free copy to review.I love history so when I got this book I couldn’t wait to start, I’ve always been fascinated with the Romans and their way of life and this book captures it in abundance.The novel starts off in Britannia with a gathering of druids sacrificing victims in all sorts of horrendous ways,  and [...]

    3. This is a fantastic series and Glory of Rome is one of the best - this is very fine writing and I savoured every word.

    4. Douglas Jackson's 'Of Rome' series, has become an absolutely imperative, must-read pretty much in one gulp kind of series for me. Face it, if nothing else, it is always refreshing to read a book about Rome and the Romans which doesn't start with "Rome was in turmoil" Douglas Jackson's Gaius Valerius Verrens books have consistently been several cuts far, far above that sort of nonsense.So in 'Glory', we're now eight books into the series and it shows absolutely no signs of flagging. If anything, [...]

    5. The 8th instalment in this brilliant series, and this may well be the best of the lot!Verrens is back in Britannia, where the story first began. He faces his demons as he revisits the town of Colonia, seeing the temple of Claudius for the first time after being stuck in its flaming inferno, battling Boudica as she ravaged the land.In this story we see a very different Verrens to the man from Hero of Rome. Older, wiser, battle hardened with the scars to show it.Taking command of the ill fated Nin [...]

    6. The first half was very engaging but then it became a bit too schematic so I was losing interest. I was looking forward to more character work (the first half IMHO gave this promise), but that aspect gradually almost disappeared.3.2 stars

    7. Let's you imagine how hard and short life was in the first century . A real page turnrrA real page turned you want to see what is happening next ,before a page is turned insight into the hard life in the Roman ranks

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