In the sixth novel in Harry Sidebottom’s bestselling Warrior
of Rome historical fiction series, Ballista returns to undertake yet another
epic mission—while the Roman Empire reels in chaos around him.
In AD 264, the Roman Empire has been torn in two. The
western provinces—Gaul, Spain, and Britain—have been seized by Postumus, the
pretender to the throne. To the east, on the plains of northern Italy, the
armies of the emperor Gallienus muster, and he is keen to take his rightful
place of power. A war between two emperors is coming, and everyone must choose
On a mission shrouded in secrecy and suspicion, Ballista is
sent by Gallienus back to his home of Hyperborea, the place of the people of
his birth, to raise an army against Postumus. This means Ballista must journey
along the Amber Road to the far north. Along the way Ballista meets a fearsome,
masked warlord who attacks, bringing fire and sword against Ballista and his
men. And in his home of Hyperborea, not all welcome Ballista’s return. In the
battle between Postumus and Gallienus, only one can survive and be emperor.
Renowned for their skilled blending of action and historical
accuracy, Sidebottom’s Warrior of Rome novels take the reader from the shouts
of the battlefield to the whisperings of the emperor’s inner circle. Rich in
detail and punctuated by harrowing action, these books will transport
you back to the days of the Roman Empire.
Download and start listening now!