Swords of Rome includes –
Sword of Rome: Standard Bearer, the first book in the series of novellas featuring Lucius Oppius and the campaigns of Julius Caesar.
Britain, 55 BC.
Julius Caesar’s invasion of the wild and mineral-rich land is becalmed, a stalemate exists between the forces of Rome and Britain. But the standard bearer of the Tenth Legion, Lucius Oppius, is about to display a depth of courage that will change the course of the invasion – and history.
Encamped upon the south coast Caesar, admiring the courage and skill of his standard bearer, orders Oppius to accompany a native British archer and go behind enemy lines. His mission is to hunt down a treacherous Roman agent, who is recruiting Britons to fight against the armies of Rome in Gaul.
Yet not all is what it seems and Oppius will fight for his life, as well as for Caesar and the glory of Rome, to complete his mission and find his way back home.
Sword of Rome: Alesia
The besiegers have become the besieged. Caesar’s army stands upon the brink of annihilation, caught between two enemy armies. Ramparts have been constructed, but they must also be defended.
The centurion Lucius Oppius believes he will be part of the defence, but Caesar has other plans for the former standard bearer.
Oppius is ordered to venture north of Alesia to capture Vercingetorix’s war chest of gold. He will be accompanied in his mission by one of Caesar’s agents, the beguiling Livia – the centurion’s former lover.
As Caesar and Mark Antony face a battle for their lives outside the walls of Alesia, Oppius will have to fight against the odds to find and secure the gold. Yet will completing the mission this time exact too high a price?
Sword of Rome: Gladiator
The centurion Lucius Oppius has left the battlefields of Gaul to venture to Rome.
But he is about to discover the capital of the Empire can be every bit as dangerous as its provinces.
Under orders from Caesar to secure an item of intelligence that will help him become a Consul again Oppius is manipulated into taking part in a gladiatorial contest.
The soldier must not only fight his enemies in the arena however. Marcus Porcius Cato warns “Caesar’s Champion” that victory inside the arena will bring death outside of it.
Oppius soon discovers that while in Gaul your the enemies stand before you in a shield wall in Rome they stab you in the back.
‘Swords of Rome’ is an action-packed collection that takes you into the heart of the ancient world.
Richard Foreman’s books have been widely praised.
Praise for Augustus: Son of Rome.
‘Augustus: Son of Rome forges action and adventure with politics and philosophy. This superb story is drenched in both blood and wisdom – and puts Foreman on the map as the coming man of historical fiction’. (Saul David, Author of the Zulu Hart series)
Praise for Raffles: The Complete Innings.
“Classy, humorous and surprisingly touching tales of cricket, friendship and crime.”
(David Blackburn, The Spectator).
Praise for A Hero of Our Time.
‘An elegant novel which is awash with both hope and tragedy. A Hero of Our Time is a must read for anyone interested in WWII or 19th Century Russian Literature.’ (Nigel Jones, author of Countdown To Valkyrie)
‘Where else can you time travel to Ancient Rome for a whole evening for less than the price of a pint!’ – General Parmenion.
Richard Foreman is the author of numerous bestselling kindle books, including Augustus: Son of Rome and the Raffles series of historical crime novellas. He is also the author of A Hero of Our Time, a literary novel set during the end of the Second World War. He lives in London.
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