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The Spear of Crom
10 Nov 2022 * PAPERBACK * £9.99 * 9781801105392

First in a new historical adventure series featuring Celtic warrior Fergus, set in first-century Roman Britain. Fergus and Tribune Agricola's mission: to find the Holy Lance, and make it back alive with Celtic foes on every side.

Fiction / FJH (Action & Adventure)
Extent: 416 pages  Format: 198 x 129 mm
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Lions of the Grail
The Waste Land
Odin's Game
The Raven Banner
The Wolf Hunt
The Serpent King
The Bear's Blade
Blood Eagle
Also by Tim Hodkinson
The Spear of Cromby Tim Hodkinson

In first-century Roman Britain, a Celtic warrior rides out on a deadly mission. A thrilling blend of legend and history, bloody battles and daring deeds by the author of the Whale Road Chronicles.

A priceless relic – a thankless quest – who will make it out alive?

Britannia, 58 AD. Fergus MacAmergin is a man out of place. An Irish Celt, he passes as a Gaul and rides with the Roman cavalry, affirming Nero's control over the province. Fergus dreams of escaping the fetters ofhis birth and living freely as a citizen of Rome.

When Fergus's commander makes a battlefield error, Fergus is blamed. He and his men are given a thankless task: a quest that spells danger, despair, and near-certain death. The mission: to find the Holy Lance, the spear that wounded Christ on the Cross.

The young Tribune Agricola is drawn into the quest, and he and Fergus must overlook their differences to survive. But there are plots and enemies everywhere. And just why is the Holy Lance so key to Roman mastery over Britannia?

Reviews for Tim Hodkinson:

'A brilliantly written historical adventure' Historical Novel Society
'A gripping action adventure' Melisende's Library
'An excellently written page-turner' Historical Writers' Association

Tim Hodkinson grew up in Northern Ireland where the rugged coast and call of the Atlantic ocean led to a lifelong fascination with Vikings and a degree in Medieval English and Old Norse Literature. Tim's more recent writing heroes include Ben Kane, Giles Kristian, Bernard Cornwell, George R.R. Martin and Lee Child. After several years in the USA, Tim has returned to Northern Ireland, where he lives with his wife and children. Follow Tim on @TimHodkinson and

First in a new historical adventure series.

Unique viewpoint on Roman Britain – protagonist is a Celt fighting under the Romans.

Author has over 1,000 5* reviews on Amazon and his Whale Road Chronicles have grown with every title.

MARKET: Simon Scarrow; Ben Kane; Alex Gough; Simon Turney.

'A brilliantly written historical adventure which will appeal to fans of Bernard Cornwell, George R.R. Martin, and especially Theodore Brun' Historical Novel Society, on The Whale Road Chronicles.
'An excellently written page-turner, with a feel for the period which invites you into the era and keeps you there' Historical Writers Association, on Lions of the Grail.
'A gripping action adventure like the sagas of old; and once finished, you just want to go back and read it all over again'
Melisende's Library, on The Whale Road Chronicles

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