From bestselling historian Adrian Goldsworthy, the second book in his authentic, action-packed series set on the frontiers of the Roman Empire.
AD 113: NICOPOLIS
In the depths of the desert on the empire's Eastern Frontier, the Roman army lays siege to the city of Nicopolis.
Estranged from his beloved Enica to keep her safe, centurion Flavius Ferox has secured his freedom after being framed once again. His next quest: to uncover traitors within the Roman ranks.
As the siege builds, widespread corruption seethes and soldiers are murdered in cold blood. Meanwhile, Ferox's investigation brings him closer and closer to the imperial court, and uncovers connections to Hadrian himself...
Gritty, gripping and profoundly authentic, The City is the second book in a brand new trilogy set in the Roman empire from bestselling historian Adrian Goldsworthy.
'No one knows the Roman army better than Adrian Goldsworthy, and no one writes more convincing Roman fiction' Harry Sidebottom, on Brigantia.
'Gritty and realistic... Goldsworthy's characters are authentically ancient and his descriptions of Roman Briton ring true' Daily Telegraph (Sydney).
'Incredibly authentic... Plenty of action and a cracking read for lovers of historical fiction or fans of Roman history' What Cathy Read Next.
'An authentic, enjoyable read' The Times.
'Much more accurate than the usual action fiction about legionaries and Rome... Brings the reader closer to the true nature of Roman Britain' New Books Magazine