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Head of Zeus
The Wall
The Wall by Adrian Goldsworthy
 City of Victory, 3

From bestselling historian Adrian Goldsworthy, the final book in his authentic, action-packed trilogy set on the frontiers of the Roman Empire.

Britannia, AD 117: Roman centurion Flavius Ferox is trying to live a quiet life of dignified leisure, overseeing his wife's estate and doing his best to resist the urge to murder an annoying neighbour – until someone else does it for him. Dragged back into a life of violence, Ferox finds himself chasing raiders, fighting chieftains and negotiating with kings, journeying far into the north just as war breaks out.

With the new emperor, Hadrian, sending agents from Rome, the whole world seems to be changing: old friends become enemies, enemies claim they are friends, and new and deadly threats lurk in the shadows.

When, five years later, Hadrian himself comes to Britannia to inspect his great wall, a new war erupts suddenly, dividing tribes and families. Ferox is the only one who can save the emperor – but with his family, and his own life, in danger, Ferox must first decide whose side he is on...

Gritty, gripping and profoundly authentic, The Wall, set against the construction of Hardian's Wall, is the final book in the City of Victory trilogy from bestselling historian Adrian Goldsworthy.

Praise for Adrian Goldsworthy:

'No one knows the Roman army better than Adrian Goldsworthy, and no one writes more convincing Roman fiction.' Harry Sidebottom
'Gritty and realistic.' Daily Telegraph
'Brings the reader closer to the true nature of Roman Britain.' NB Magazine

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08 Jun 2023 * 464pp * £7.99 * 9781789545814

'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 extraordinarily rich picture of a battle on the empire’s borders.' The Times.

'A hugely enjoyable read by a master of non-fiction turned deft hand at Roman historical fiction.' Historical Novel Society.

'Goldsworthy is an erudite guide.' BBC History.

'Brings the reader closer to the true nature of Roman Britain'
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Adrian Goldsworthy
Adrian Goldsworthy
Adrian Goldsworthy studied at Oxford, where his doctoral thesis examined the Roman army. He went on to become an acclaimed historian of Ancient Rome. He is the author of numerous works of non fiction, including Philip and Alexander: Kings and Conquerors, Caesar, The Fall of the West, Pax Romana, and Hadrian's Wall.
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