Thomas M D Brooke
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Rome AD 9
Augustus Caesar rules Imperial Rome at the height of its power, as the Roman Empire stretches across the known world. Cassius, son of one of her most powerful families, is the personification of Rome's imperial strength: wealthy, popular, a war hero with a decorated military career - none of Rome's fashionable parties are complete without him - except, he hides a secret.
After his nerve is broken in Germany, the thought of genuine armed combat is enough to send him into a cold sweat of fear and shame. But this doesn't dissuade him from living off a false reputation so he can continue a life of casual affairs, wine, and parties, as he is seduced by the many vices of Rome.
However his scandalous life is soon upset by a summons from the Emperor's wife. It ends his happy decadent life and returns him to Germany to assist the Roman legions in their greatest ever trial, and the events that will resound down in history, in the dark forests of the Teutoburg...
'The classical world is brought vividly to life' Daily Mail - UK National Newspaper
Winner of the 2016 Gold Medal award for Fiction/Action Readers' Favorite
Excellent, captivating story kept me glued to the pages. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a story of action and passion.
Memorable piece of history; a story told well!
I admit that some of the history covered had either been missed or forgotten over the years. But this story has reignited my search for more!
I am now well retired from a 21 year career in the Navy... but battle is battle, courage is courage, strategy is best shown in layers... & Mr Brooke has succeeded at top level. In the Navy the flag salute for a job “well done” is done by hoisting the semaphore flags BRAVO ZULU. I offer my humble salute... “BZ”.
v/r “PJ” Braun, MCPO/USN (retired)
Excellent book!! Gives a real life look at Roman response to the German problems Rome had facing them at that time. Definitely a page turner and very exciting read. I highly recommend this book. Breath taking battles, and tales of loyalty and enemies of Rome. Thomas M D Brooke tells the story extremely well.