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The Scorpion's Strike: Empire X - Empire series (Hardback)
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The Scorpion's Strike: Empire X - Empire series (Hardback)

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Hardback 368 Pages / Published: 18/04/2019
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With his compelling Centurions trilogy complete, Anthony Riches returns to his bestselling Empire sequence of novels with his storytelling skills polished to perfection.

Set in the second century AD, The Scorpion's Strike continues the story of Marcus Aquila's fight for justice for a family ripped asunder by imperial assassins.

Still seeking revenge, Marcus finds himself thrown back into the heart of the chaos that is shaking the Roman Empire to its roots.

Fresh from their close escape from imperial betrayal in the German forest, Marcus and the Tungrians are ordered to Gaul, where an outlaw called Maturnus is wreaking havoc. Havoc that may be more than mere banditry, as deserters and freed slaves flock to his cause: rebellion is in the air for the first time in a generation.

And if escape from Rome's memories is a relief for the young centurion, he soon discovers that danger has followed him west to Gaul. The expedition is led by Praetorians whom he has every cause to hate. And to fear, if they should discover who he really is.

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
ISBN: 9781473628670
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 590 g
Dimensions: 242 x 163 x 35 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Praise for Anthony Riches:

'A masterclass in military historical fiction' - The Sunday Express

'A master of the genre' - The Times

'This is fast-paced and gripping "read-through-the-night" fiction, with marvellous characters and occasional moments of dark humour. Some authors are better historians than they are storytellers. Anthony Riches is brilliant at both.' - Conn Iggulden

'A damn fine read... fast-paced, action-packed.' - Ben Kane

'Stands head and shoulders above a crowded field... real, live characters act out their battles on the northern borders with an accuracy of detail and depth of raw emotion that is a rare combination.' - Manda Scott

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Canterbury - Rose Lane
Thursday 25th July 18:30

Anthony Riches' Scorpion's Strike is the latest book in his Empire series of books on Roman Gaul. Freed slaves and local rebels cause havoc in this tale from 'a master of the genre' (The Times).S.D. Sykes', 'The medieval CJ Sansom' (Jeffery Deaver) will speak about The Bone Fire, a nail-biting tale of Kent in 1361, when plague compels some to make brutal choices. ' With her cliché-free sharpness, she is a medieval Raymond Chandler' (The Independent).H.B. Lyle's Red Ribbon is the latest tale of Vernon Kell, one of Sherlock Holmes' 'Baker Street Irregulars', the urchins he trained in detection. Come and hear Lyle, a new voice on the thriller writer scene described as 'captivating' by Mick Herron, 'irresistible' by The Guardian, and 'consistently convincing' by Charles Cumming.

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