Empire (Riches)
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  • 1
    Wounds of Honour: Empire I | Anthony Riches

    Wounds of Honour: Empire I

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Anthony Riches
    • Narrated By Saul Reichlin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (146)
    Performance
    (134)
    Story
    (134)

    Thrilling, authentic, and action packed, this novel introduces soldier hero Marcus Valerius: a centurion stationed on Hadrian's Wall in the second century during a revolt against the Roman Empire. Marcus Valerius Aquila has scarcely landed in Britannia when he has to run for his life - condemned to dishonorable death by power-crazed emperor Commodus. The plan is to take a new name, serve in an obscure regiment on Hadrian's Wall, and lie low until he can hope for justice.

    Fantastic....

    Excellent story line, brilliant narration and damn realistic!!! Truly worth listening to as it brings the last years of the second century Roman worl..Show More »

    Reviewed on 09 April 2015 by richard (BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom)
  • 2
    Arrows of Fury: Empire ll | Anthony Riches

    Arrows of Fury: Empire ll

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Anthony Riches
    • Narrated By Saul Reichlin
    Overall
    (103)
    Performance
    (95)
    Story
    (94)

    The Battle of the Lost Eagle saved Hadrian's Wall, but the new Roman governor of Britannia must stamp out the rebellion of the northern tribes or risk losing the province. Rampaging south with sword and flame under the command of their murderous chieftain Calgus, they have stretched his forces to the limit. For Marcus - now simply Centurion Corvus of the 1st Tungrian cohort - the campaign has become doubly dangerous.

    marsterful

    scarrow and cornwell are experts in historical fiction, but how this story unfolds with each book has me thirsting for more. Each character is uniquel..Show More »

    Reviewed on 08 November 2016 by Mr. Anthony D. Bateman (wales uk)
  • 3
    Fortress of Spears: Empire III | Anthony Riches

    Fortress of Spears: Empire III

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Anthony Riches
    • Narrated By Saul Reichlin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (107)
    Performance
    (89)
    Story
    (88)

    In the enthralling third volume of Empire, Anthony Riches takes the legions deep into north Britannia, where the survivors of the rebellion still hope for revenge.The Romans have vanquished the rebel alliance, leaving Calgus, Lord of the Northern Tribes, the prisoner of the chieftains he once led.But the new Roman leader will not let them rest. He forms an audacious plan to capture Dinpaladyr, the Selgovaes' fortress of spears, and return it to the hands of a trusted ally.

    All action with a great historical bent.

    Blood and guts a little overplayed for my liking ,but a very good story. I can't wait to read the next one.

    Reviewed on 28 April 2015 by T ()
  • 4
    Leopard Sword: Empire IV | Anthony Riches

    Leopard Sword: Empire IV

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Anthony Riches
    • Narrated By Saul Reichlin
    Overall
    (98)
    Performance
    (84)
    Story
    (84)

    Britannia has been subdued - and an epic new chapter in Marcus Valerius Aquila's life begins. The murderous Roman agents who nearly captured Marcus have been defeated by his friends. But in order to protect those very friends from the wrath of the emperor, he must leave the province that has been giving him shelter. As Marcus Tribulus Corvus, centurion of the second Tungrian auxiliary cohort, he leads his men from Hadrian's Wall to the Tungrians' original home in Germania Inferior.

    Compelling read

    Another great book in the series with an exciting story line and another great insight to the Roman time. It got the heart racing!

    Reviewed on 25 June 2015 by Mr T C ()
  • 5
    The Wolf's Gold: Empire V | Anthony Riches

    The Wolf's Gold: Empire V

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Anthony Riches
    • Narrated By Saul Reichlin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (92)
    Performance
    (81)
    Story
    (80)

    Fresh from their victory in Germania, Marcus Aquila and the Tungrians have been sent to Dacia, on the northeastern edge of the Roman Empire, with the mission to safeguard a major source of imperial power. The mines of Alburnus Major contain enough gold to pave the road to Rome. They would make a mighty prize for the marauding Sarmatae tribesmen who threaten the province, and the outnumbered auxiliaries are entrusted with their safety in the face of a barbarian invasion.

    siege

    from the outset, this was going to be the most bloody book so far, but not for that reason is it my favourite. The overused phrase "mans inhumanity t..Show More »

    Reviewed on 20 November 2016 by Mr. Anthony D. Bateman (wales uk)
  • 6
    The Eagle's Vengeance: Empire VI | Anthony Riches

    The Eagle's Vengeance: Empire VI

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Anthony Riches
    • Narrated By Saul Reichlin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (86)
    Performance
    (81)
    Story
    (80)

    The Tungrian auxiliary cohorts return to Hadrian's Wall after their successful Dacian campaign, only to find Britannia in chaos. The legions are overstretched, struggling to man the forts of the northern frontier in the face of increasing barbarian resistance. The Tungrians are the only soldiers who can be sent into the northern wastes, far beyond the long-abandoned wall built by Antoninus, where a lost symbol of imperial power of the Sixth Victorious Legion is reputed to await them.

    comodus

    treachery abounds as our cohort retrieves proof from barbarians, fights battles, and gains some vengeance against the prefect of pretorians. more pl..Show More »

    Reviewed on 24 November 2016 by Mr. Anthony D. Bateman (wales uk)
  • 7
    The Emperor's Knives: Empire VII | Anthony Riches

    The Emperor's Knives: Empire VII

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Anthony Riches
    • Narrated By Saul Reichlin
    Overall
    (78)
    Performance
    (75)
    Story
    (74)

    The seventh novel in Anthony Riches' acclaimed Empire sequence brings Marcus Aquila back to Rome, hunting the men who destroyed his family. But the revenge he craves may cost him and those around him dearly. The young centurion's urge to exact his own brutal justice upon the shadowy cabal of assassins who butchered his family means that he must face them on their own ground, risking his own death at their hands. A senator, a gang boss, a praetorian officer and, deadliest of all, champion gladiator Mortiferum - the Death Bringer - lie in wait.

    The roman sword is double edged and cuts both ways

    Duty and destiny weave a deadly game in the streets of Rome.

    Reviewed on 05 February 2015 by Allan Hugman ()
  • 8
    Thunder of the Gods: Empire VIII | Anthony Riches

    Thunder of the Gods: Empire VIII

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Anthony Riches
    • Narrated By Saul Reichlin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (91)
    Performance
    (86)
    Story
    (83)

    The eighth book in the Empire sequence takes Centurion Marcus Aquila and his Tungrian legion on a dangerous mission to the heart of the Parthian empire. With Rome no longer safe, Marcus and the Tungrians are ordered east, to the desolate borderlands where Rome and Parthia have vied for supremacy for centuries. Ordered to relieve the siege of an isolated fortress, their task is doomed to bloody failure unless they can turn the disaffected Third Legion into a fighting force capable of resisting the terrifying Parthian cataphracts.

    Difficult to follow. Poor narration

    I have read the other books in this series and was looking forward to the latest .
    But this is difficult to follow, the characters all sound like ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 26 April 2015 by Mr (Trowbridge, United Kingdom)
  • 9
    Altar of Blood: Empire IX | Anthony Riches

    Altar of Blood: Empire IX

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Anthony Riches
    • Narrated By Saul Reichlin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (73)
    Performance
    (67)
    Story
    (65)

    The ninth novel in the thrilling Empire sequence leads Centurion Marcus Aquila and the Tungrians to the battlefield that was one of Rome's most disastrous defeats. The Tungrians have no sooner returned to Rome than they find themselves tasked with a very different mission from their desperate exploits in Parthia.

    unfinished business

    from the first revelation of the death of a main character, I failed to enjoy this last, at least for now I hope, of the series. The story is good bu..Show More »

    Reviewed on 06 December 2016 by Mr. Anthony D. Bateman (wales uk)