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Summary

Warrior and combat medic, Titus Cervianus, must lead a legion and quell the uprisings in Egypt in a new Roman adventure from Simon Turney. Egypt. 

25 BC. Titus Cervianus is no ordinary soldier. A former surgeon from the city of Ancyra, he's now a capsarius—a combat medic. Cervianus is a pragmatist, a scientist and truly unpopular with his legion. The Twenty Second Deiotariana have been sent to deal with uprisings and chaos in Egypt. Yet the Twenty Second is no ordinary legion either. Founded as the private royal army of one of Rome's most devoted allies, the king of Galatia, their ways are not the same as the other legions, a factor that sets them apart and causes friction with their fellow soldiers. 

Marching into the unknown, Cervianus will find unexpected allies in a local cavalryman and a troublesome lunatic. Both will be of critical importance as the young medic marches into the searing sands of the south, finding forbidden temples, dark assassins, vicious crocodiles and, worst of all, the warrior queen of Kush....

©2022 Simon Turney (P)2022 W F Howes

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A new saga is born.

As a fan of historical novels, this is by far one of the best I've read in recent years. Simon Turney has the writer's gift of transporting you to a place and time long ago. With a sweating brow and a dry mouth, you'll be marching through the Nile delta with the rest of the contubernia heading towards Kush. Simon's interweaving mix of characters engages you from the start and keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout the story. The author is up there with Bernard Cornwell, Ben Kane and Simon Scarrow.
I for one, can't wait to read the next instalment, so get writing Simon!

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Fantastic start to a series

I’m a huge fan of the Marius mules series and found Capsarius to be an even more engaging and fun listen.

Characters are great, setting is amazing, narration is perfect, all in all this book is 5/5. Can’t wait for next in series.

If you’re a fan of historical fiction, don’t hesitate to spend a credit on this book, It’s fantastic!