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The Mask of Command

Twilight of Empire, Book 4
By: Ian Ross
Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
Series: Twilight of Empire, Book 4
Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
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Summary

When an act of murder throws the western provinces into turmoil, Aurelius Castus is ordered to take command of the military forces on the Rhine. But he soon discovers that the frontier is a place where the boundaries between civilisation and barbarism have little meaning.

At the very heart of the conflict are two boys. One is Emperor Constantine's young heir, Crispus. The other is Castus' own beloved son, Sabinus. Only Castus stands between them and men who would kill them.

©2016 Ian Ross (P)2017 W F Howes Ltd

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"Well-crafted, atmospheric and thoroughly enjoyable." (Ben Kane)
"Hugely enjoyable. The author winds up tension into an explosion of fast-paced events." (Conn Iggulden on Swords Around the Throne)

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Excellent story, well narrated by Jonathan Keeble.

Interesting insight into the late Roman Empire on it's northern border. Good story with excellent action scenes.

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poor castus

our hero once again suffers personal loss, and outrage at Rome's elite. an excellent tale of war intrigue and affairs of the heart, written with detail of the age, and once again enhanced by the narration of Jonathan keeble.

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Another gripping tale, full of twists and turns

This series of books set towards the dying days of the Roman Empire, continues to excite. With fine portrayals performed superbly by the narrator and well rounded characters, I look forward to the next instalment.

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A Good Solid Story

The characters were very real. I really cared about what happened to them and wanted the story to continue. I wanted to know about their lives and what happened next. Loved the readers voice.