Agent of Rome

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The Siege Summary

AD 270. Rome has ruled Syria for over three centuries. But now the weakened empire faces a desperate threat: Queen Zenobia of Palmyra has turned her Roman-trained army against her former masters, and the once invincible legions have been crushed. Arabia, Palestine and Egypt have fallen, and now Antioch, Syria's capital, stands exposed.

Cassius Corbulo is a young intelligence agent fresh from officer training. He has been assigned the menial task of rounding up wounded legionaries, but then urgent new orders arrive. He is the only ranking Roman officer left in the line of the Palmyran advance. He must take command of the fort of Alauran, the last stronghold still in Roman hands, and hold it against the enemy until reinforcements arrive. What Cassius finds at Alauran would daunt the most seasoned veteran, let alone a 19- year-old with no experience of war.

A mere scattering of divided and demoralised legionaries remain, backed up by some fractious Syrian auxiliaries and a drunken Praetorian Guardsman. With the Palmyrans just days away, Cassius must somehow find the discipline, resourcefulness and courage to organise the garrison, save Alauran and secure Rome's eastern frontier....

©2011 NH Brown (P)2014 Oakhill Publishing
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  • Book 1

    • The Siege

    • Agent of Rome, Book 1
    • By: Nick Brown
    • Narrated by: Nigel Peever
    • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    AD 270. Rome has ruled Syria for over three centuries. But now the weakened empire faces a desperate threat: Queen Zenobia of Palmyra has turned her Roman-trained army against her former masters, and the once invincible legions have been crushed. Arabia, Palestine and Egypt have fallen, and now Antioch, Syria's capital, stands exposed. Cassius Corbulo is a young intelligence agent fresh from officer training. He has been assigned the menial task of rounding up wounded legionaries....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • what an excellent listen

    • By Paul Thomas on 07-03-17

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 1.5

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  • Book 2

    • The Imperial Banner

    • Agent of Rome, Book 2
    • By: Nick Brown
    • Narrated by: Nigel Peever
    • Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
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    AD 272 - the Roman emperor Aurelian has defeated Queen Zenobia and crushed the Palmyran revolt. Faridun's Banner, hallowed battle standard of the Persian Empire, has fallen into Roman hands and is to be returned to the Persians as part of a historic peace treaty. But on the eve of the signing, the banner goes missing. Recalled to Syria, imperial agent Cassius Corbulo is charged with recovering the flag.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good book

    • By James on 18-07-16

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  • Book 3

    • Agent of Rome: The Far Shore

    • By: Nick Brown
    • Narrated by: Nigel Peever
    • Length: 16 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
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    Treason waits at the furthest reaches of Empire...When the deputy commander of Rome's Imperial Security Service is assassinated on the island of Rhodes, Cassius Corbulo swiftly finds himself embroiled in the investigation. Assisted once more by ex-gladiator bodyguard Indavara and servant Simo, his search for the truth is complicated by the involvement of the dead man's headstrong daughter, Annia.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dramatic and exciting reading

    • By Hades on 10-10-13

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  • Book 4

    • The Black Stone

    • Agent of Rome, Book 4
    • By: Nick Brown
    • Narrated by: Nigel Peever
    • Length: 17 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
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    AD 273. Obsessed by the solar religions of the east, the emperor Aurelian sets out to obtain every sacred object within his realm. But one - a mysterious rock said to channel the power of the sun god - lies beyond his reach. Warrior-priest Ilaha has captured the legendary stone and is using it to raise an army against Rome. For imperial agent Cassius Corbulo and ex-gladiator bodyguard Indavara, stopping him constitutes their greatest challenge yet.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
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    • By Michele E. on 01-12-16

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  • Book 5

    • The Emperor's Silver

    • Agent of Rome 5
    • By: Nick Brown
    • Narrated by: Nigel Peever
    • Length: 16 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    Still recovering from his previous assignment in Arabia, imperial agent Cassius Corbulo has been spending most of his time and money on women and wine. Unfortunately for him, word of his achievements has reached Emperor Aurelian's deputy, and he is sent north, tasked with smashing a counterfeiting gang.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Undercover Romans

    • By Simon on 18-10-18

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  • Book 6

    • The Earthly Gods

    • Agent of Rome, Book 6
    • By: Nick Brown
    • Narrated by: Nigel Peever
    • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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    Imperial agent Cassius Corbulo is about to go rogue. His bodyguard, Indavara, has been kidnapped and has seemingly vanished off the face of the earth. Having spent weeks trying to discover his fate, Cassius's time is up. But when an old ally's daughter is enslaved, he feels obliged to repay a long standing debt. Refusing the offer of a prestigious post, Cassius - and his Christian servant Simo - join nomadic chieftain Kabir and a trio of warriors, determined to rescue the missing girl.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Up there with the best

    • By George J. on 27-09-17

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