Warrior of Rome

6 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 222 ratings

Fire in the East - Warrior of Rome Summary

AD 255; the Roman Imperium is stretched to breaking point, its authority and might challenged throughout the territories and along every border. Yet the most lethal threat lurks far to the east in Persia, where the massing forces of the Sassanid Empire loom with fiery menace.

The far-flung and isolated citadel of Arete faces out across the wasteland, awaiting the inevitable invasion. One man is sent to marshal the defences of this lonely city; one man to shore up the crumbling walls of a once indomitable symbol of Roman power; a man whose name itself means war, a man called Ballista.

Alone, Ballista is called to muster the forces and the courage to stand first and to stand hard against the greatest enemy ever to confront the Imperium.

©2008 Dr Harry Sidebottom (P)2008 WF Howes Ltd
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  • Book 1

    • Fire in the East - Warrior of Rome

    • By: Harry Sidebottom
    • Narrated by: Nick Boulton
    • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 122
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 57

    The far-flung and isolated citadel of Arete faces out across the wasteland, awaiting the inevitable invasion. One man is sent to marshal the defences of this lonely city; one man to shore up the crumbling walls of a once indomitable symbol of Roman power; a man whose name itself means war, a man called Ballista.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Worth Persevering With

    • By Simon on 12-07-14

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 2

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  • Book 3

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  • Book 6

    • The Amber Road

    • By: Harry Sidebottom
    • Narrated by: Nick Boulton
    • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 44

    AD 264 - The Roman Empire is torn in two. The latest blazing novel in the Warrior of Rome series. The western provinces - Gaul, Spain and Britain - have been seized; to the east, on the plains of northern Italy, armies muster. War is coming. Everyone must choose a side. Ballista must journey the Amber Road to the far north to Hyperborea, back to his original home and the people of his birth. Yet not all welcome Ballista’s return. Does treachery pose the greatest danger?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not as Convincing as earlier volumes

    • By Simon on 12-10-15

    Regular price: £17.39