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Bellatrix
05 Jan 2023 * EBOOK * £2.99 * 9781801108959

Warrior and combat medic, Titus Cervianus, must fight the armies of the fabled Warrior Queen in this Roman adventure from Simon Turney.

Fiction / FJH (Action & Adventure)
Extent: 416 pages  Illus: 1 map
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Also in Legion XXII series
BellatrixLegion XXII, 2by Simon Turney

Warrior and combat medic of the Twenty Second Legion, Titus Cervianus, must fight the armies of the fabled Warrior Queen in this blistering new Roman adventure from Simon Turney.

Titus Cervianus is no ordinary soldier. And the Twenty Second is no ordinary legion...

Egypt, 25 BC. Titus Cervianus marches into the unknown as he and the Twenty Second Legion contend with the armies of the Bellatrix: the Warrior Queen of Kush. The Kushites and the Egyptians are united against the Roman presence in their lands – but there are complex political and military forces at work. Deep in the deserts, Cervianus and his comrades must brace themselves for a furious onslaught as they take on the might of the Bellatrix.

Reviews for Simon Turney's Legion XXII series:

'If you want gritty and utterly authentic edge of the seat Roman action, you should be reading Simon Turney.' Anthony Riches
'A vivid, historically authentic Roman military thriller, with non-stop action and excitement that keeps you turning the pages.' Alex Gough
'Brings a whole new dimension to the genre... Recommended.' Historical Novel Society
'A blistering desert epic, brimming with tension, mystery and adventure!' Gordon Doherty

Simon Turney is from Yorkshire and, having spent much of his childhood visiting historic sites, fell in love with the Roman heritage of the region. His fascination with the ancient world snowballed from there with great interest in Rome, Egypt, Greece and Byzantium. His works include the Marius' Mules and Praetorian series, the Tales of the Empire and The Damned Emperor series, and the Rise of Emperors books with Gordon Doherty. He lives in North Yorkshire with his family. Follow Simon at www.simonturney.com

Second in well-received new series by popular Yorkshire author Turney, a historical novelist and Roman era expert.

Unique protagonist in Titus Cervanius – combat medic and warrior. Author says: 'Legion XXII is the culmination of several things: a fascination with Egypt, a love of Roman military history, an interest in the origins of the 22nd Legion, who were unusual to say the least, and the amazing and unsung role that the combat medic, has played in war throughout history.'

Set in the Roman Empire, Egypt and North Africa in the first century BC.

MARKET: Ben Kane; Conn Iggulden; Simon Scarrow; Gordon Doherty.


PRAISE FOR SIMON TURNEY:
'A vivid, historically authentic Roman military thriller, with non-stop action and excitement that keeps you turning the pages' Alex Gough.
'A blistering desert epic, brimming with tension, mystery and adventure!' Gordon Doherty, on Legion XXII.
'Brings a whole new dimension to the genre... Recommended' Historical Novel Society.
'A nuanced portrait of an intriguing emperor' The Times, on Commodus.
'First-rate Roman fiction' Matthew Harffy, on Sons of Rome.
'A page turner from beginning to end... A damn fine read'
Ben Kane

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