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Head of Zeus
Sons of Rome
Sons of Rome by Simon Turney, by Gordon Doherty
 Rise of Emperors, 1

'A page turner from beginning to end... A damn fine read' Ben Kane.

Four Emperors. Two Friends. One Destiny.

As twilight descends on the 3rd century AD, the Roman Empire is but a shadow of its former self. Decades of usurping emperors, splinter kingdoms and savage wars have left the people beleaguered, the armies weary and the future uncertain. And into this chaos Emperor Diocletian steps, reforming the succession to allow for not one emperor to rule the world, but four.

Meanwhile, two boys share a chance meeting in the great city of Treverorum as Diocletian's dream is announced to the imperial court. Throughout the years that follow, they share heartbreak and glory as that dream sours and the empire endures an era of tyranny and dread. Their lives are inextricably linked, their destinies ever-converging as they rise through Rome's savage stations, to the zenith of empire. For Constantine and Maxentius, the purple robes beckon...

Praise for Gordon Doherty and Simon Turney:

'A page turner from beginning to end... A damn fine read' Ben Kane, author of Lionheart

'The Rise of Emperors series is first-rate Roman fiction. Doherty and Turney each breathe life into their respective characters with insight and humanity' Matthew Harffy, author of Wolf of Wessex

'A nuanced portrait of an intriguing emperor' The Times (on Turney's Commodus)

'A meticulously researched and vivid reimagining of an almost forgotten civilisation' Douglas Jackson, author of Hero of Rome (on Doherty's Empires of Bronze)

'Sons of Rome is an intriguing and highly polished piece of historical fiction' James Tivendale from Grimdark Magazine

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15 Oct 2020 * 528pp * £2.99 * 9781800242098
REVIEWS
A page turner from beginning to end... A damn fine read'
Ben Kane
'An intriguing and highly polished piece of Historical Fiction that is well worth the asking price'
James Tivendale from Grimdark Magazine
'The Rise of Emperors series is first-rate Roman fiction'
Matthew Harffy
Riveting... A superbly crafted and fully engaging story that showcases the cooperative literary talents of its two co-authors, Gordon Doherty and Simon Turney... Original, entertaining, and leaving the reader looking eagerly toward any further novels set in the antiquity of that ancient empire'
MidWest Book Review
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Author
Simon Turney
Simon Turney
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
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Author
Gordon Doherty
Gordon Doherty
Gordon Doherty is a Scottish author, addicted to reading and writing historical fiction. Inspired by visits to the misty Roman ruins of Britain and the sun-baked antiquities of Turkey and Greece, Gordon has written tales of the later Roman Empire, Byzantium, Classical Greece and the Bronze Age. His works include the Legionary, Strategos and Empires of Bronze series, and the Assassin's Creed tie-in novel Odyssey. www.gordondoherty.co.uk @GordonDoherty
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