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Head of Zeus
Gods of Rome
Gods of Rome by Simon Turney, by Gordon Doherty
 Rise of Emperors, 3

For one to rule, the other must die.

AD 312:  A year of horrific and brutal warfare.

Although outnumbered, Constantine's legions seem unstoppable as they surge through Maxentius' Italian heartlands. Constantine is determined to reach and seize the ancient capital of Rome from his rival, yet his army is exhausted, plagued by religious rivalries and on the verge of revolt. Maxentius meanwhile contends with a restive and dissenting Roman populace. Neither general can risk a prolonged war.

When the two forces clash amidst portents and omens in a battle that will shape history, there are factors at work beyond their control. Only one thing is certain: Constantine and Maxentius' rivalry must end. With one on a bloodied sword and the other the sole ruler of an Empire...

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)

'An intriguing and highly polished piece of historical fiction' James Tivendale from Grimdark (on Sons of Rome)

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02 Sep 2021 * 464pp * £4.99 * 9781800242111
A page turner from beginning to end... A damn fine read'
Ben Kane
'The Rise of Emperors series is first-rate Roman fiction'
Matthew Harffy

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

'Astonishing... A fascinating, detailed and dramatic story of one of Rome's most notorious emperors' Sunday Express (on Turney's Commodus).

'A meticulously researched and vivid reimagining of an almost forgotten civilisation'
 Douglas Jackson (on Doherty's Empires of Bronze)
Sons of Rome
Masters of Rome
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
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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. @GordonDoherty
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