Agent Of Rome: The Imperial Banner

by Nick Brown

Hodder | May 7, 2013 | Trade Paperback

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272 AD

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. Accompanied by his faithful servant Simo and ex-gladiator bodyguard Indavara, Cassius must journey across the dangerous wastes of Syria to the equally perilous streets of Antioch. He and his companions face ruthless brigands, mysterious cults, merciless assassins and intrigue at every turn.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 in

Published: May 7, 2013

Publisher: Hodder

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1444714899

ISBN - 13: 9781444714890

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Agent Of Rome: The Imperial Banner

Agent Of Rome: The Imperial Banner

by Nick Brown

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 in

Published: May 7, 2013

Publisher: Hodder

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1444714899

ISBN - 13: 9781444714890

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272 AD

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. Accompanied by his faithful servant Simo and ex-gladiator bodyguard Indavara, Cassius must journey across the dangerous wastes of Syria to the equally perilous streets of Antioch. He and his companions face ruthless brigands, mysterious cults, merciless assassins and intrigue at every turn.

About the Author

Nick Brown grew up in Norfolk and later studied history at the University of Sussex. In 2000 he embarked on a PGCE course at the University of Exeter and began a career as a teacher of humanities and English. Having taught in England and Poland, he has recently returned to his home town, Norwich. The Imperial Banner is the second volume of the Agent of Rome series.

Editorial Reviews

'Brown has given this Roman military/adventure story a great twist in having Cassius hail from the secret service ranks ...The Siege is also a character study and offers a rare glimpse into 3rd century Rome and her occupation of Syria.'-Historical Novels Review