Empire Series: Wounds of Honour

Wounds of Honour

Marcus Valerius Aquila has scarcely landed in Britannia when he has to run for his life – condemned to dishonourable death by power-crazed Emperor Commodus. The plan is to take a new name, serve in an obscure regiment on Hadrian’s Wall and lie low until he can hope for justice. Then a rebel army sweeps down from the wastes north of the Wall, and Marcus has to prove he’s hard enough to lead a century in the front line of a brutal, violent war.

Sunday Times bestseller “Wounds of Honour” is published in the UK by Hodder & Stoughton.

  • ISBN (Hardback): 978 0 340 92030 5
  • ISBN (Paperback): 978 0 340 92031 2

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Empire Series: Arrows of Fury

Arrows of Fury

The Battle of the Lost Eagle saved Hadrian’s Wall, but the new Roman governor of Britannia must stamp out the rebellion of the northern tribes or risk losing the province. Rampaging south with sword and flame under the command of their murderous chieftain Calgus, they have stretched his forces to the limit. For Marcus – now simply Centurion Corvus of the 1st Tungrian cohort – the campaign has become doubly dangerous. As reinforcements flood into Britannia he is surrounded by new officers with no reason to protect him from the emperor’s henchmen. Death could result from a careless word as easily as from an enemy spear. Worse, one of them is close on his heels. While Marcus is training two centuries of Syrian archers to survive a barbarian charge and then take the fight back to their enemy, the ne prefect of the 2nd Tungrians has discovered his secret. Only a miracle can save Marcus and the men who protect him from disgrace and death…

Sunday Times bestseller “Wounds of Honour” is published in the UK by Hodder & Stoughton.

  • ISBN (Hardback): 978 0 340 92033 6
  • ISBN (Paperback): 978 0 340 92034 3

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Empire Series: Fortress of Spears

Fortress of Spears

In the enthralling third volume of ‘Empire’, Anthony Riches takes the legions deep into north Britannia, where the survivors of the rebellion still hope for revenge.

The Romans have vanquished the rebel alliance, leaving Calgus, Lord of the Northern Tribes, the prisoner of the chieftains he once led. But the new Roman leader will not let them rest. He forms an audacious plan to capture Dinpaladyr, the Selgovaes’ fortress of spears, and return it to the hands of a trusted ally.

Marcus Aquila – burning for revenge on an enemy army that has killed one of his best friends – is part of the select group of infantry chosen to go north with the Petriana cavalry and take the fort before the rebel army can reach it. He believes his disguise as Centurion Corvus of the 2nd Tungrians is still holding. But he is just a few days ahead of two of the emperor’s agents, sent from Rome to kill him. Pitiless assassins who know his real name, and too much about his friends.

Sunday Times bestseller “Wounds of Honour” is published in the UK by Hodder & Stoughton.

  • ISBN (Hardback): 978 0 340 92036 7
  • ISBN (Paperback): 978 0 340 92031 2

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Empire Series: The Leopard Sword

The Leopard Sword

Britannia has been subdued – and an epic new chapter in Marcus Valerius Aquila’s life begins. The murderous Roman agents who nearly captured Marcus have been defeated by his friends, but in order to protect those very friends from the wrath of the emperor, he must leave the province which has been giving him shelter.

As Marcus Tribulus Corvus, centurion of the second Tungrian auxiliary cohort, he leads his men from Hadrian’s Wall to the Tungrians’ original home in Germania Inferior. There he finds a very different world from the turbulent British frontier – but one with its own dangers.

Tungrorum, the centre of a once-prosperous farming province, a city already brought low by the ravages of the eastern plague that has swept through the empire, is now threatened by an outbreak of brutally violent robbery. A bandit chieftain called Obduro, his identity always hidden behind an iron cavalry helmet, is robbing and killing with impunity. His sword – sharper, stronger and more deadly than any known to the Roman army – is the lethal symbol of his unstoppable power. And now he has moved beyond mere theft and threatens to destabilize the whole northern frontier of the empire…

Sunday Times bestseller “The Leopard Sword” is published in the UK by Hodder & Stoughton.

  • ISBN (Hardback): 978 1 444 71182 0
  • ASIN (eBook) B007FXICSC

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Empire Series: The Wolfs Gold

The Wolf’s Gold

Fresh from their victory in Germania, Marcus Aquila and the Tungrians have been sent to Dacia, on the north-eastern edge of the Roman Empire, with the mission to safeguard a major source of imperial power.

The mines of Alburnus Major contain enough gold to pave the road to Rome. They would make a mighty prize for the marauding Sarmatae tribesmen who threaten the province, and the outnumbered auxiliaries are entrusted with their safety in the face of a barbarian invasion.

Beset by both the Sarmatian horde and more subtle threats offered by men who should be their comrades, the Tungrians must also come to terms with the danger posed by a new and unexpected enemy. They will have to fight to the death to save the honour of the empire – and their own skins.

“The Wolf’s Gold” is published in the UK by Hodder & Stoughton.

‘Some authors are better historians than they are storytellers. Anthony Riches is brilliant at both.’– Conn Iggulden

  • ISBN-10: 1444711865
  • ISBN-13: 978-1444711868

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Empire Series: The Eagles Vengeance

The Eagles Vengeance

The Tungrian auxiliary cohorts return to Hadrian’s Wall after their successful Dacian campaign, only to find Britannia in chaos. The legions are overstretched, struggling to man the forts of the northern frontier in the face of increasing barbarian resistance.

The Tungrians are the only soldiers who can be sent into the northern wastes, far beyond the long abandoned wall built by Antoninus, where a lost symbol of imperial power of the Sixth Victorious Legion is reputed to await them. Protected by an impassable swamp and hidden in a fortress atop a high mountain, the eagle of the Sixth legion must be recovered if the legion is to survive.

Marcus and his men must penetrate the heart of the enemy’s strength, ghosting through a deadly wilderness patrolled by vicious huntresses before breaching the walls of the Fang, an all-but-impregnable fort, if they are to rescue the legion’s venerated standard. If successful their escape will be twice as perilous, with the might of a barbarian tribe at their heels.

“The Eagles Vengeance” is published in the UK by Hodder & Stoughton.

  • ISBN-10: 1444711903
  • ISBN-13: 978-1444711905

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Empire Series: The Emperors Knives

The Emperors Knives

The seventh novel in Anthony Riches’ acclaimed Empire sequence brings Marcus Aquila back to Rome, hunting the men who destroyed his family. But the revenge he craves may cost him and those around him dearly.

The young centurion’s urge to exact his own brutal justice upon the shadowy cabal of assassins who butchered his family means that he must face them on their own ground, risking his own death at their hands. A senator, a gang boss, a praetorian officer and, deadliest of all, champion gladiator Mortiferum – the Death Bringer – lie in wait.

The knives are unsheathed, and ready for blood…

“The Emperors Knives” is published in the UK by Hodder & Stoughton.

  • ISBN-10: 1444731912
  • ISBN-13: 978-1444731910

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Empire Series: Thunder of the Gods

Thunder of the Gods

The eighth book in the Empire sequence takes Centurion Marcus Aquila and his Tungrian legion on a dangerous mission to the heart of the Parthian empire. With Rome no longer safe Marcus and the Tungrians are ordered east, to the desolate border lands where Rome and Parthia have vied for supremacy for centuries. Ordered to relieve the siege of an isolated fortress, their task is doomed to bloody failure unless they can turn the disaffected Third Legion into a fighting force capable of resisting the terrifying Parthian cataphracts. And Marcus must travel to the enemy capital Ctesiphon on a desperate mission, the only man who can persuade the King of Kings to halt a war that threatens the humiliation of the empire and the slaughter of his friends.

“Thunder of the Gods” is published in the UK by Hodder & Stoughton.

  • ISBN-10: 1444731963
  • ISBN-13: 978 1444731965

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Altar of Blood

Altar of Blood

The ninth novel in the thrilling Empire sequence leads Centurion Marcus Aquila and the Tungrians to the battlefield that was one of Rome’s most disastrous defeats.

The Tungrians have no sooner returned to Rome than they find themselves tasked with a very different mission to their desperate exploits in Parthia.

Ordered to cross the river Rhenus into barbarian Germany and capture a tribal priestess who may be the most dangerous person on the empire’s northern border, they are soon subject to the machinations of an old enemy who will stop at nothing to sabotage their plans before they have even set foot on the river’s eastern bank.

But after their Roman enemy is neutralised they face a challenge greater still. With two of the Bructeri tribe’s greatest treasures in their hands they must regain Roman territory by crossing the unforgiving wilderness that was the graveyard of Roman imperial strategy two hundred years before. And capture by the Bructeri’s vengeful chieftain and his warband can only end in one way – a horrific sacrificial death on the tribe’s altar of blood.

“Altar of Blood” is published in the UK by Hodder & Stoughton.

  • ISBN-10: 1444732013
  • ISBN-13: 978-1444732016

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