December 31st, 2012 by Anthony Riches

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  1. RENATO says:

    Hi, I read his novel “The Empire, the Sword and the Honor” and I was fascinated … really nice .. exciting … and full of very accurate details.
    I live in Pompeii and here we still breathe the air of ancient Roman life and she with her novel transported me to that historical period.
    Congratulations indeed..I hope to be able to read as soon as possible all the books.
    Greetings to a master of the pen.

    1. Tony Riches says:

      Thank you Renato, that’s really kind of you! Enjoy the series, and don’t forget ‘The Centurions’ (a trilogy)!

  2. SEAN HEAD says:

    Hi Anthony.
    I know this is a bit late but I like to thank you for the signed,
    Limited edition graphic novels.
    I am now looking for a signed hardback 1st ed copy of your book, Retribution.
    Can you help with any ideas.
    Best regards.

    1. Tony Riches says:

      Hi Sean, thank you!

      I suggest Goldsboro Books?



  3. david stewart says:

    Hi Anthony
    I was going through a hard time ( violins playing lol) joking aside it was some very low months in my life I wouldn’t leave the house and something that I believe kept me sane and took me out a lonely house that used to have my daughters laughter was finding your books,
    Every time I picked one up and read it I was transported to the legion I smelt the air smelt the blood and grime every time I finished one book it was back to an empty quiet depressing house, then back onto amazon and when your next book arrived I was again transported, now when I read the centurion books I feel that dejavu moment of that time, whilst I had help in other ways and am back to myself and happy I can honestly say your books helped enormously you can know that your writing had at least a profound effect on one person being part of his recovery, I can’t wait for the next empire book I recently went over to audiobooks and own every one of yours as well as the paperback and some hardbacks.
    Thank you Anthony
    David stewart

  4. Roy Dobbs says:

    I just completed the last of your books and I just have to say, what a thrilling adventure it was. Twelve books in such rich detail. You write in graphic detail Roman History. Full of all the elements of a fantastic writer, LOVE IT! I am looking forward to your next book. I do have to admit because your stories are so rich in details it takes longer to read than other Roman novels. Keep up your great writing.

    1. Anthony Riches says:

      Thanks Ray! I hope that was Retribution, the stand alone trilogy that I wrote as a change of scene from the Empire series. I loved writing it, and I’m delighted that you enjoyed it!


  5. Grant Nakashima says:

    Hi Anthony,
    Big fan of both your series. Having recently read the Centurions series, now waiting on the next Empire book. When will it be out? I can’t wait, so I started reading the series again from the start. Btw, it’s the 3rd time doing so. Keep up the great writings… Looking forward for your new release. Hopefully soon.


    1. Tony Riches says:

      Hi Grant, thanks for the kind comments. Empire 10 – The Scorpion`s Strike will be published some time around next April, all being well. Thanks for the encouragement!

  6. Philip Purves says:

    Hi Anthony,
    Not commented since I drew your attention to David Divine’s book but I have followed (and own) all your Empire series. My congratulatons on a superbly atmospheric effort! May I suggest that, in the later books, some of the new characters which have replaced the original ones who passed on to Mithras seem to have become a little impersonal – those little descriptive passages fleshing them out are missing and make a surprising difference1 Keep up the excellent work.

    1. Anthony Riches says:

      Hi Philip, that’s great feedback and I thank you for it. I’ll see if I can build some more character descriptions back in.



  7. Mike A says:

    Dear Anthony,

    From a very loyal Australian fan – a word of appreciation for the amazing Centurions trilogy. As much as I’ve enjoyed the Empire series, I got so much from the Centurions. I find with the Empire series that I’m unequivocally going for the lads, but with Centurions, I found my loyalties wavering. It was amazing to get an insight into not only the Romans, but those impacted by them.

    The various parts of the story gelled perfectly, and there were some amazing characters. I also enjoyed the fact that you went into a bit more detail into the battle and siege details.

    As with all of your books, I’m torn between wanting to race through the story, but not wanting it to end.

    Love your work, and can’t wait for the next release.

    Cheers, Mike.

    1. Anthony Riches says:

      Cheers Mike, both for the kind words and the feeling (which I shared) of being a bit torn between Romans and Batavi.

      The next release will be arriving sometime early next year – The Scorpion’s Strike.



  8. John Sully says:

    Hi Anthony

    I have just finished reading Retribution. The Centurions series has been great, though I still prefer the Empire stories and am looking forward to the next one. Thank you for all the work that goes into these novels. Please keep them coming.

    One comment, I hope constructive. I noticed in this last book, and perhaps it’s general, how little weather there is affecting the soldiers. Cold gets the occasional mention, but it never seems to rain. Surely weather was a major factor for ancient armies. A winter siege on the Rhine must have been a hell of rain, mud, and snow, especially for the besiegers. And are no plans ever disrupted by storms etc? Perhaps too much realism would break the flow of the action!

    Whatever, thanks again, and best wishes.


    1. Anthony Riches says:

      Hi John,

      Thanks for the kind comments and I do take your point regarding the weather. I’ll give that some thought! Interestingly the boys will be crossing the Alps in ‘The Scorpion’s Strike’, so it’s a timely question!


  9. Darren Henry says:


    Can you please advise if there will be any future installments on the Empire series



    1. Anthony Riches says:

      Hi Darren,

      Yes, Marcus and the Tungrians will return in early 2018, I promise, in ‘The Scorpion’s Strike’.



  10. Scott says:

    I thought you would like to know you misspelled the word “alot”. Silly mistakes are a pet peeve of mine and they can ruin your website’s credibility. In the past I’ve used a tool like to keep mistakes off my website.

    -Scott Matthews Sr

    1. Anthony Riches says:

      Thanks Scott, very helpful!



    2. david stewart says:

      I can tell you mate I think spelling mistakes actually make a website like this more personal.
      We are all human and when we see spelling mistakes we know it’s real, not spellchecked,
      I personally think that for you to take the time out and instead of saying how good or bad you think the books are, you instead decide to point out the spelling which I think is very arrogant,
      I know from Anthony’s comment he doesn’t see it that way but still you could maybe have put that at the end of a comment on what you think of his books,

      1. Tony Riches says:

        Thanks Dave, I am pretty relaxed though…a dozen books will do that…



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