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Rewarded for saving the emperor's life in battle, centurion Aurelius Castus is promoted to the Corps of Protectores, the elite imperial bodyguard, the swords around the throne.

But he soon discovers the court to be just as hazardous as the battlefield; behind the gilded facade of empire, there are spiralling plots, murderous betrayals and dangerous seductions. And one relentless enemy.

©2015 Ian Ross (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd

Critic Reviews

"Hugely enjoyable. The author winds up tension into an explosion of fast paced events." (Conn Iggulden)
"Ian Ross blazes in the world of Empire and legions...This is up there with Harry Sidebottom and Ben Kane." (M.C. Scott)

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  • Oliveira
  • 09-25-15

not to miss... superbe narration! very envoyable.

looking foward for the next book .... well Done. more audiobooks on rome would be nice!!!!!!!como

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  • Russell Tomlinson
  • 01-29-17

Another great story

If you like Simon Scarrow,Ben Kane,Harry Sidebottom or Bernard Cornwell then this is the series for you.Jonathan Keeble does a wonderful job of narration.Fast paced and plenty of action.

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  • Mr. Anthony D. Bateman
  • 06-30-18

politics

though enjoyable I found this one fragmented and at times confusing. Jonathan keeble brings belief to the characters in his expert narration, and the history of the era is greatly described, .

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  • eatough1999
  • 03-17-17

Loved it!

Second Installment and the intrigue, treachery, brutality continues but within a different arena. Power and supremacy are everything as is loyalty and allegiance.. but who too? Who can be trusted? Is our hero just a pawn or is he shaping his own destiny?
Keeble is superb again.