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Shadow and Dust: A Throne of the Caesars Story

Narrated by: Colin Mace
Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
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A tense and brilliantly dramatic short story from the best-selling author of The Throne of the Caesars Series. This thrilling short story opens at the end of Blood & Steel and is the perfect trailer for Harry Sidebottom's new novel, Fire & Sword.

AD 238. When Gordian the Younger is brutally cut down at the battle of Carthage, his ally, Phillyrio, and a centurion from his army must make for the hills of Northern Africa to escape Maximinus' army. But their enemy, led by Capelianus, is determined to hunt them down.

©2016 Harry Sidebottom (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic Reviews

"An amazing story of bloodlust, ruthless ambition and revenge." (The Times)
"Sidebottom's prose blazes with searing scholarship." (The Times)
"Superior fiction, with depth, authenticity and a sense of place." (TLS)
"A storming triumph...wonderful fight scenes, deft literary touches and salty dialogue." (Daily Telegraph)
"Explosive action and knuckle-whitening drama." (Guardian)

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much better than the novel from which it originate

as with the previous short story in throne of Caesars series, that one is better than the big novel. it is simply more imaginative, inspiring and enjoyable than the main dish.