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    • Fire in the East

    • Warrior of Rome, Book 1
    • By: Harry Sidebottom
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 158
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 130
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 133

    A.D. 255. The Roman imperium is stretched to the breaking point, its authority and might challenged throughout the territories and along every border. One man is sent to marshal the defenses of a lonely city and to shore up the crumbling walls of a once indomitable symbol of Roman power, a man whose very name means war: a man called Ballista. So unfolds an epic drama - a story of empire, heroes, treachery, courage, and most of all, of brutal, bloody warfare.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Was a Bit Sharpe-ish

    • By Cisco Rivera on 03-03-14

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Lion of the Sun

    • Warrior of Rome, Book 3
    • By: Harry Sidebottom
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99

    Betrayed by his most trusted adviser, Roman Emperor Valerian has been captured by the Sassanid barbarians. The shame of the vanquished beats down mercilessly like the desert sun as the frail old emperor prostrates himself before Shapur, king of kings. Ballista looks on helplessly but vows under his breath to avenge those who have brought the empire to the brink of destruction with their treachery.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Action, Action, Action

    • By STEVEN on 08-13-15

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Fire and Sword

    • Throne of the Caesars, Book 3
    • By: Harry Sidebottom
    • Narrated by: Colin Mace
    • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    The third book in Sidebottom's epic series set in third-century Rome - a dramatic era of murder, coup, counter-rebellions and civil war.

    Regular price: $14.97

    • King of Kings

    • Warrior of Rome, Book 2
    • By: Harry Sidebottom
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 130
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106

    In A.D. 256, the specter of treachery hangs ominously over the Roman Empire. The sparks of Christian fervor have spread through the empire like wildfire, and the imperium is alive with the machinations of dangerous and powerful men. All the while, Sassanid forces press forward relentlessly along the eastern frontier. The battle-bloodied General Ballista returns to the imperial court from the fallen city of Arete only to find that there are those who would rather see him dead than alive.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Historical novel buff's dream

    • By Bonnie on 01-11-13

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Blood and Steel

    • Throne of the Caesars, Book 2
    • By: Harry Sidebottom
    • Narrated by: Colin Mace
    • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    From the best-selling author of Warrior of Rome comes the second book in an epic new series set in third century Rome - a dramatic era of murder, coup, counter-rebellions, and civil war. In a world of battle and betrayal, men will fight - and kill - to sit on the Throne of the Caesars. Rome, AD 238. Emperor Maximinus' reign hangs in the balance. At the helm of an empire that is bleeding manpower and money to sustain his wars in the north, rebellions flare in the far reaches of its territories.

    Regular price: $16.77

    • The Caspian Gates

    • Warrior of Rome, Book IV
    • By: Harry Sidebottom
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 48

    AD 262: The Roman Imperium is in turmoil after the struggle for the throne that brought Gallienus to power. Ephesus, the metropolis of the Eastern Empire, lies in ruins, shattered by a mighty earthquake. Its citizens live in fear as the mob overwhelms the city, baying for blood to avenge the gods who have punished them. Yet an even greater threat to the Empire advances from the north: the barbaric Goth tribes, determined to pillage the city. Only Ballista, Warrior of Rome, knows the ways of the barbarians, and only he can defeat them.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Professorial

    • By Michael on 02-24-14

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Ancient Warfare

    • A Very Short Introduction
    • By: Harry Sidebottom
    • Narrated by: Sean Crisden
    • Length: 4 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 29

    Greek and Roman warfare was unlike that of any other culture before or since. The key difference is often held to be that the Greeks and Romans practiced a "Western Way of War," in which the aim is an open, decisive battle - won by courage instilled, in part, by discipline. Here, Harry Sidebottom looks at how this Western Way of War was constructed and maintained by the Greeks and Romans and why this concept is so prevalent today.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • dull and scattered

    • By Edward Williams on 09-17-12

    Regular price: $12.25

    • The Amber Road

    • Warrior of Rome, Book 6
    • By: Harry Sidebottom
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57

    In AD 264, the Roman Empire has been torn in two. The western provinces - Gaul, Spain, and Britain - have been seized by Postumus, the pretender to the throne. To the east, on the plains of northern Italy, the armies of the emperor Gallienus muster, and he is keen to take his rightful place of power. A war between two emperors is coming, and everyone must choose a side.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • story good Narrator sounded bored.

    • By S. Brabant on 09-16-17

    Regular price: $20.72

    • The Wolves of the North

    • A Warrior of Rome Novel, Book 5
    • By: Harry Sidebottom
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 52

    In the fifth novel in Harry Sidebottom’s acclaimed and best selling Warrior of Rome historical fiction series, Ballista returns to undertake yet another epic mission - while the Roman Empire reels in chaos around him. In AD 263, the Roman Empire is close to turmoil as violent uprisings threaten to shatter the fragile balance of power. In the north, the tribes are increasingly bold in their raids on the Imperium. Ballista must undertake his most treacherous journey yet. He must face the Heruli - the Eaters of Flesh, the Wolves of the North - the most brutal tribe of them all, and try to turn them against one another.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Series Continues with Much Action

    • By G.Monie on 06-17-13

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Fire in the East - Warrior of Rome

    • By: Harry Sidebottom
    • Narrated by: Nick Boulton
    • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 78
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    The far-flung and isolated citadel of Arete faces out across the wasteland, awaiting the inevitable invasion. One man is sent to marshal the defences of this lonely city; one man to shore up the crumbling walls of a once indomitable symbol of Roman power; a man whose name itself means war, a man called Ballista.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Maps and appendix please

    • By John on 06-12-09

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Last Hour

    • By: Harry Sidebottom
    • Narrated by: Dugald Bruce Lockhart
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A lone figure stands silhouetted atop the Mausoleum of Hadrian. Behind him, the sun is setting over the centre of the known world. Far below, the river is in full flood. The City of Rome lies spread out before him on the far bank. Footsteps pound up the stairs. He's been set up. An enemy is closing in; he is cornered. He jumps.

    Regular price: $18.54

    • Iron and Rust (Throne of the Caesars, Book 1)

    • By: Harry Sidebottom
    • Narrated by: Colin Mace
    • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    From the bestselling author of WARRIOR OF ROME comes the first book in a new series set in third century Rome, a dramatic era of murder, coup, counter-rebellions and civil war. In a single year six Emperors will lay claim to the Throne of the Caesar.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great voice reading and writing but weak in other

    • By Anonymous User on 05-09-17

    Regular price: $16.77

    • The Wolves of the North

    • By: Harry Sidebottom
    • Narrated by: Nick Boulton
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    AD 263 - the Roman Empire is in turmoil, with violent uprising threatening the balance of power. Ballista undertakes his most treacherous journey yet in a covert attempt to turn the barbarians against each other. He must face the Heruli - the Wolves of the North - the most brutal tribe of them all. But is it possible that the greatest threat may come from within Ballista’s own familia?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • More of the same

    • By Euan Thomson on 03-04-13

    Regular price: $18.54

    • Silence & Lies: A Throne of the Caesars Story

    • By: Harry Sidebottom
    • Narrated by: Colin Mace
    • Length: 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    A tense and brilliantly dramatic short story from the best-selling author of The Throne of the Caesars Series. AD 238. Emperor Maximinus' reign is under threat as Gordian the Younger and Elder are proclaimed emperor. Julius Burdo, official of the empire, must accompany the knife-boy Castricius north to assassinate Maximinus. The order is from the new Augusti; death is a certain fate to both men whether they succeed or fail.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Much better than the first book

    • By Anonymous User on 05-09-17

    Regular price: $2.06

    • Shadow and Dust: A Throne of the Caesars Story

    • By: Harry Sidebottom
    • Narrated by: Colin Mace
    • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

    Regular price: $6.19