Hraban Chronicles

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 149 ratings

The Oath Breaker: A Novel of Germania and Rome Publisher's Summary

Hraban the Marcomanni has never met his father Maroboodus, exiled in far-away Rome, but this is about to change.

In the age of early Roman Empire, Augustus is creating his legacy with gladius as the legions begin the arduous work of subjecting the troublesome and divided Germani tribes.

Such great, distant issues do not concern Hraban, a young man bent on becoming a spear lord, giver of rings, a warrior praised in the dark halls of his kin. He is the Raven, and son of great lords. Yet his father's return to their burning village does not only upset plans of Rome and the scheming Germani, but those of Hraban, who finds the ancient virtues of his kin are very strained with strange morals of Maroboodus, his father.

Will Hraban find a way to survive the plots of his many enemies, serve his father, and keep his honor while entire nations struggle to unite against Rome and those who would betray the Germani?

The Oath Breaker is the first book in a new series of historical novels set in the dark lands east of Rhenus and fabulous, ancient Rome.

©2014 Alaric Longward (P)2016 Alaric Longward
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  • Book 1

    • The Oath Breaker: A Novel of Germania and Rome

    • Hraban Chronicles, Book 1
    • By: Alaric Longward
    • Narrated by: Clay Lomakayu
    • Length: 17 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 76

    Hraban the Marcomanni has never met his father Maroboodus, exiled in far-away Rome, but this is about to change. In the age of early Roman Empire, Augustus is creating his legacy with gladius as the legions begin the arduous work of subjecting the troublesome and divided Germani tribes. Such great, distant issues do not concern Hraban, a young man bent on becoming a spear lord, giver of rings, a warrior praised in the dark halls of his kin. He is the Raven, and son of great lords.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Masterpiece from Alaric Longward!

    • By The Bookwyrm Speaks on 12-06-16

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 2

    • Raven's Wyrd: A Novel of Germania and Rome

    • Hraban Chronicles, Book 2
    • By: Alaric Longward
    • Narrated by: Clay Lomakayu
    • Length: 18 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    Hraban the Marcomanni has been cast out of his tribe by his treacherous father Maroboodus. He has lost his tribe, his mother and both grandfathers, and his fame and honor with the ones he loved. He has been lied to, he has been used to further his father's plots and in the end discarded, and his lot was to linger in slavery to Odo, a priest to Lok until he would die, having fulfilled the needs of a deadly prophecy.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • narration not good

    • By tonyrivers on 02-03-18

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 3

    • The Winter Sword: A Novel of Germania and Rome

    • Hraban Chronicles, Book 3
    • By: Alaric Longward
    • Narrated by: Clay Lomakayu
    • Length: 15 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 23

    Hraban's dice are cast. He has chosen to serve Nero Claudius Drusus, the mighty Roman general and the stepson of the princeps of Rome, Augustus. He has abandoned his hope of ever finding fame and home with the Marcomanni and has turned his back on Armin the Cherusci, who offered him a place amongst the foes of Rome and Maroboodus, Hraban's traitorous father. Yet, the fate of Drusus is not to idle in Gaul, but to take the war to Armin and the Cherusci, and Hraban follows him to war, serving the great lord in his drive to slay Armin.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • To bad Audible couldn't negotiate for complete ser

    • By Randall on 07-24-17

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 4

    • The Snake Catcher: A Novel of Germania and Rome

    • Hraban Chronicles, Book 4
    • By: Alaric Longward
    • Narrated by: Clay Lomakayu
    • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 12

    Hraban is riding for Rome. Having lost Drusus to the schemes of a highborn noble in Rome, Hraban and his friends follow Tiberius, and join the Germani Corporis Custodes, the illustrious Germani guard of Augustus. Their mission is not only to guard the lives of the family of the Princeps, but also to uncover who is trying to kill the sons and grandchildren of Livia, wife of Augustus. Drusus is already dead. Will Tiberius be next? Is Julia, the daughter of Augustus to blame, as everyone believes?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • captivating

    • By saintwithsword on 09-22-18

    Regular price: $24.95