AD 80: Gaius Valerius Verrens is back where he belongs, at the head of a legion. But this is no ordinary legion. His command is the 'unlucky' Ninth, tainted by four decades of ill fortune and poor leadership. A unit regarded as expendable by his superior, Gnaeus Julius Agricola...
Yet all that can be swept aside by a single moment of glory, and the invasion of the north of the province provides the perfect opportunity. Valerius leads his men to a devastating victory against the Brigantes, infuriating Agricola... Soon, even greater honours beckon with the death of Emperor Vespasian and the succession of Valerius's friend, Titus.
All Valerius can do is forget the great prizes on offer, concentrate on defeating the savage tribes who lie in the path of the Ninth, and ignore Agricola's intrigues.
But watching his every move is another enemy - and this one is the most formidable enemy he has ever faced...
Hammer of Rome is the last of the Gaius Valerius Verrens novels. Have you read the other eight?
Hammer of Rome (Gaius Valerius Verrens #9) Douglas Jackson
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Number of pages: 544
Weight: 367 g
Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 32 mm