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Forged in Fire

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Forged in Fire: three searing historical novels that cut a swathe through separate histories - each one with a protagonist who has the weight of empires upon their shoulders.

Marius' Mules I:

It is 58 BC and the mighty Tenth Legion, camped in Northern Italy, prepare for the arrival of the most notorious general in Roman history: Julius Caesar.

Marcus Falerius Fronto, commander of the Tenth, is about to discover that politics can be as dangerous as battle, that old enemies can be trusted more than new friends, and that when standing close to such a shining figure as Caesar, even the most ethical of men risk being burned.

Strategos: Born in the Borderlands: 

1046 AD The Byzantine Empire teeters on full blown war. In the borderlands of Eastern Anatolia, young Apion’s life is shattered in one swift and brutal Seljuk night raid.
A hunger for revenge burns in his soul, and he is drawn down a dark path that leads him right into the heart of a conflict that will echo through the ages.

Tyrian purple, the unique dye that denotes Byzantine power, is held under close guard by the imperial house. To steal it is treason against the Empire.
A secret supply has been discovered and Tobias the minstrel begins a perilous journey into the heart of Byzantium to retrieve the purple and deliver it to a Venetian merchant’s hands.
Trade is cut-throat and men are expendable as life dances on the edge of a sword-blade. Money is power and Constantinople provides the exotic backdrop during a time of secrets and shadows.

Genre: Thriller

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December 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Forged in Fire
Author(s): Prue Batten, Simon Turney, Gordon Doherty
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