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Falling Sky

(The eighth book in the Warrior of Rome series)
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The thrilling new historical adventure in the Warrior of Rome series from Sunday Times bestseller Harry Sidebottom.

*** 'What Bernard Cornwell is to the Napoleonic Wars, Harry Sidebottom is to Roman legions: unassailable' -

AD 265, Gaul - The Roman Empire is on the brink.

Emperor Gallienus has amassed a huge army across the Alps to seize back the mountains from the usurper Postumus.

War has come.

Ballista and his cavalry are on the frontline, battling in the most brutal of conditions. But if he is to survive the campaign and finally retire to his beloved Sicily, it's not just the battlefield he needs to navigate.

As he and Praetorian Prefect Volusianus lay siege to Postumus' armies, it becomes clear the greatest threat to Ballista's life might just come from within his ranks. After all, Volusianus has shown he will go to any distance for his own ends. Is Ballista just another pawn in his game?

Praise for Harry Sidebottom's historical novels:

'An extraordinarily vivid take on the ancient world' - EVENING STANDARD

'Explosive action and
knuckle-whitening drama' - GUARDIAN

'The best sort of
red-blooded historical fiction' - ANDREW TAYLOR

twists and turns than the Tiber itself' - RORY CLEMENTS

'Sidebottom's prose
blazes with searing scholarship' - THE TIMES

'Relentless, brutal,
brilliant' - BEN KANE

storming triumph' - DAILY TELEGRAPH


Genre: Historical

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