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Onslaught: The Centurions II Anthony Riches

Onslaught: The Centurions II By Anthony Riches

Onslaught: The Centurions II by Anthony Riches


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Summary

The author of the bestselling Empire series continues his new epic surrounding the uprising of the Batavi in AD 69

Onslaught: The Centurions II Summary

Onslaught: The Centurions II by Anthony Riches

The author of the bestselling Empire sequence continues his new trilogy: the epic story of the uprising of the Batavi in AD 69.

The Rhine frontier has exploded into all-out war. The Batavi cohorts, so recently proud soldiers of Rome, have returned to their homeland, summoned by their new leader Kivilaz: they will be the spearhead of an audacious assault on Roman power.

Humbled by the rebels in a battle they should have won, the Romans retreat to their northern stronghold, the Old Camp, to lick their wounds. The 5th and 15th Legions grimly prepare to defend an undermanned fortress against both the Batavi and thousands of barbarian warriors intoxicated by a charismatic priestess's vision of their victory.

Four centurions who once fought in the same army find themselves on opposite sides of a vicious civil war. For the Batavi, the prize could be freedom from Roman rule. For the Romans, the choices are victory or the most humiliating defeat their empire has ever known. And for one Batavi soldier, the greatest prize is simply survival in a battle with a cornered, desperate enemy.

Onslaught: The Centurions II Reviews

A master of the genre - The Times

This is fast-paced and gripping read-through-the-night fiction, with marvellous characters and occasional moments of dark humour. Some authors are better historians than they are storytellers. Anthony Riches is brilliant at both. - Conn Iggulden

A damn fine read . . . fast-paced, action-packed. - Ben Kane

Stands head and shoulders above a crowded field . . . . real, live characters act out their battles on the northern borders with an accuracy of detail and depth of raw emotion that is a rare combination. - Manda Scott

About Anthony Riches

Anthony Riches began his lifelong interest in war and soldiers when he first heard his father's stories about World War II. This led to a degree in Military Studies at Manchester University. Inspired by a visit to Housesteads in 1996, he began the story that would grow into his two Roman series: Empire and The Centurions. He is also the author of a contemporary action novel, Nemesis, published in 2021. Married with three children, the author lives in Hertfordshire. www.anthonyriches.com www.twitter.com/AnthonyRiches

Additional information

GOR008743012
9781473628755
147362875X
Onslaught: The Centurions II by Anthony Riches
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Hodder & Stoughton
20170921
400
N/A
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