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Rome's Fallen Eagle (Vespasian/4) by Robert Fabbri (2 janvier 2014)
False God of Rome (Vespasian/3) by Robert Fabbri (1er août 2013)
Rome's Executioner (Vespasian/2) by Robert Fabbri (1er novembre 2012)
Tribune of Rome (Vespasian/1) by Robert Fabbri (1er novembre 2011)
The Racing Factions (Vespasian) by Robert Fabbri (4 juillet 2013)
The Crossroads Brotherhood (a novella from the author of Tribune of Rome (Vespasian)) by Robert Fabbri (25 décembre 2011)

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Tribune of Rome (Vespasian/1) - Robert Fabbri (click) (1er novembre 2011)
«One Man Born in rural obscurity - One Destiny To become one of Rome's greatest Emperors.»
26 AD: Sixteen-year-old Vespasian leaves his family farm for Rome, his sights set on finding a patron and following his brother into the army. But he discovers a city in turmoil and an Empire on the brink. The aging emperor Tiberius is in seclusion on Capri, leaving Rome in the iron grip of Sejanus, commander of the Praetorian Guard. Sejanus is ruler of the Empire in all but name, but many fear that isn't enough for him. Sejanus' spies are everywhere - careless words at a dinner party can be as dangerous as a barbarian arrow. Vespasian is totally out of his depth, making dangerous enemies (and even more dangerous friends - like the young Caligula) and soon finds himself ensnared in a conspiracy against Tiberius. With the situation in Rome deteriorating, Vespasian flees the city to take up a position as tribune in an unfashionable legion on the Balkan frontier. Even here, rebellion is in the air and unblooded and inexperienced, Vespasian must lead his men in savage battle with hostile mountain tribes. Vespasian will soon realize that he can't escape Roman politics any more than he can escape his destiny...

Rome's Executioner (Vespasian/2) - Robert Fabbri (click) (1er novembre 2012)
A hero forged in battle. A legend born.
Thracia, AD 30: Even after four years military service at the edge of the Roman world, Vespasian can't escape the tumultuous politics of an Empire on the brink of disintegration. His patrons in Rome have charged him with the clandestine extraction of an old enemy from a fortress on the banks of the Danube before it falls to the Roman legion besieging it.
Vespasian's mission is the key move in a deadly struggle for the right to rule the Roman Empire. The man he has been ordered to seize could be the witness that will destroy Sejanus, commander of the Praetorian Guard and ruler of the Empire in all but name.
Before he completes his mission, Vespasian will face ambush in snowbound mountains, pirates on the high seas, and Sejanus's spies all around him. But by far the greatest danger lies at the rotten heart of the Empire, at the nightmarish court of Tiberius, Emperor of Rome and debauched, paranoid madman.

False God of Rome (Vespasian/3) - Robert Fabbri (click) (1er août 2013)
Vespasian is serving as a military officer on the outskirts of the Roman Empire, suppressing local troubles and defending the Roman way. But political events in Rome - Tiberius' increasingly insane debauchery, the escalating grain crisis - draw him back to the city. When Caligula becomes Emperor, Vespasian believes that things will improve. Instead, he watches his leader deteriorate from Rome's shining star to a blood-crazed, profligate madman. Lavish building projects, endless games, public displays of his incestuous relationship with his sister, Drusilla, and a terrified senate are as nothing to Caligula's most ambitious plan: to bridge the bay of Neapolis and ride over it wearing Alexander's breastplate. And it falls to Vespasian to make the long journey to Alexandria to steal the legendary armour. Vespasian's mission will lead to violence, mayhem and murder - and in the end, to a betrayal so great it will echo through the ages...

Rome's Fallen Eagle (Vespasian/4) - Robert Fabbri (click) (2 janvier 2014)
Rome, AD 41. Caligula has been assassinated and the Praetorian Guard have proclaimed Claudius Emperor - but his position is precarious. His three freedmen, Narcissus, Pallas and Callistus, must find a way to manufacture a quick victory for Claudius - but how ? Pallas has the answer: retrieve the Eagle of the Seventeenth, lost in Germania nearly 40 years before. Who but Vespasian could lead a dangerous mission into the gloomy forests of Germania ? Accompanied by a small band of cavalry, Vespasian and his brother try to pick up the trail of the Eagle. But they are tailed by hunters who kill off men each night and leave the corpses in their path. Someone is determined to sabotage Vespasian's mission. In search of the Eagle and the truth, while being pursued by barbarians, Vespasian must battle his way to the shores of Britannia. Yet can he escape his own Emperor's wrath ? (click)

The Crossroads Brotherhood - Robert Fabbri (25 décembre 2011)
The prequel to Robert Fabbri's bestselling Vespasian: Tribune of Rome. Starring characters from the series, this novella delves into Rome's criminal underworld Rome 25 AD. Marcus Salvius Magnus, Patron of the Crossroads Brotherhood, has a problem. In fact, he has two. One of the brothels under his protection has been raided by a rival Brotherhood, and valuable... merchandise... has been stolen. He can't lose face and let the attack go unpunished, but how can he retaliate without igniting a gang war ? At the other end of the social spectrum, Lady Antonia - the emperor's sister-in-law - has let has let Senator Gaius Vespasius Pollo know that she has a score that only blood will settle, and Magnus owes the Senator a favour. Now, a simple assassination wouldn't be a problem for a man like Magnus, but the instruction is that this death has to be a little more... inventive... than the usual knife-in-the-back-in-a-dark-alley. Perhaps the Patronus of the Crossroads Brotherhood can kill two birds with one stone ?



Des romans souvent en relation avec des jeux vidéos tel Total War Rome: Destroy Carthage avec le Sega Total War Rome II (PC DVD - Windows 8).

Pharaoh (Jack Howard/7) by David Gibbins (26 septembre 2013)
Total War Rome: Destroy Carthage by David Gibbins (3 septembre 2013)
Atlantis God by David Gibbins (24 avril 2012)
The Gods of Atlantis (Jack Howard/6) by David Gibbins (27 octobre 2011)
Le masque de Troie by David Gibbins & Paul Bénita (9 juin 2011)
Tigres de guerre by David Gibbins & Anne-Carole Grillot (9 juin 2011)
The Mask of Troy by David Gibbins (16 septembre 2010)
The Tiger Warrior by David Gibbins (6 août 2009)
The Lost Tomb (Wheeler Hardcover) by David J.L. Gibbins (4 mars 2009)
Atlantis by David Gibbins (21 août 2008)
The Last Gospel by David Gibbins (21 août 2008)
Mission: Atlantis by David Gibbins & Fred Kinzel (7 juillet 2008)
Le Chandelier d'Or by David Gibbins & Anne-Carole Grillot (12 juin 2008)
Le Dernier Evangile by David Gibbins & Anne-Carole Grillot (1er novembre 2007)
Atlantis by David Gibbins & Gerardo Di Masso (30 octobre 2007)
Crusader Gold by David Gibbins (28 décembre 2006)

Total War Rome: Destroy Carthage - David Gibbins (3 septembre 2013)
'The long memory of an unfinished war drives this historical novel from archaeologist Gibbins... [he] delivers the last battle in superb scenes of the horrid surprises of war, and although he rewrites an alternative death for Hasdrubal, the general defending Carthage, his work rings true. Carthage must be destroyed is the endgame of this novel, but the road to that Roman victory is the true reading enjoyment' Kirkus Reviews.
Book Description: Carthage, 146 BC. This is the story of Fabius Petronius Secundus - Roman legionary and centurion - and of his general Scipio Aemilianus, and his rise to power: from his first battle against the Macedonians, that seals the fate of Alexander the Great's successors, to total war in North Africa and the Siege of Carthage. Scipio's success brings him admiration and respect, but also attracts greed and jealousy - for the closest allies can become the bitterest of enemies. And then there is the dark horse, Julia, of the Caesar family - in love with Scipio but betrothed to his rival Paullus - who causes a vicious feud. Ultimately for Scipio it will come down to one question: how much is he prepared to sacrifice for his vision of Rome ? Inspired by Total War: Rome II, from the bestselling Total War series, Destroy Carthage is the first in an epic series of novels. Not only the tale of one man's fate, it is also a journey to the core of Roman times, through a world of extraordinary military tactics and political intrigue that Rome's warriors and citizens used to cheat death.



La série Emperor a été traduite en français sous le titre Imperator et gravite autour de Jules César (le second opus imaginant que César a participé à la répression de la révolte des Spartacus; ce qui est plausible mais non attesté). Conn Iggulden s'est également intéressé à Genghis Khan...

Born in London (1970), Conn Iggulden read English at London University and worked as a teacher for seven years before becoming a full-time writer. Married with three children, he lives in Hertfordshire. Since publication of 'The Gates of Rome', Conn has written a further thirteen books including the wildly successful 'The Dangerous Book for Boys'.

The Blood of Gods (Emperor/5) by Conn Iggulden (26 septembre 2013)
The Gods of War (Emperor/4) by Conn Iggulden (1er septembre 2011)
The Field of Swords (Emperor/3) by Conn Iggulden (1er septembre 2011)
The Death of Kings (Emperor/2) (1) by Conn Iggulden (1er septembre 2011)
The Gates of Rome (Emperor/1) by Conn Iggulden (1er septembre 2011)
Conqueror (Conqueror/5) by Conn Iggulden (16 juillet 2012)
Empire of Silver (Conqueror/4) by Conn Iggulden (1er septembre 2011)
Bones of the Hills (Conqueror/3) by Conn Iggulden (8 juillet 2010)
Lords of the Bow (Conqueror/2) by Conn Iggulden (8 juillet 2010)
Wolf of the Plains (Conqueror/1) by Conn Iggulden (8 juillet 2010)
Khan: Empire of Silver: A Novel of the Khan Empire (Conqueror Series) by Conn Iggulden (28 décembre 2010)
Genghis: Bones of the Hills by Conn Iggulden (24 mars 2009)
Genghis: Lords of the Bow by Conn Iggulden (24 février 2009)



Douglas Jackson is the author of the successful historical novels Caligula and Claudius and my next book Hero of Rome, the first of a new trilogy, will be published in July 2010. I was born in Jedburgh in the Scottish Borders in the summer of 1956. Educated at Parkside Primary School and Jedburgh Grammar School, I left three weeks before my 16th birthday with six O levels and no idea what I was going to do with the rest of my life. Luckily, a friend worked in the local employment office and got me a place on a Youth Opportunities Scheme. It turned out to be restoring a Roman marching camp at Pennymuir in the Cheviot Hills and I had a wonderful summer turning turf and dreaming of Romans. Later I joined my local paper and for the next 36 years worked in local and national newspapers in Scotland, including the Daily Record and the Scotsman. I left the Scotsman after nine years as assistant editor in the summer of 2009 to become a full-time writer.
Get in touch or become a fan on my Facebook page
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Sword of Rome (Gaius Valerius Verrens/4) by Douglas Jackson (15 août 2013)
Avenger of Rome (Gaius Valerius Verrens/3) by Douglas Jackson (4 juillet 2013)
Defender of Rome (Gaius Valerius Verrens/2) by Douglas Jackson (5 juillet 2012)
Hero of Rome (Gaius Valerius Verrens/1) by Douglas Jackson (13 octobre 2011)
Caligula (Roman Trilogy/1) by Douglas Jackson (12 février 2009)
Claudius (Roman Trilogy/2) by Douglas Jackson (24 juin 2010)

Hero of Rome (Gaius Valerius Verrens/1) - Douglas Jackson (click) (13 octobre 2011)
The Roman grip on Britain is weakening. Emperor Nero has turned his face away from this far-flung outpost. The Druids are on the rise, spreading seeds of rebellion among the British tribes. Roman cruelty and exploitation has angered their British subjects. The warrior queen Boudicca will lead the tribes to war.
Standing against the rising tide of Boudicca's rebellion is Roman Tribune, Gaius Valerius Verrens, Commander of the veteran legions at Colonia. Valerius leads the veterans in a last stand against the unstoppable horde of Boudicca's rebel army. Step by step, the bloodied survivors are forced back into the Temple of Claudius. It is here that Valerius wins lifelong fame and the accolade Hero of Rome.

Defender of Rome (Gaius Valerius Verrens/2) - Douglas Jackson (click) (5 juillet 2012)
Gaius Valerius Verrens returns to Rome from the successful campaign against Boudicca in Britain. Now hailed a 'Hero of Rome', Valerius is not the man he once was - scarred both physically and emotionally by the battles he has fought, his sister is mortally ill, his father in self-imposed exile. And neither is Rome the same city as the one he left.
The Emperor Nero grows increasingly paranoid. Those who seek power for themselves whisper darkly in the emperor's ears. They speak of a new threat, one found within the walls of Rome itself. A new religious sect, the followers of Christus, deny Nero's divinity and are rumoured to be spreading sedition.
Nero calls on his 'Hero of Rome' to become a 'Defender of Rome', to seek out this rebel sect, to capture their leader, a man known as Petrus. Failure would be to forfeit his life, and the lives of twenty thousands Judaeans living in Rome. But as Valerius begins his search, a quest which will take him to the edge of the empire, he will discover that success may cost him nearly as much as failure.

Avenger of Rome (Gaius Valerius Verrens/3) - Douglas Jackson (click) (4 juillet 2013)
Emperor Nero's grip on power is weakening. In every shadow he sees an enemy and like a cornered animal he lashes out at every perceived threat. His paranoia settles on the figure of Gnaeus Domitius Corbulo, Rome's greatest General who leads the imperial legions in the East.
So popular is Corbulo with his men that he effective presides over an Empire within an Empire. Is Corbulo preparing to march against Rome and take the purple ?
Gaius Valerius Verrens, Hero of Rome, is ordered to Antioch with the power of life and death over Corbulo, a soldier he worships. There he finds word of his mission has preceded him and every man's hand is turned against him. But Corbulo's eyes are not on Rome, but on a new threat to the Empire's border. The Parthian King of Kings, Vologases, is marching to war and with such an army that if not stopped he might overwhelm the entire Roman east.
Valerius marches at Corbulo's side. Outnumbered they make a stand in the barren wastes beyond the Tigris to meet Vologases in an epic contest of military might and ingenuity that will decide the fate of the Empire. And while he fights for the Empire, and for his own survival on the battlefield, Valerius must decide whether to complete his mission, or risk incurring his Emperor's dangerous wrath.

Sword of Rome (Gaius Valerius Verrens/4) - Douglas Jackson (click) (15 août 2013)
«The story I now commence is rich in vicissitudes, grim with warfare, torn by civil strife, a tale of horror even during times of peace» (Tacitus, The Histories).
AD 68. The Emperor Nero's erratic and bloody reign is in its death throes when Gaius Valerius Verrens is dispatched to Rome on a mission that will bring it to a close. With Nero dead, the city holds its breath and awaits the arrival his successor, Servius Sulpicius Galba, governor of Hispania. The Empire prays for peace, but it prays in vain. Galba promises stability and prosperity, but his rule begins with a massacre and ends only months later in chaos and carnage. This will become known as the Year of the Four Emperors, a time of civil war which will tear Rome apart and test Valerius's skills and loyalties to their very limit. Fortunate to survive Galba's fall, Valerius is sent on a mission by Rome's new Emperor, Otho, to his old friend Vitellius, commander of the armies of the north. Vitellius's legions are on the march, and only Valerius can persuade him to halt them before the inevitable confrontation. In an epic adventure that will take him the length and breadth of a divided land, the one-armed Roman fights to stay alive and stave off a bloodbath as he is stalked by the most implacable enemy he has ever faced.



Ben Kane was born in Kenya and raised there and in Ireland. He qualified as a veterinary surgeon from University College Dublin, and worked in Ireland and the UK for several years. After that he travelled the world extensively, indulging his passion for seeing the world and learning more about ancient history. Seven continents and more than 65 countries later, he decided to settle down, for a while at least.
While working in Northumberland in 2001/2, his love of ancient history was fuelled by visits to Hadrian's Wall. He naïvely decided to write bestselling Roman novels, a plan which came to fruition after several years of working full time at two jobs - being a vet and writing. Retrospectively, this was an unsurprising development, because since his childhood, Ben has been fascinated by Rome, and particularly, its armies. He now lives in North Somerset with his wife and family, where he has sensibly given up veterinary medicine to write full time.
To find out more about Ben and his books visit:

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Clouds of War (Hannibal/3) by Ben Kane (7 janvier 2014)
Fields of Blood (Hannibal/2) by Ben Kane (6 juin 2013)
The Patrol (Hannibal/1.5) (short) by Ben Kane
Enemy of Rome (Hannibal/1) by Ben Kane (19 janvier 2012)
Hannibal: The Patrol [short story] by Ben Kane (16 mai 2013)
Rebellion (Spartacus/2) by Ben Kane (23 mai 2013)
The Gladiator (Spartacus/1) by Ben Kane (7 juin 2012)
The Road to Rome (The Forgotten Legion Chronicles/3) by Ben Kane (20 janvier 2011)
The Silver Eagle (The Forgotten Legion Chronicles/2) by Ben Kane (29 avril 2010)
The Forgotten Legion (The Forgotten Legion Chronicles/1) by Ben Kane (6 janvier 2011)

Hannibal: Fields of Blood (Hannibal/2) - Ben Kane (6 juin 2013)
The fields of Cannae provide the setting for one of the bloodiest battles in history. But who will triumph ? Hannibal and his warrior army, or the mighty legions of Rome. Hannibal's campaign to defeat Rome continues as he marches south to confront his enemy.
With him is a young soldier, Hanno. Like his general, Hanno burns to vanquish Rome. Never has the possibility seemed so likely.
But a stealthy game of cat and mouse is being played as Rome's generals seek to avoid confrontation.


James MACE

Empire Betrayed: The Fall of Sejanus by James Mace (30 avril 2013)
Soldier of Rome: The Last Campaign (Artorian Chronicles/6) by James Mace (9 novembre 2013)
Soldier of Rome: Journey to Judea (Artorian Chronicles/5) by James Mace (3 mai 2013)
Soldier of Rome: The Centurion (Artorian Chronicles/4) by James M. Mace and James Mace (5 mai 2012)
Soldier of Rome: Heir to Rebellion (Artorian Chronicles/3) by James Mace (11 décembre 2012)
Soldier of Rome: The Sacrovir Revolt (Artorian Chronicles/2) by James Mace (9 août 2012)
Soldier of Rome: The Legionary (Artorian Chronicles/1) by James Mace (21 mai 2012)
Centurion Valens and the Empress of Death by James Mace (15 octobre 2011)

Centurion Valens and the Empress of Death - James Mace (15 octobre 2011)
In the year 44 AD, following the Conquest of Britannia, Centurion Valens returns to Rome in Triumph. It will be his last official act as a soldier of the Empire, as he looks forward to a well-deserved retirement. Instead, a night of drunken debauchery leads him into a web of deceit, betrayal, and unholy lust. Valens tries to salvage his sanity and his life as he plunges further down a harrowing descent into madness, wrought by the hands of the Empress Messalina herself.


William NAPIER

The Last Crusaders: Blood Red Sea (Clash of Empires) by William Napier & Steve Stone (18 juillet 2013)
The Red Sea (Clash of Empires) by William Napier & Steve Stone (5 juillet 2012)
The Great Siege (Clash of Empires/1) by William Napier & Steve Stone (5 juillet 2012)
Attila the Judgment by William Napier (26 octobre 2010)
Attila: The Gathering of the Storm (Attila Trilogy/2) by William Napier (3 décembre 2007)
Julia: An Epic Tale of Love & War Set in the Final Days of the Roman Empire by William Napier (27 septembre 2001)

The Great Siege (Clash of Empires/1) by William Napier & Steve Stone (5 juillet 2012)
1565. A small island in the middle of the Mediterranean stands gatekeeper between East and West. It is about to become the scene for one of the most amazing stories of bravery, battle and bloodlust: the siege of Malta.
Formed in the Holy Land in the 11th century, a small band of knights had long sought a home. Driven from their lands by Ottoman might, they came to rest in Malta from where they watched the Turks and corsairs raid the Spanish empire.
As word came from Constantinople that Malta was in the sights of the Ottoman Empire, all of Europe watched as a force of over 30,000 men besieged the island - itself only peopled by only 500 knights and a few thousand local soldiers.
On that small rock an epic struggle will be played out - the story of individual men, warriors and slaves, but also the story of two worlds colliding.



Rise of Augustus (Marching With Caesar/5) by R.W. Peake (1er août 2013)
Caesar Triumphant by R.W. Peake (28 juillet 2013)
Antony and Cleopatra, Part II: Cleopatra (Marching with Caesar/4) by R.W. Peake (1er avril 2013)
Antony and Cleopatra, Part I: Antony (Marching With Caesar/3) by R.W. Peake, Beth Lynne & Marina Shipova (6 mars 2013)
Civil War (Marching With Caesar/2) by R.W. Peake (15 novembre 2012)
Conquest of Gaul (Marching With Caesar/1) by R.W. Peake (3 juillet 2012)


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. He began writing the story that would become Wounds of Honour after a visit to Housesteads in 1996. He lives in Hertfordshire with his wife and three children. &

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The Emperor's Knives (Empire 7) by Anthony Riches (13 février 2014)
The Eagle's Vengeance (Empire 6) by Anthony Riches (22 août 2013)
The Wolf's Gold (Empire/5) by Anthony Riches (10 octobre 2013)
The Leopard Sword (Empire/4) by Anthony Riches (25 octobre 2012)
Fortress of Spears (Empire) by Anthony Riches (29 mars 2012)
Arrows of Fury (Empire/2) by Anthony Riches (9 décembre 2010)
Wounds of Honour (Empire/1) by Anthony Riches (4 mars 2010)

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Simon Scarrow's passion for writing began at an early age. After a childhood spent travelling the world he pursued his great love of history as a teacher, before becoming a full-time writer in 2005. Simon's Roman soldier heroes Cato and Macro first stormed the book shops in 2000, and Simon continues to create one new adult Roman novel each year. Simon has many other literary projects in hand including a young adult Roman series and The Sword and the Scimitar, an epic tale of the Siege of Malta in the sixteenth century. To find out more about Simon Scarrow and his novels, visit and

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The Zealot: A Roman Legion Novel by Simon Scarrow (mai 2014)
Arena (Roman Arena) by Simon Scarrow (21 novembre 2013)
The Blood Crows (Roman Legion/12) by Simon Scarrow (24 octobre 2013)
Sword and Scimitar by Simon Scarrow (25 avril 2013)
Gladiator: Son of Spartacus by Simon Scarrow (7 février 2013)
Praetorian (Roman Legion/11) by Simon Scarrow (5 juillet 2012)
The Legion by Simon Scarrow (21 juillet 2011)
The Gladiator (Roman Legion/9) by Simon Scarrow (4 février 2010)
The Eagle In The Sand by Simon Scarrow (11 décembre 2008)
The Eagle's Prophecy by Simon Scarrow (11 décembre 2008)
The Eagle's Prey by Simon Scarrow (13 novembre 2008)
The Eagle and the Wolves by Simon Scarrow (13 novembre 2008)
The Eagle's Conquest by Simon Scarrow (2 Oct 2008)
When the Eagle Hunts by Simon Scarrow (2 Oct 2008)
Under the Eagle by Simon Scarrow (7 août 2008)
Centurion (Eagle) by Simon Scarrow (7 août 2008)

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Manda C. SCOTT

La trilogie de Manda Scott, Boudica, Dreaming the Eagle, a été traduite en français chez Jean-Claude Lattès à partir de 2003 (La Reine celte : 1. Le rêve de l'Aigle; 2. Le rêve du Taureau rouge; 3. Le rêve du Lièvre) (click).

Author, columnist and screenwriter, Manda Scott has written thirteen novels beginning with contemporary thrillers. Her first, 'Hen's Teeth; was shortlisted for the Orange Prize, 'No Good Deed' was nominated for an Edgar Award in the 'Best Thriller' category.
Having served her writing apprenticeship, she went back in time to write the bestselling Boudica: Dreaming series. Her latest 'Rome' series starts with Rome: The Emperor's Spy and continues with Rome: The Coming of the King, Rome: The Eagle of the Twelfth and Rome:The Art of War. Set from 54-69 AD, the books feature Pantera, the spy whose name means leopard.
She is working on a dual time line novel of Jeanne d'Arc (who she really was: not the fainting visionary peasant girl) and a contemporary thriller.
She is Chair of the Historical Writers' Association (, Prize Chair of the HWA Debut Crown...

The Art of War (Rome/4) by M.C. Scott (28 mars 2013)
The Eagle of the Twelfth (Rome/3) by M.C. Scott (14 mars 2013)
The Coming of the King (Rome/2) by M.C. Scott (24 mai 2012)
The Emperor's Spy (Rome/1) by M.C. Scott (24 mai 2012)
Dreaming the Serpent Spear (Boudica/4) by Manda Scott (1er février 2007)
Dreaming the Hound (Boudica/3) by Manda Scott & M.C. Scott (1er février 2006)
Dreaming the Bull (Boudica/2) by Manda Scott (1er février 2005)
Dreaming the Eagle (Boudica/1) by Manda Scott (30 novembre 2002)

Rome : The Coming of the King (Rome/2) - M.C. Scott (24 mai 2012)
Sebastos Pantera, known to his many enemies as the Leopard, is the spy the Emperor Nero uses only for the most challenging and important of missions. Hunting alone, trusting no-one, he must find the most dangerous man in Rome's empire and bring him to bloody justice.
But his prey is cunning, subtle and ruthless. Saulos has pledged to bring about the destruction of Rome and her provinces and now fate, good luck and planning have given him the means to do so.
It will take the strategies of a master hunter to combat the brilliance of Saulos' plan, but Pantera has a new ally, a king in the making who could change the future of his people; a man he can finally trust. If they work together, they could bring a province back from the edge of ruin. But first, they must attempt the impossible; an assault on an invulnerable fortress, where failure means death to them both.


Tim Severin, explorer, filmmaker, and lecturer has retraced the storied journeys of Saint Brendan the Navigator, Sindbad the Sailor, Jason and the Argonauts, Ulysses, Genghis Khan and Robinson Crusoe. His books about these expeditions are classics of exploration and travel. He made his historical fiction debut with the hugely successful Viking series, followed by the Pirate series. Saxon: The Book of Dreams was the first in the new Saxon series, and this, Saxon: The Emperor's Elephant, is the second. Visit Tim's website to find out more about his books and expeditions: Follow Tim on Facebook:

Saxon: The Emperor's Elephant
Sigwulf, a Saxon prince exiled to the court of Carolus, King of the Franks, is summoned by the royal advisor Alcuin of York. Carolus has received magnificent gifts from the Caliph of Baghdad and is determined to send back presents that will be equally sensational. White is the royal colour of Baghdad so the most important gifts will be rare white animals from the Northlands. Sigwulf, having proved himself as a royal agent to Moorish Spain, has been selected to obtain the creatures, then take them to Baghdad. He must find white gyrfalcons and two white polar bears and - as Carolus has seen its picture in a book of beasts - a unicorn. He and his companions travel far into the north. Though they obtain some of the animals, they quickly realize that not all are even real. Setting out for Baghdad with their menagerie, they encounter danger after danger and it seems that someone is trying to wreck their mission... with each stage of the long journey bringing a new and unexpected peril...



Dr Harry Sidebottom is a Fellow of St Benets Hall and lecturer at Lincoln College, Oxford - where he specializes in ancient warfare and classical art.

Warrior of Rome/6: The Amber Road by Harry Sidebottom (18 juillet 2013)
Warrior of Rome/5: The Wolves of the North by Harry Sidebottom (31 janvier 2013)
Warrior of Rome/4: The Caspian Gates by Harry Sidebottom (24 mai 2012)
Warrior of Rome/3: Lion of the Sun by Harry Sidebottom (14 avril 2011)
Warrior of Rome/3: Lion of the Sun (unabridged) by Harry Sidebottom & Nick Boulton (28 février 2011)
Warrior of Rome/2: King of Kings by Harry Sidebottom (28 janvier 2010)
Warrior of Rome/1: Fire in the East by Harry Sidebottom (1er avril 2009)
Ancient Warfare: A Very Short Introduction by Harry Sidebottom (25 novembre 2004)



I live with my wife, my son and two (close approximations of) dogs in rural North Yorkshire, where my wife and I both grew up, surrounded by friends and family. A born and bred Yorkshireman with a love of the country, I cannot envisage spending my life anywhere else, though my anchor is sometimes tested as the wanderlust hits and we travel wherever I can find the breathtaking remains of the classical world. I have a love of travel and history, architecture and writing and those four interact well enough to keep me almost permanently busy.
Since leaving school and University, I have tried a great number of careers, including car sales, insurance, software engineering, computer network management, civil service and even painting and decorating sales. I have lived in four counties and travelled as widely as time and budget allowed and find myself, on the cusp of my fortieth year, back where I began and finally doing something I love.
Having written a number of unpublished short stories in my early days, I decided back in 2003 to try and write a full length novel. That was the start of Marius' Mules. Being a lover of Roman history, I decided to combine my love of writing and my love of classical history. Marius' Mules was followed two years later by Interregnum, my attempt to create a new fantasy story still with a heavy flavour of Rome. Since then, the success and popularity of both has spawned sequels to each work, with three tales in each series so far and more planned.
As well as my own website at I maintain a website detailing the Roman sites I visit and photograph at and blog at
I am an almost terminally chatty person. That's just a due warning if you feel like contacting me (via my website.) I am always happy to speak to people and have just put together an FAQ gathered together from things I have been asked previously.
A last note on reviews: Although I am currently a self-published author and there are a number of similar folk out there, some of whom I count as friends, the reviews I make on Amazon are in no way weighted toward them and I review work as I see it, although I do not review books that I did not like, except when they are part of a series with other, better reviews - so do not expect to see many 1-3star reviews. In the same way, I hope the reviews I recieve will be based on an individual's personal experience with my work and not biased for or against by outside influences. Please be fair with reviewing - I do not endorse nepotism.

Marius' Mules: The Conquest of Gaul by S.J.A. Turney (17 avril 2009)
Marius' Mules/I: The Invasion of Gaul by S.J.A. Turney (16 mai 2013)
Marius' Mules/II: The Belgae by S.J.A. Turney (16 mai 2013)
Marius' Mules/III: Gallia Invicta by S.J.A. Turney (16 mai 2013)
Marius' Mules/IV: Conspiracy of Eagles by S.J.A. Turney (16 mai 2013)
Marius' Mules/V: Hades' Gate by S.J.A. Turney (16 mai 2013)
The Thief's Tale (The Ottoman Cycle/1) by S. J. A. Turney (26 février 2013)
The Priest's Tale (The Ottoman Cycle/2) by S.J.A. Turney (19 août 2013)
Interregnum by S.J.A. Turney (14 mai 2009)
Dark Empress by S. J. A. Turney (11 mai 2011)
Ironroot by Turney, S.J.A. (22 juillet 201?)
Historical Tales by S.J.A. Turney, Gordon Doherty, Prue Batten & Tim Hodkinson (4 décembre 2013)
Tales of Ancient Rome by S.J.A. Turney (2 novembre 2011)

Série «Marius' Mules»

Marius' Mules/I: The Invasion of Gaul - S.J.A. Turney (16 mai 2013)
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 a career soldier and long-time companion of Caesar's. Despite his desire for the simplicity of the military life, he cannot help but be drawn into intrigue and politics as Caesar engineers a motive to invade the lands of Gaul. Fronto is about to discover that politics can be as dangerous as battle, that old enemies can be trusted more than new friends, and that standing close to such a shining figure as Caesar, even the most ethical of men risk being burned.

Marius' Mules/II: The Belgae - S.J.A. Turney (16 mai 2013)
57 BC. The fearsome Belgae have gathered a great army to oppose Rome, and Fronto and the legions assemble once more to take Caesar's war against the most dangerous tribes in the northern world. While the legions battle the Celts in the fiercest war of Caesar's career, the plots and conspiracies against him, both at Rome and among his own army, become ever deeper and more dangerous.

Marius' Mules/III: Gallia Invicta - S.J.A. Turney (16 mai 2013)
It is 56 BC. As Fronto and his friends winter in Rome and Caesar in Illyricum, trouble is brewing in the north. The tribes of Armorica, driven to desperate action by the harsh rule of Crassus, raise their standards in defiance of the Roman eagle, causing a chain reaction that threatens everything the legions of Caesar have achieved. Can the general's commanders stamp out the fires of rebellion before the whole of Gaul is ablaze ? Meanwhile, in Rome, the conspiracies against Caesar take an unexpected turn, plunging Fronto and his friends into a world of crime, violence and intrigue that threaten everything the legate cares about. The city is in turmoil and the republic is teetering on the brink of disaster. In a year that takes the legions and their commanders to the heaving Atlantic Ocean, the treacherous valleys of the Pyrenees, and the seething underbelly of the greatest city in the world, everything is about to change for Marcus Falerius Fronto.

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Marius' Mules/IV: Conspiracy of Eagles - S.J.A. Turney (16 mai 2013)
55 BC and Caesar's army gathers in the north of Gaul, preparing to drive invading Germanic peoples from Gaul and to traverse the dangerous northern ocean bringing punishment to the tribes of Britannia for their assistance of Gaulish rebels. But Fronto's troubles don't stop there. As his burgeoning relationship with Lucilia steps to a new level, so do his responsibilities at home, a situation exacerbated by the disruptive influence of the villainous Clodius in the city, causing trouble and endangering those about whom Fronto cares most. With two troublesome new centurions, a selection of worthless and argumentative senior officers and the suspicious deaths of a number of notables, Fronto's year is about to take a turn for the unexpected.

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Marius' Mules/V: Hades' Gate - S.J.A. Turney (16 mai 2013)
54 BC. As tensions build in Gaul and the druids manoeuvre the tribes towards general rebellion, Priscus and the diminishing senior staff of Caesar's army prepare to return to Britannia, this time with a vast army and a will to crush the tribes of that mysterious island. Meanwhile in Rome and with his ties to the general severed, Fronto contemplates a non-military future as he settles into the life of a married nobleman, socialising with Rome's elite and coming to terms with the decline in his fitness in recent months. In this year of rising troubles, Priscus will miss his former commander's presence more than ever, while Fronto will learn more than he wishes to of the great Pompey. With rebellious Gauls, defiant Britons, vengeful giants, veteran gladiators and dangerous criminals, Fronto is pushed to the limits, driving him to a decision he dreads and a battle for his very life at the steaming, hellish land of Hades' Gate.



The Sword and the Throne by Henry Venmore-Rowland (....)
The Last Caesar by Henry Venmore-Rowland (25 avril 2013)



James Wilde is a Man of Mercia. Raised in a world of books, the author studied economic history at university before travelling the world in search of adventure. Unable to forget a childhood encounter - in the pages of a comic - with the great English warrior, Hereward, Wilde returned to the haunted fenlands of Eastern England, Hereward's ancestral home, where he became convinced that this legendary hero should be the subject of his first novel. Wilde now indulges his love of history and the high life in the home his family have owned for several generations in the heart of a Mercian forest.

The Time of the Wolf: A Novel of Medieval England (Hereward) by James Wilde & Simon Vance (14 novembre 2013)
The Winter Warrior: A Novel of Medieval England (Hereward) by James Wilde and Simon Vance (14 novembre 2013)
End of Days (Hereward/3) by James Wilde (4 juillet 2013)
The Devil's Army (Hereward/2) by James Wilde (20 juin 2013)
Hereward/1 by James Wilde (29 mars 2012)

Hereward/1 - James Wilde (29 mars 2012)
1062, a time many fear is the End of Days. With the English King Edward heirless and ailing, across the grey seas in Normandy the brutal William the Bastard waits for the moment when he can drown England in a tide of blood.
The ravens of war are gathering. But as the king's closest advisors scheme and squabble amongst themselves, hopes of resisting the naked ambition of the Norman duke come to rest with just one man: Hereward...
To some a brilliant warrior, to others a devil in human form, Hereward is as adept in the art of slaughter as the enemies that gather to claim England's throne. But in his country's hour of greatest need, he has been declared an outlaw. To stay alive - and a freeman - he must carve a bloody swathe from the frozen hills of Northumbria to Flanders' fields and the fenlands of East Anglia.
The tale of a man whose deeds will become the stuff of legend, this is also the story of two mis-matched allies: Hereward the man of war, and Alric, a monk and a man of peace. One will risk everything to save the land he loves, the other to save his friend's soul...


(1) Après Les Portes de Rome, premier volet de la série Imperator (L'Archipel éd., 2005), ce second tome, The Death of Kings (Harper Collins, 2004) a été publié en français sous le titre Imperator - Spartacus, roi des esclaves chez l'Archipel (2006 - trad. Philippe Beaudoin). - Retour texte