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Scourge of Rome AD Disgraced, dishonoured and banished into exile on pain of execution if he ever returns to Rome, the former military tribune Gaius Valerius Verrens makes his way East through the death and destruction of the savage Judaean rebellion Valerius knows his only hope of long term survival and a restoration of his family s fortunes lie with his friend Titus, commander of the Army of Judaea and son of the newly crowned Emperor VespasianBut when he reaches the ring of legionary camps around the seemingly impregnable city of Jerusalem he finds Titus a changed man Gone is the cheerful young officer he knew, replaced by a tough, ruthless soldier under pressure from his father to end the insurrection at any cost Soon, Valerius finds himself at the centre of a web of intrigue spun by Titus s lover, Queen Berenice of Cilicia, and her sometime ally, the general s turncoat adviser, Flavius Josephus, who have an ulterior motive for ending the siege quicklyYet the laurels that will regain his honour cannot be won in the negotiations in the murky tunnels beneath Jerusalem Only amid the fire and blood of battle will he equal the glory that brought him the title Hero of Rome

10 thoughts on “Scourge of Rome

  1. Jane Jane says:

    This series just gets better and better with each novel This one, with two main storylines, finds Valerius exiled from Rome In order to regain his honor and fortune and to redeem himself, he travels to Syria and points east in the first part and joins his

  2. S.J.A. Turney S.J.A. Turney says:

    It took me far too long to find time to catch up with one of the very best historical series in the current world of books I ve missed Valerius Verrens Due to the time I left between this book and the last one it took me a few short chapters to get back into t

  3. Kate Kate says:

    For anyone with an interest in Rome, Douglas Jackson s Hero of Rome series is one of the finest you can read Scourge of Rome achieves wonders for me it is the best of the series, presenting an intense account of the brutal siege and destruction of Jerusalem in AD

  4. Speesh Speesh says:

    I m fair rattling through this series right now And why not They ve got to be in a photo finish for the best written historical fiction of any period Scourge of Rome is no different, being full of interesting incident, excitement and plenty beside to keep you gripping

  5. Cliff Ward Cliff Ward says:

    Jerusalem, well known for the Crusades and in modern times, but little known atleast in my experience, for the siege in AD70 where the Roman Army destroyed almost the entire city including the Jewish temple Titus took all the gold and with the proceeds built the Colosseum

  6. Peter Peter says:

    Usual high quality historical fiction.Another outing for Gaius Cameron s Verrens Another example of top quality historical fiction Not muchto say Do yourself a favour and if you have not done so yet, then start reading Douglas Jackson.

  7. Clemens Schoonderwoert Clemens Schoonderwoert says:

    This fantastic book by Douglas Jackson is already the 6th volume of the fascinating Gaius Valerius Verrens series.As always the author has produced a most educational historical note, in which he sets out the situation at that particular time of history, and in a very clear fashi

  8. Ed Hathaway Ed Hathaway says:

    I really like this series It keeps moving from one exciting action to another Hard to put down.

  9. Bill Christoforou Bill Christoforou says:

    Great story, excellent characters Yet another epic by Jackson The way he weaves truth with fiction is simply masterful Both educational and entertaining in one Told through the eyes of somewhat reluctant hero Valerius it really puts you in the front seat of life during the time of Ancien

  10. john parry john parry says:

    Real page turnerLoved this book seriously enjoyed ever page.I would give it 4.9 stars if I could, only the book Birds of Prey would beat this for me Look forward to readingof the same.

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