Agent of Rome: The Emperor’s Silver was released in hardback and ebook last week. I hope readers enjoy it as much as the rest of the series.
This week I was interviewed by UNRV, the website for all things Roman. Check it out here.
Set between the events of ‘The Siege’ and ‘The Imperial Banner’ this ebook exclusive short story follows Cassius as he investigates a mysterious series of fires. You can buy it here …
For those of you who haven’t seen it, here is the cover for ‘The Emperor’s Silver.’ A bit different to the previous designs but I like it.
Some good news this week: my agent has confirmed two translation deals. Italian publisher Mauri Spagnol are starting with ‘The Siege’ while Spanish house Pamies are kicking off with books 2 and 3.
Book V is now complete and the edit is coming together. Below is the blurb. Out next summer!
Agent of Rome: The Emperor’s Silver
Still recovering from his previous assignment in Arabia, imperial agent Cassius Corbulo has been spending most of his time and money on women and wine. Unfortunately for him, word of his achievements has reached the emperor Aurelian and he is sent north, tasked with smashing a counterfeiting gang.
Corbulo tracks the criminals to the city of Berytus, where his investigations are hampered by civil unrest and uncooperative officials, not to mention the personal problems of his servant Simo and bodyguard Indavara. Despite this – and intense pressure from his superiors – the young officer eventually closes in on the gang.
But his enemies will do anything to protect their profits, and Cassius and Indavara soon find themselves fighting not only for the Emperor, but for their very survival.
The fourth in the series is released today in hardback and ebook
AD 273. Obsessed by the solar religions of the east, the emperor Aurelian sets out to obtain every sacred object within his realm. But one – a mysterious rock said to channel the power of the sun god – lies beyond his reach. Warrior-priest Ilaha has captured the legendary stone and is using it to raise an army against Rome.
For Imperial agent Cassius Corbulo and ex-gladiator bodyguard Indavara, stopping him constitutes their greatest challenge yet. Assisted by a squad of undercover soldiers and a Saracen chieftain, they trek south across the deserts of Arabia, encountering sandstorms, murderous money-lenders and a ruthless German mercenary.
And when they finally reach Ilaha’s mountain fortress, they face thousands of warriors who will give their lives to protect him … and the black stone.
This will run until the end of the month – I’m happy to answer any questions on the series or writing in general. There are also two giveaways running for 15 copies of The Far Shore.
With the paperback release of ‘The Far Shore’ very close, I have organised a giveaway of 15 books on the excellent goodreads website.
For the US, Canada and Australia: https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/81820-the-far-shore
If you enter, best of luck!