A devastating disease threatens the might of Rome...
Marcus Oclatinius Adventus, later Spymaster to Emperor Caracalla, was once but a mere soldier, fighting for the Empire against the Parthians.
Upon their journey back home, the men slowly but surely begin to weaken, hounded by some strange and deathly sickness.
As the Parthians close in, and Oclatinius' legion gets weaker and weaker by the day, he must show the cunning and strength that would define his later years, in order to escape alive.
A scintillating novella in the Imperial Assassin series, ideal for fans of Simon Scarrow, Conn Iggulden and Bernard Cornwell.
Also includes the first six chapters of Emperor's Sword, the first book in the Imperial Assassin series.
Alex Gough is an author of Roman historical adventures. The Carbo Chronicles, including Watchmen of Rome and Bandits of Rome, was written as a result of a lifelong obsession with ancient Rome, and the culmination of a lot of research into the underclasses of the time. He has also written a collection of adventures following Carbo and other characters from Watchmen of Rome, where you can learn more about their rich lives.
For reviews of Roman fiction, and articles about Roman history go to www.romanfiction.com