The Caspian Gates by Harry Sidebottom audiobook

The Caspian Gates

By Harry Sidebottom
Directed by Claire Bloom
Read by Stefan Rudnicki

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing

The Warrior of Rome Series: Book 4

11.34 Hours Unabridged
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AD 262. The Roman Imperium is in turmoil after the struggle for the throne that brought Gallienus to power. Ephesus, the metropolis of the Eastern Empire, lies in ruins, shattered by a mighty earthquake. Its citizens live in fear as the mob overwhelms the city, baying for blood to avenge the gods who have punished them. Yet an even greater threat to the Empire advances from the north: the barbaric Goth tribes, determined to pillage the city. Only Ballista, Warrior of Rome, knows the ways of the barbarians, and only he can defeat them. A relentlessly gripping and richly authentic tale of ancient warfare, The Caspian Gates is an adventure for Rome enthusiasts and scholars alike. Widely acclaimed for his Warrior of Rome series, Harry Sidebottom "provides a well-constructed, well-paced, and gripping account…which, as a good series should, leaves the reader eagerly anticipating the next installment" (Times Literary Supplement).

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Summary

AD 262. The Roman Imperium is in turmoil after the struggle for the throne that brought Gallienus to power. Ephesus, the metropolis of the Eastern Empire, lies in ruins, shattered by a mighty earthquake. Its citizens live in fear as the mob overwhelms the city, baying for blood to avenge the gods who have punished them. Yet an even greater threat to the Empire advances from the north: the barbaric Goth tribes, determined to pillage the city. Only Ballista, Warrior of Rome, knows the ways of the barbarians, and only he can defeat them.

A relentlessly gripping and richly authentic tale of ancient warfare, The Caspian Gates is an adventure for Rome enthusiasts and scholars alike. Widely acclaimed for his Warrior of Rome series, Harry Sidebottom "provides a well-constructed, well-paced, and gripping account…which, as a good series should, leaves the reader eagerly anticipating the next installment" (Times Literary Supplement).

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Sidebottom’s prose blazes with searing scholarship.” Times (London)
“The best sort of red-blooded historical fiction.” Andrew Taylor, CWA Ellis Peters Historical Dagger Award–winning author of The American Boy
“Sidebottom remains consistently meticulous about detail, old-fashioned about storytelling, and astute in portraying political backstabbing worthy of the modern arena.” Publishers Weekly
“He has the touch of an exceptionally gifted storyteller, drawing on prodigious learning.” Timothy Severin, author of the Viking trilogy
“At last a piece of Roman historical fiction for grown-ups.” Robert Low, author of the Oath Sworn series
“The series is narrated by Audie Award winner Stefan Rudnicki, whose deep voice is perfect for the action and violence among warriors. He uses accents for the foul-mouthed Calgacus and the womanizing Maximus. The series is highly recommended.” SoundCommentary.com

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Author Bio: Harry Sidebottom

Author Bio: Harry Sidebottom

Harry Sidebottom received his doctorate in ancient history at Corpus Christi College, Oxford. He has taught at various universities, including his alma mater, where he is now a fellow and director of studies in ancient history at St. Benet's Hall and lecturer in ancient history at Lincoln College.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 11.34
Audience: Adult
Language: English