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The author of the best-selling Empire sequence continues his new epic of the uprising of the Batavi in AD 88.
The Rhine frontier has exploded into all-out war. Summoned back to their homeland by their new leader, Kivilaz, the Batavi cohorts, so recently proud soldiers of Rome, find their lands transformed. All Roman influences have vanished after a battle in which two legions were humbled by the rebels, then chased away to lick their wounds in their fortress, the Old Camp.
As the most experienced men in the Batavi army, the veteran soldiers are sent south again alongside an army of warriors from the German tribes, tasked with spearheading the fight to destroy the Roman stronghold and remove the threat it poses to their homeland. Swiftly besieged, and with little hope of relief, the defeated 5th and 15th legions grimly defend an undermanned fortress against both the Batavi and their enraged barbarian German allies, united under the banner of the priestess Veleda.
But a relief column under a driven Roman general is marching north, with a burning need to restore Rome's pride - and the events that follow will determine the fate of both the Old Camp and Roman rule on the northern frontier.
©2017 Anthony Riches (P)2017 Hodder & Stoughton Limited
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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 04-14-18

Great narrator and story!

The narrator really brought the story to life! He gave each character their own unique voice making the already great story by the author so much more enjoyable. We need more books read by Mark Noble!

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4 out of 5 stars
By John J Mullin on 10-15-17

Bad Accents

This is a wonderful story ruined by bad Arnold Schwartznegger accents and working class Manchester accents. it is a major distraction. They need to eliminate those distractions. I almost abandoned the nook due to this aeful distraction.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Mr. Anthony D. Bateman on 10-02-17

The new Cornwell

The empire series was amazing, and this trilogy is as good. The lives of centurions on both sides at its heart, but with the background of revolt and civil war, concentration is paramount. The detail, historical research, embilished with deep characterisation , makes this a must read for fans of historical fiction. I bought this as soon as I recieved email of its availability, and wait with baited breath for the final part, and all of Anthony Riches further work.

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5 out of 5 stars
By bill sneddon on 12-30-17

Onslaught

Brilliant audiobook. First class to listen to. Keep them coming. Especially concerning Rome and the Romans.

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3 out of 5 stars
By kevinplee@hotmail.com on 01-17-18

Seamlessly continues the story

I love Anthony Riches books, he weaves a great story with lots of detail ...its like a history lesson but enjoyable. It is Anthony's books that set me on a road to hearing more about this fascinating period is n history.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Richard on 10-14-17

Part 2

I think the author gets lost in the details. However it is well written and believable. The narrator is excellent, however with so many characters the voices become a bit confusing. I look forward to Part 3 with interest🤔

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