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Editorial Reviews

Meet Marcus Valerius Aquila, brave centurion and condemned hero, in Book One Wounds of Honour, written by Anthony Riches and read by professional narrator Saul Reichlin. Marcus is in hiding from the Imperial Army who executed his father. He takes on an alias and lives in secret among the outcasts of Hadrian’s Wall. Then fate catches up with him and he must soon come out of the shadows to lead an entire army into war against the rebels. His path is wrought with danger but he fights for victory, justice and honour. Available now from Audible.
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Publisher's Summary

Thrilling, authentic, and action packed, this novel introduces soldier hero Marcus Valerius: a centurion stationed on Hadrian's Wall in the second century during a revolt against the Roman Empire.
Marcus Valerius Aquila has scarcely landed in Britannia when he has to run for his life - condemned to dishonorable death by power-crazed emperor Commodus. The plan is to take a new name, serve in an obscure regiment on Hadrian's Wall, and lie low until he can hope for justice. Then a rebel army sweeps down from the wastes north of the wall, and Marcus has to prove he's hard enough to lead a century in the front line of a brutal, violent war.
©2009 Anthony Riches (P)2015 Hodder & Stoughton
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3 out of 5 stars
By maureen on 05-28-17

Great story but ...

Here's the thing. I love books about the Roman empire and this is a pretty good one. I just wish I had read it in book form. The narrator sounds like an older man and the hero is only 19 years old. The voice of the main character was just wrong to my ear and it ruined the story for me. If, like me the narrator is important to you I suggest listening to the sample clip before you spend your credit.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Tony G on 08-17-16

NOT BAD FOR SOMETHING I STUMBLED UPON

If he had Pebbles narrate this I think we would have a real winning series. Plenty of fast passed action with a good storyline. Worth a listen.

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5 of 8 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By richard on 04-09-15

Fantastic....

Excellent story line, brilliant narration and damn realistic!!! Truly worth listening to as it brings the last years of the second century Roman world to life.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Brooke E. Lane on 04-08-15

Roman adventure comes alive

An excellent yarn. The battle scenes had realism and authenticity. Performance well done. I thoroughly enjoyed it and look forward to more.

Brooke Lane




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5 out of 5 stars
By kevinplee@hotmail.com on 01-15-17

Great start, I know I'll love the series already

The author must be a masrer. Well written, descriptive and captivating. It's pure dramatic fiction licence no doubt but still must have been thoroughly researched. Along with one of my favourite narrators who helps to bring the story alive in his usual way I heartily recommend the series ...on to book 2 for me and I know I'll love it !

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 04-15-15

On a serious par with Simon Scarrow

Gret intro story and has set up for future adventures. Excellent narration!! Loved it

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