The City (City of Victory #2) (Hardcover)

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The City (City of Victory #2) (Hardcover)

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This is book number 2 in the City of Victory series.

From bestselling historian Adrian Goldsworthy, the second book in his authentic, action-packed City of Victory series set on the frontiers of the Roman Empire.


In the arid plains beyond the empire's Eastern Frontier, a Roman legion lays siege to the city of Nicopolis.

Estranged from his beloved Enica to keep her safe, centurion Flavius Ferox is still working for the emperor's cousin, the calculating and ruthless Hadrian. Sent to uncover corruption in the army, Ferox has killed a tribune and is under suspended sentence of death – but he knows more traitors are at large.

As the siege builds, Ferox will have to figure out who can be trusted, and just what it is that Hadrian really wants...

Gritty, gripping and profoundly authentic, The City is the second book in the City of Victory trilogy, set in the Roman empire from bestselling historian Adrian Goldsworthy.

Praise for Adrian Goldsworthy:

'No one knows the Roman army better than Adrian Goldsworthy, and no one writes more convincing Roman fiction.' Harry Sidebottom

'Gritty and realistic.' Daily Telegraph

'Brings the reader closer to the true nature of Roman Britain.' NB Magazine

Adrian Goldsworthy's doctoral thesis formed the basis for his first book, The Roman Army at War 100 BC–AD 200 (OUP, 1996), and his research has focused on aspects of warfare in the Graeco-Roman world. He is the bestselling author of many ancient world titles, including both military history and historical novels. He also consults on historical documentaries for the History Channel, National Geographic, and the BBC.

Adrian Goldsworthy studied at Oxford, where his doctoral thesis examined the Roman army. He went on to become an acclaimed historian of Ancient Rome. He is the author of numerous works of non-fiction, including Philip and Alexander: Kings and Conquerors, Caesar, The Fall of the West, Pax Romana and Hadrian's Wall.

Product Details ISBN: 9781789545784
ISBN-10: 1789545781
Publisher: Head of Zeus -- an Aries Book
Publication Date: September 1st, 2022
Pages: 480
Language: English
Series: City of Victory


'No one knows the Roman army better than Adrian Goldsworthy, and no one writes more convincing Roman fiction' Harry Sidebottom, on Brigantia.

'Gritty and realistic... Goldsworthy's characters are authentically ancient and his descriptions of Roman Briton ring true' Daily Telegraph (Sydney).

'Incredibly authentic... Plenty of action and a cracking read for lovers of historical fiction or fans of Roman history' What Cathy Read Next.

'An authentic, enjoyable read' The Times.

'Much more accurate than the usual action fiction about legionaries and Rome... Brings the reader closer to the true nature of Roman Britain'” —New Books Magazine