ONE MAN. ONE MISSION. THE FATE OF AN EMPIRE.
THE SERPENTS OF CAESAR SERIES
In an alternate first century Rome, treachery casts a long shadow…
When Praetorian Guard Verendus answers a mysterious plea to return home, he finds new military unit the Watch terrorising the island of Iolia. The Watch signum is a strange symbol he encountered years ago and hundreds of miles away on a barbarian battleground.
As his suspicions mount that the ascendance of the Watch and the signum’s presence in Iolia are more than coincidence, life is about to become even more perilous for Verendus…
Bronze Medal Winner in “Historical Alternative” Category HFC Book of the Year Contest
‘Full of fast-paced action, well-researched historical detail and amazing characters … a must-read that will leave its audience eager for the second book’
~ The Historical Fiction Company: Five Star “Highly Recommended” Award of Excellence
‘A fantastic story … a wild ride of a tale’ ~ Readers’ Favorite
Indies Today Book Awards Contest: Semi-Finalist 2022
‘In a tense and fast-moving plot … Burgess calls up the first-century setting in vivid detail’
~ Fay Sampson, award-winning author